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What to do with Watermelon?

By Shannon Carino

When we planted our little garden this year, we decided to try our hand at a cantaloupe and a watermelon plant. We've had one good cantaloupe, have another growing right now and would have had a third, had the squirrels not knocked it off the vine when we were on vacation. The watermelon is grow... Read More

Fresh Berry Jam

By Shannon Carino

The kids and I have been on a quest for a great quality jam lately. They really like cream cheese and jelly sandwiches, and, even as an adult, I... Read More

4th of July Breakfast!

By Shannon Carino

We always make something fun for the 4th of July, usually featuring bright berries to make a flag. My oldest has ... Read More

Perfect Pancakes, à la Jamie Oliver

By Shannon Carino

My oldest was at camp last week. It was her first time away, and, despite a bit of nervousness on the part of her parents, she has a wonderful time and can't wait to... Read More

Summer Fruit Smoothies

By Shannon Carino

Even with the 100+ degree weather in Dallas, we're still trying our hardest to enjoy the summer. For my kids, it means they are pretty much living in the pool in our backyard. ... Read More

Breakfast Kebabs

By Shannon Carino

As I learned a long time ago with my kids, and again with my last post, food on a stick is infinitely better than food on a plate. We've often made meat & cheese keb... Read More

Popsicles for Breakfast?

By Shannon Carino

This would be what my two kids, ages 7 & 4, said to me the other morning.  It was repeated later that day by my husband, who was probably thinking "But you complain if I give them... Read More

Summer Fruit Sushi

By Shannon Carino

Now that summer is nearly here, the plethora of fresh fruit available is astounding.  Between the farmer's markets and the groceries, fruit choices are plentiful and reasonably priced. Both of my kids love being able to head to the store and choose new varieties of fruit to sample and enjoy.... Read More

How to Lose 20 Lbs in 8 Weeks: The Common Sense Mom-Approach to Weight Loss

By rcooksey

When we started the MomsOutLoud.com Fitness Challenge nine weeks ago, 121 Moms signed up. 8 weeks later, 4 of us remain. Two of us have lost more than 20 pounds and more than 7 inches.  One has lost 13 pounds and 9.5 inches.  One has lost 4 pounds and 3 inches.  All of us feel better and ar... Read More

The Great Flu Vaccine Shortage of 2009 – Why Flu Shots are in Short Supply

By rcooksey

At this time of year in my not-too-distant memory, it seems I was tripping over flu vaccines.  At work, at my doctor, at our pediatrician, at the drugstore.  Flu shots were everywhere.  But in 2009, the story is much different.  The doctor has them - and then they don't.  Th... Read More