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Menu Planning Makes Family Dinners Easier

by Kelly Lewis | January 12, 2012 at 6:07 pm | comments

I actually enjoy cooking, but I just hate deciding what to make. It’s not that I’m not an adventurous cook; I just don’t have the knack for it. I’m not the type of cook who can throw some ingredients together (without a recipe) and have it taste great. I’m also not the type of cook who can look at a recipe in a cookbook and think “yummm, that sounds good.”

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Be an Example

by Kelly Lewis | January 3, 2012 at 5:22 pm | comments

Pre-dawn runs, ice baths, the constant, distinct aroma of muscle relieving cream, blackened toenails (and a few that were lost all together), a diet of energy bars, gels and goos, and the oddest tan lines you’ve ever seen (thanks to the kinesiology I wore to support my knees)… these are the sort of things that happen when you are a runner – these are the sort of things I expected

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Join a Team for More Family Time

by Kelly Lewis | November 28, 2011 at 3:27 pm | comments

I’m a huge fan of kids participating in team sports. Not only is it a great excuse to get your kids outside and active, but teams are a great opportunity for kids to learn new skills, build self-esteem and so much more. Unfortunately, after signing our own kids up for team sports, we realized just how time-consuming they can also be. With several practices and games a week and multiple

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Cooking Together Counts

by Kelly Lewis | November 16, 2011 at 4:20 pm | comments

Looking back on my childhood, many of my favorite memories revolve around our kitchen – it truly was the heart of our home. Family dinners and Saturday morning breakfasts were important meal times, not just because we ate together – because we also cooked together. Helping my mom prepare meals for our family represent some of my most cherished memories. Just thinking about spending time with her and my siblings

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Choose Your Meal

by Kelly Lewis | November 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm | comments

My entire family gathered around the dinner table… it’s a reoccurring dream I have often. Talking, laughing, passing food to one another – really and truly enjoying one another’s company. Unfortunately, busy schedules make it nearly impossible for us as a family to eat together every night for dinner. Like most families we are juggling work, sports, tutoring and more. But just because we can’t eat dinner together every night

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