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Meals That Serve A Crowd

Here are seven SparkRecipes that can easily be doubled when cooking for a crowd.
Posted 10/19/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 8 comments   92,195 views
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Super Meals for Big Batch Cooking

Cooking in batches is one of the best kept secrets for saving time and money, while promoting good health at the same time.
Posted 10/17/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 18 comments   65,813 views
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Is Your Child's School Commute Safe?

For parents, it's hard to know when a child is old enough to walk to school alone. Here's how to make sure your child is as safe as possible on his or her daily commute.
Posted 10/17/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 15 comments   12,915 views
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I Get By With a Little Help from My Friends

Our guest blogger, an expert on friendship, takes a break from quantifying how it's important--and shares why friends really matter. You won't want to miss this!
Posted 10/11/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 9 comments   17,022 views
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Confession: Parenting is Hard (Even for the Experts)

Nobody's perfect at anything--so why expect yourself to be a "perfect" parent? Here's a lesson in giving yourself a break.
Posted 10/10/2012  6:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 14 comments   13,648 views
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How to Squeeze in Exercise as a Busy Mom

We all know that exercise is important for our health, but who has the time? Try these tips to fit some fitness into your busy day.
Posted 10/7/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Nicole Nichols : 9 comments   23,755 views
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Fabulous Fall Salads

These SparkRecipes feature fall fruits and vegetables. Stay healthy with these fabulous fall salad recipes.
Posted 10/3/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Samantha Donohue : 13 comments   34,090 views
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Backpack Safety 101

Don't let school be a pain in the neck for your child! Here's how to load up a safer backpack.
Posted 10/3/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 13 comments   12,029 views
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Get Kids to Eat Veggies by Offering More Veggies

It doesn't bother me to make a few different vegetables and then let my kids choose which ones they want. I find that when given the choice, they usually want some of both.
Posted 10/2/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Jen Mueller : 29 comments   21,825 views
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6 Ways to Combat Rising Food Costs

This summer's unrelenting heat has left a lasting mark--and you'll soon see that mark on your grocery receipt. Here's how to cope with rising prices.
Posted 9/26/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Stepfanie Romine : 35 comments   103,577 views
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Helping Your Kids Cope with Back-to-School Exhaustion

Starting new routines and learning new skills can make kids cranky and downright tired. Here are five ways to help your kids adjust to a new school year.
Posted 9/25/2012  10:00:00 AM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 7 comments   23,746 views
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Simple Sauces for Chicken

With five to 10 extra minutes in the kitchen, you can flavor up all your chicken dishes, without reaching for a bottle of sauce loaded with salt and sugar. Here's how.
Posted 9/24/2012  6:00:00 PM By: Meg Galvin : 16 comments   202,253 views
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Schools Putting Healthier Lunch Options into Action

Districts all over the country are updating school lunch menus and adding healthier options. Learn about some of the exciting developments and tasty lunchline offerings.
Posted 9/24/2012  10:00:00 AM By: Tanya Jolliffe : 16 comments   9,000 views
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Your Kitchen: Built for Speed!

Use these simple tips to make your kitchen more efficient!
Posted 9/23/2012  2:00:00 PM By: Nicole Nichols : 27 comments   24,664 views
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Better Than Store-Bought: Multi-Purpose Baking Mix

Baking mix is a pantry staple for quick breads, pancakes, and biscuits, but many varieties lack whole grains. Here's an easy way to make your own with a boost of fiber!
Posted 9/20/2012  2:00:00 PM By: SparkPeople Guest Blogger : 44 comments   61,894 views
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