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Everybody loves a carnival…

April
21

Enjoy the weekly Carnival of Family Life, this week hosted at Vanilla Joy.

This week, my commentary on “How the cost of food can make children less healthy” is under the Family Finance category.

If you have no idea what a blog carnival is or want to know more about this particular blog carnival, check out this post on the Carnival of Family Life’s home blog, Colloquium.

And a reminder: I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Family Life on May 19!

Posted by Amy Vernon on Monday, April 21st, 2008 at 1:44 pm |
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Carnivals galore

April
14

This week, Tracey’s true-to-life “What goes in must come out,” post about her wee one’s blowout is featured in not one, but two blog carnivals!

First, it’s in the weekly Carnival of Family Life, this week hosted by Hopeful Spirit at On the Horizon.

If you have no idea what a blog carnival is or want to know more about this particular blog carnival, check out this post on its home blog, Colloquium.

Then, there’s monthly Family Funnies carnival hosted by Motherwise (Humor from the parenthood). If you’re interested in participating in future editions of this carnival, submit entries here.

And a reminder that I’ll be hosting the Carnival of Family Life on May 19!

Posted by Amy Vernon on Monday, April 14th, 2008 at 12:06 pm |
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Carnival of Family Life

April
7

Please check out the weekly Carnival of Family life, this week hosted by Pickel at My Two Boys.

My submission this week was “No Ham for Markus.”

If you have no idea what a blog carnival is or want to know more about this particular blog carnival, check out this post on its home blog, Colloquium.

And a reminder that I’ll be hosting the carnival on May 19!

Posted by Amy Vernon on Monday, April 7th, 2008 at 10:30 am |
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Carnival of Family Life

March
25

Our humble blog, ice cream is not for breakfast, has joined the Carnival of Family Life, hosted this week by Beauty and Personal Grooming.tjndc5-5f4wbmoglg8juub8p1y_original-2.jpg

If you have no idea what a blog carnival is or want to know more about this particular blog carnival, check out this post on its home blog, Colloquium.

This week’s carnival has 60 (!!) submissions, in topics that include education, family humor, family finance, parenting tips and advice, family health and wellness, family pets and more. I’ll be hosting May 19! Wish me luck! (60 submissions!??!?!?!?!)

Journal News Photo by Mary Iarocci

Posted by Amy Vernon on Tuesday, March 25th, 2008 at 2:00 pm |
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About this blog
You make it, they eat it, right?

As most parents soon discover, feeding a family is rarely that easy, whether its nursing a fussy newborn or trying to get a hot meal into a squirming toddler (or attempting both at the same time.) And that's not even the days when work runs late, the main course burns, or your adventurous little sushi eater announces from now on she will only eat food that is pink.

As parents ourselves, we've been there, done that, even learned a few tricks along the way. And we're pretty sure so have you. Maybe together we can make eating together as a family -- gulp! -- fun again.

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Hema Easley Hema Easley has been a reporter for The Journal News since July 2002, first covering municipal government and then nonprofit agencies, women's issues and the South Asian and Muslim community in the Lower Hudson Valley. In her previous job, Hema was a correspondent for the Associated Press in South Asia. She lives with her husband and two sons in Orange County.
KatieKatie Ryan O'Connor, a Journal News editor and 35-year-old mother of three, never quite appreciated the work that went into feeding kids until she had to do it herself as a mother. If she had a food-and-kids philosophy it would be something like this: try your best to offer as much healthy food as possible, but sometimes fruits just have to be counted as vegetables and there are far worse things than chicken and spaghetti. Again.
TraceyTracey Princiotta, a 37-year-old mother of one, loves to cook, bake and eat, and is relieved that her son appears to be equally willing to chow down -- even if it's baby food and formula right now. Despite her husband's intense aversion to vegetables, she has high hopes of nurturing a true chowhound who will try everything at least once. And if all else fails, she's not above sneaking veggies into other foods.
Marcela Rojas Marcela Rojas has been a municipal reporter with The Journal News since January 2003. She is a native of Putnam County and grew up eating Peruvian food. She didn't realize until she was 13 that rice did not come with everyone's meal. After several years of living in Los Angeles -- where she grew a fondness for Thai food -- she returned to Putnam County where she now lives with her husband and daughter. Zyla (rhymes with Lilah) just turned 1 in March and, so far (her mother is pleased to note), loves to eat everything.
Swapna Venugopal Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy, a Journal News reporter, started her career as a journalist in 1999 after graduating with a master's degree from New York University. Before joining the paper in 2006, Swapna worked as a municipal reporter for the Home News Tribune in New Jersey, and took a baby sabbatical to care for her two children, now ages 7 and 5. She has currently outsourced feeding her children and husband to her mother, who is visiting from India. Her friend and colleague Katie O'Connor, informs Swapna that she wouldn't mind being fed Indian food by her mother, too.
Randi Weiner Randi Weiner has been a reporter with The Journal News since 1989, having covered police, government and schools in Westchester and in Rockland. An Ohio native and 1976 graduate of Bowling Green State University, she worked for daily newspapers in Ohio and Michigan before moving east. She has tended bar and danced in a beledi troup and sat on the boards of two community theaters. She plays mandolin with the Shamrogues, Connecticuts largest Irish band. Randi lives in Connecticut with her husband and has three children.

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