Plan Meals

Last weekend we had our neighbors come over for cocktails and snacks on Sunday evening, and they brought along their adorable 2 1/2 year old son to hang out with my kids who just love him. As we adults were sitting around chatting, my neighbor confessed how challenging it can be to take a toddler out to dinner- or to even get him to eat a regular dinner that she has prepared for that matter! Oh how I remember those days of meal after meal of hotdogs, chicken nuggets, and microwaved orange macaroni and cheese! It seems so long ago now… but it felt pretty endless back then!

So here’s what I said to Melissa- you just have to keep trying. You just have to keep going out to restaurants and letting your little cutie know what you expect of him in terms of behavior while you’re there. You also just have to keep cooking meals that you and your husband love to eat and encourage him to take a few bites (before of course serving him yet another round of chicken nuggets). As hard as it seems- just keep doing it.

Eventually they will become little people who want to try more grown up food. And this is where I’ve got you covered….

Over the last four years, I’ve shared more than 100 recipes here on Momof6 that my kids will actually eat! (Okay- in full disclosure, that doesn’t mean that all 6 kids will eat every one of these recipes…. I do have my own share of picky eaters plus a son with food allergies that were discovered only recently.) But generally- everything I share here are tried and true family favorites!

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Every Monday I like to share another new recipe that my family enjoys, as well as my meal plan for the coming week. I plan to continue to offer these recipes, and I will now include a recipe card at the bottom of each post so you can easily print the recipe to prepare for your own family (thanks to reader Debbie who made this request!).

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Over time, I will go into all of my old recipes and add a recipe card to every one!

So please come click on over and check out all of my Momof6 Recipes- now easy to find all in one place!

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How to Organize Your Pantry

October 30, 2014
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You know when an area of your home is starting to drive you crazy… that it’s time to do something about it! Our kitchen pantry had gotten a bit out of control. It was overstuffed, there were items in there that we hadn’t used in almost a year, there were things being stored in there [...]

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Getting Ready for Winter {Happy Mama Movement}

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Ideas for a Kids Shared Bathroom!

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There was a time when the kids were younger that we chose to share our master bathroom with them. It was just so much easier to bathe them, and eventually to keep an eye on them when they showered in our larger bathroom. Plus that meant I only had one bathroom tub/shower to clean in [...]

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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Wings

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There’s just something about sitting down on a Sunday afternoon to watch a football games that makes me want to nibble on buffalo chicken wings! A little blue cheese on the side, a fire in the fireplace, and my kids and I all cheering for our favorite teams (since we’re in New York, some of [...]

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Are You Ready to Get Organized? My Best Tips Are Now All In One Place!

October 24, 2014
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For someone who writes a blog about living a more organized life… the one thing that wasn’t very organized was the blog! Because there wasn’t a great place to go to get started on the path to living a prepared life…until now! I’ve been working on gathering together all of my best organizing content so [...]

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Dogs With No Place to Call Home

October 23, 2014
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On Tuesday I was fortunate to attend the Swiffer® Pet Event in NYC, recognizing the partnership between Swiffer® and the ASPCA in helping to find permanent homes for dogs and cats throughout the country. Last weekend, the ASPCA partnered with dozens of animal shelters to hold their 2014 Mega Match-A-Thon event, and  over 5000 animals [...]

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Our Girls Bedroom Makeover!

October 22, 2014
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I am so excited to share with you a project that I have been wanting to do for a long time now…. which is our girls bedroom makeover! When we moved into our new home, our girls were assigned the most “girly” bedroom in the house, painted a golden yellow shade with bright pink trim…. [...]

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Dog Ownership Can Be Messy….

October 21, 2014
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With a husband and a son with allergies, we decided that a non-shedding dog would be the right way to go for our family. Of course we fully realize that even non-shedding breeds still drop pet dander in the house, which is what triggers the allergies. But years of experience have also taught us two things: [...]

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory Chicken Madeira

October 20, 2014
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One of my husband’s all-time favorite restaurant dishes is the Chicken Madeira at the Cheesecake Factory, so I really wanted to learn how to make it at home so we could enjoy it more often. But it took me several attempts at this recipe to get it to taste very similar to the Cheesecake Factory’s [...]

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