Hemera/ ThinkstockWhen it comes to frozen desserts, there are a whole lot of other options out there besides just a bowl of ice cream. What about the treats that come on sticks, like fudge pops, fruit bars and chocolate-covered ice cream bars? Or that childhood classic, the ice cream sandwich? The frozen-food aisle has become so inundated with varieties of frozen treats that it's nearly overwhelming to decide which way to go. That's why we put the leading brands of each of those treats to the test, and found clear winners in each of those categories.
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Take the ice cream sandwich, for example. There are so many varieties of the classic childhood treat available in the supermarket that it can be a tough call to know whether to go for the store brand or something more upscale, like Klondike. For our blind taste test, we judged 10 different brands according to a few parameters: How long do they keep their form before beginning to melt? Was the vanilla ice cream creamy and
Hemera/ ThinkstockWhen it comes to frozen desserts, there are a whole lot of other options out there besides just a bowl of ice cream. What about the treats that come on sticks, like fudge pops, fruit bars and chocolate-covered ice cream bars? Or that childhood classic, the ice cream sandwich? The frozen-food aisle has become so inundated with varieties of frozen treats that it's nearly overwhelming to decide which way to go. That's why we put the leading brands of each of those treats to the test, and found clear winners in each of those categories.Read More »from The Best Store-Bought Frozen Treats
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DCLQuestion from a "19 Kids and Counting" fan: How is your youngest Josie doing and how do you help her understand her food sensitivities?Read More »from How Michelle Duggar Deals with Her Daughter's Food Sensitivities
Well, Josie is 3 years old now and she is so energetic, amazingly agile; this girl could climb anything! We jokingly say she's the bionic baby. She is so strong. But she's a miracle. Even though she was born prematurely, she's caught up in every way now.
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She is still supposed to be careful to not get too much dairy in her diet, so I am teaching her about it. The other day, we heard some commotion in the kitchen. Jordan was standing in the kitchen holding a yogurt and trying to tell Josie that it would give her a belly ache. Josie just kept saying, "It doesn't have milk. It doesn't have milk. It doesn't have milk." She was really distraught.
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I had to take her aside, and I had to talk to her about it and let her know
- TheBump.com | Team Mom – Thu, Jun 27, 2013 10:36 AM EDT
We caught up with the actress-turned-blogger, author and celeb mom -- and we realized we're not the only ones who occasionally have our clothes on inside out!Read More »from Soleil Moon Frye Reveals Her Most Embarrassing Mommy Moments
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The Bump: You seeCourtesy of TheBump.comm to have great adventures with your kids. How are you such a fun mom?
Soleil Moon Frye: I try my best! We're all about the chaos -- embracing the chaos, enjoying the insanity of it all and not trying to be too perfect. I've realized that perfection does not exist.
TB: What tips do you have for pregnant women to enjoy pregnancy and motherhood?
SMF: Be comfortable, and don't be too hard on yourself. I was the mom that, for years after, kept the baby weight on. And you know what? That's okay. It can happen. There's no reason to worry about it. Don't be too hard on yourself.
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TB: Did you have a majorly embarrassing pregnancy moment?
SMF: Oh, I had many embarrassing pregnancy moments! And I had many moments after -- I still do. I went somewhere
- Disney Baby | Team Mom – Thu, Jun 27, 2013 4:03 PM EDT
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In my pre-child days I LOVED hosting parties. I still enjoy hosting parties, but these days I just don't have the time to get super fancy like I did in the old days. But, that doesn't mean I can't still play hostess - it just means that now I look for ways to keep our parties kid-friendly and stress-free. Here are a few tips to help you throw a great 4th of July fete minus the stress too!
Think it's too last minute to host a 4th of July party? Think again. Here are 7 ways to keep it simple and fun!1. Keep the decor simple
There are endless tutorials on Pinterest that will convince you that you need to decorate for your party in elaborate style, but it's simply not the case. Simply adding in a few red, white and blue components via items you would already be using (i.e. fun straws, plates, cups, napkins, etc.) will give a festive feel without requiring all the extra prep.
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2. Make kid-friendly foods
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Image: Ms. Phoenix/CC BY 2.0How many parents do you know who would like to be fitter -- but can never find time in the day to start a regular exercise routine? Or perhaps you have tried aerobics, spinning, CrossFit, Zumba, Yoga/Pilates...or any other exercise trend you can name...only to fade into defeat as you failed to achieve the improvements you hoped for.Read More »from No Time for Exercise? You'll Love This Trend
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You are not alone. Scientists have found that among people who stick to a supervised endurance training program, "20% of subjects show no change in fitness and 30% demonstrate no improvement in insulin sensitivity." And that is not to mention the stressed-out masses trying to hold jobs and family together, who never find time for any exercise -- at the cost of their own health.
The newest trend in exercise may be worth a look. High intensity interval training (HIIT) is gaining credibility in scientific circles. You may have encountered the concept as "Fartlek training" if you participated
It's a lucky kid whose parents throw him or her a good and messy and wonderfully fun water theme party that allows children to splish and splash and parents not to worry about untidy results.
What makes such a simple party memorable for the guests? There's a single theme that's expressed creatively in all the details. Start by setting the tone weeks before with invitations that hint at what's to come. Look for store-bought cards, or create your own -- a project you and your birthday boy or girl can work on together. And trust us, the adults will have just as much fun as the kids during this summer-time extravaganza.
Creating a Watery World
To create a watery world, you don't need an adult-size swimming pool -- just lots of blue and green decorations, a menu inspired by critters from the sea, and a few aquatic activities.
For the invitations, we used picture window cards with envelopes, cellophane bags that fit inside cards, plain paper, blue vellum,Read More »from Splish-Splash Sprinkler Party Ideas
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