7 Steps To Getting Your Kids To Love Dinner Time

Dinner time can be tough. Trying to juggle the varied and ever-changing preferences of the whole family is challenging. Then, when the meal is ready, you can’t get everyone assembled together at the table at the same time. Then, when you get everyone sitting together at the table, the protests, complaints, and acting up begin. Sound familiar?

7 Steps To Getting Your Kids To Love Dinner TimeFurthermore, dinner time can be particularly problematic if you have younger children or picky eaters. So how can you make dinner time a pleasant part of the day and have everyone enjoy the meal? Here is some food for thought: 7 steps to getting your kids to love dinner time.

Get them involved in cooking – okay, so it might take longer and it might get messier, but involving children in preparation and cooking is sure to make them more interested in the final product. Get creative, allowing them to customize their food into shapes and designs, or even adding faces and names. They will definitely enjoy eating their own creations, and serving them to other people in the family too.

Make food fun – one idea is to prepare a nibble tray, with bite-size portions of colorful but nutritious food. Younger children love variety, and they can easily eat this food with their hands and switch between foods. You could even go a step further by coming up with playful names for each finger food. The way you serve food also matters. If they don’t want to eat fruit, make them a smoothie. Cut food into shapes or add dips to less desirable foods. Serve things they like as a treat but make a healthy version of them. There are several ways to make it more appealing and fun.

Theme nights and games – have theme nights and use your imagination, with costumes, flags, and other appropriate props. It’s educational and fun, and also encourages everyone to branch out and try different cuisines. Playing simple games is also sure to have kids looking forward to dinner time. Although make sure that activities remain calm and don’t interfere too much with eating.

Company – make dinner time a nice time for family to talk about the day and spend time together. Of course, sometimes it’s not practical, and things come up or go off schedule, but even if you can make it a goal, and the rule instead of the exception, it will be worth it. This way, children will not only associate dinner time with food, but also with family fun. It also gives everyone a chance to bond, resolve conflict, and learn from each other. You could even let them bring a friend over occasionally…. 

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How to Keep Beer Cold Without a Cooler

How to Keep Beer Cold Without a Cooler myColdSnap Giveaway

The myColdSnap shows us just how to keep beer cold without a cooler. That’s right, it ensures that your first sip is as cold as your last! Warm weather means fun times with family and friends sipping cold drinks in the hot summer sun. Whether you drink beer or not, you can still use the myColdSnap for any beverage you want to keep cool. Enter to win your own myColdSnap below and learn how to keep beer cold with a cooler yourself!… 

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It’s been a few years since I was in college and I have to say tests were always my least favorite part. I always worried about how I would do and in turn completely stressed myself out. I did really enjoy doing most research papers especially when they were agricultural related since I was a pre-veterinarian major. I always found the hardest part of these were making sure I had my citations down correctly. Using cite.com would have came in so handy to learn how to mention my sources and give credit where it was deserved.

Plagiarism has become such a huge problem even when it comes to articles online such as blogs. I have to review guest articles very carefully to make sure they aren’t already on another blog. It was always a problem in school too. I can remember students copying other students work or articles they had found on the web. I would never have tried such a thing. I was terrified of ever getting in trouble! I actually enjoyed learning about most subjects that I was researching.

I always had trouble with knowing the correct format to use. It seemed like every time I wrote a research paper I would have to review and remind myself just how the sources were supposed to be formatted. Did you know there are over 30 different formats of citing? Who can keep track of all those different formats? When my son starts writing his first research papers I am definitely going to be suggesting cite.com for him to use. It will be a quick and easy way for him to learn how to cite a research paper.

Getting Started with Nutrisystem #NSNation

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Thanks to Nutrisystem I will be able to be on their Women’s SUCCESS Select Program for four months to shed some unwanted pounds. I gained weight when I had our son, the Bandit, and since he’s now seven I can’t really blame it on baby weight anymore! haha! So, I’m going to go on this journey with our great fans. Maybe we can lose some weight together and share our stories! Before I get started on sharing my weight loss with you I am going to let you know what the Nutrisystem program offers and what I received with my first shipment. On my first week on the program I will share more about the food I receive so you can understand more about it…. 

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We have the most stains in our clothes at our house so I have plenty of cleaning tips for you. I absolutely do not enjoy having to remove stains but someone has to do it. Since we live on a farm and my husband works construction, it’s either grease or manure. Over the years I have gotten pretty good at getting grease out of jeans, shirts and whatever else it lands on. My husband came home last night from working on construction equipment and had grease all over his jeans. So, I thought it would be the perfect time to try out my new 20 Mule Team Borax I received as being a part of the Purex Insiders group…. 

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