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Dinner on the table

Tricks, hacks, books, and experiments to dinner on the table Every Single Night.

Activity #43: Try a half-sleepover

Heather Flett

When our kids were younger, Heather was a little bit obsessed with putting them to bed at each other’s houses in order to allow us to have nighttime plans with each other. We pulled this off quite a bit when we were rookie moms. With five kids between us now, it’s not really worth the […]

I bribed my picky eater with toy dinosaurs for 2 weeks

I bribed my child to eat healthy food with toy dinosaurs

Professionals recommend bribery Inspired by an NPR/Freakonomics story about bribery in which an economist gives each of his four children the opportunity to earn “a lot of money” for eating fresh fish in Hawaii every day during their vacation, I decided to try to bribe my preschooler with trinkets to try new-to-him foods. After all, […]

Pizza to the rescue. Again.


This is the second post in our series sponsored by Annie’s Homegrown. When Julian started playing soccer, I suddenly understood why fast food is so dang popular with families in America. Working parents and afterschool activities combine in a way that makes the dinner production incredibly challenging. Now Scarlett is in gymnastics and Julian has […]