When the Cookie Crumbles, Is It Okay to Eat It Off the Floor?

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After dusting off a chicken finger and putting it back on my daughter’s plate, invoking the 5 second rule, I got to wondering… Is this really safe? Here’s what I found out.

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How to Do Wine Country with Kids

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My husband and I make the short drive from San Francisco to Sonoma County frequently to go wine tasting with our kids. Here are our tips to make it fun for all. Also included are two typical routes we take, which are equally (if not more) perfect when done without children in tow. The wine may just be for adults, but the experience is for everyone. Cheers!

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Why Do We Refer to Ourselves in the Third Person When We Talk to Our Kids?

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I’m guilty of calling myself “Mommy” when talking directly to my kids. Instead of saying, “I’ll get that for you,” I say, “Mommy will get that for you.” I call it Jimmy Talk in honor of a character in a classic episode of the show “Seinfeld.” Are you a Jimmy Talker, too?  Here’s why I think we do it.

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Permission to Get Healthy, Again

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“Plenty of fitness gurus will tell you that if you really want to get in shape, you have to make it a priority, even if it means waking up at 4:30 AM or squeezing in a workout at 10:00 PM. They’re right, of course. This would show a strong commitment to your goal, but it doesn’t mean that it’s a sustainable plan for a lot of us.” Here’s a perfectly acceptable place to start, instead.

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