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Dealing with the great Eggo drought of 2009

We hit the grocery store this weekend, as usual, and, as usual, stopped short in the frozen food section. Once again, the freezer that was once packed with Eggo waffles was nearly empty, the cold florescent light illuminating nothing but wire shelving. The first couple of weeks of the Eggo...

By Brian Reid | December 7, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (64)

Keeping my holiday food battles to myself

Yesterday marked the peak of the two-month period when, each year, my eating goes to pot. It starts with a few extra Snickers on Halloween and ends with one too many glasses of champagne, but the biggest disaster is always Thanksgiving. There is something about the stuffing and the gravy...

By Brian Reid | November 27, 2009; 07:03 AM ET | Comments (4)

Remembering the kids' table, fondly

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always one of those slow-starting holidays. We would arrive at the grandparents’ house hours before the bird was ready and, with our cousins, sit stiffly around the living room and feeling the scratch of new sweaters against our necks while the adults discussed the weather or...

By Brian Reid | November 25, 2009; 07:54 AM ET | Comments (12)

Do 'Boy' Toys Always Trump 'Girl' Toys?

In my quest to help build a more gender-neutral world, one of the small annoyances is the toys that are included with kid's meals at various restaurants (note to nutrition-focused readers: I will make reference to fast-food joints later in the post without even touching on whether eating such foods...

By Brian Reid | August 31, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (30)

Down With the Standard Kids Menu!

We all probably know the menu by heart: Chicken nuggets, spaghetti, macaroni and cheese, hamburger and the occasional grilled cheese sandwich. Yes, I am referring to the generic kids' meal menu at most restaurants. Finally, some folks who can change all that have taken notice. Until June 21, some restaurants...

By Stacey Garfinkle | June 16, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (43)

Facing Down Ronald McDonald

By Rebeldad Brian Reid My little one went a little nuts in the back seat last week. "Go there! Go there!" she started shouting excitedly as we drove home from preschool. I didn't have the slightest idea what she was talking about until the last moment, when a 20-foot-tall billboard...

By Brian Reid | May 21, 2009; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

A Food Plan for Preschoolers

Let's face it. Feeding preschoolers is not always one of the more fun jobs of parenting. They can be opinionated, like one food one day and despise it the next. They can insist on all white food days or all red ones. They might hate anything with seeds or squishy...

By Stacey Garfinkle | October 27, 2008; 07:00 AM ET | Comments (19)


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