Chicago’s Good Food Festival: FamilyFarmed = Family-Friendly #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
by Bob Benenson *Photo Credit: Barry Brecheisen*There are many reasons to attend the 11th annual Good Food Festival on Saturday, March 21 at Chicago’s UIC Forum. There is an Exhibit Hall where you can meet about 150 great food and farm businesses and buy their wares.  There are great demonstrations by top chefs...

Top Chefs Will Spark Interest in Pilot Light Program at FamilyFarmed’s Family-Friendly Good Food Festival #GFFChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob BenensonPilot Light is an innovative program, developed by some of the Chicago area’s leading chefs, that is helping Chicago Public Schools integrate food education and literacy into its students’ curriculum. For the most part, you are likely to get to observe the chefs’ delightful and insightful teaching lessons...

Purple Asparagus Presents the Kid's Corner at @GoodFoodFestChi

Lifestyle, Parenting
By Bob Benenson and Kim Nemire, FamilyFarmedPurple Asparagus — which will be presenting the Kids’ Corner at FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Festival in Chicago March 21 — is a nonprofit group that is dedicated to helping children develop good eating habits from the earliest ages.Unlike a certain purple dinosaur, Purple Asparagus is named...

Ideas For Those Lazy Summer Days from "Hey Kids, Let's Cook!" on CreateTV

Parenting, Lifestyle
‘Hey Kids, Let’s Cook’ Marathon on Create TV Set To Give Parents Ideas For Those Lazy Summer DaysWEEKEND MARATHON TO RUN ON CREATE TV SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JUNE 27-28, Fresno, CA, June 16, 2015 – The award winning PBS series Hey Kids,Let’s Cook! Is back for another summer marathon on Create...

Healthy oral development for babies #NukPacifier #NukKnows

Parenting
For the first time in 55 years, NUK® is changing all nipples to now feature the most advanced nipple that naturally fits baby’s mouth for healthy oral development! Every time I had a new baby, I searched like crazy to find just the cutest pacifiers. With my first baby, I didn’t realize...

Raising Money For Kids Food Education with Purple Asparagus Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
CORKS & CRAYONS IS PURPLE ASPARAGUS’ ANNUAL TASTING EVENT BENEFITING THEIR NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAMMING! COME SAVOR SUSTAINABLE AND SCRUMPTIOUS OFFERINGS FROM SOME OF CHICAGO’S BEST CHEFS!Purchase TicketsI am so excited to be hosting the 2015  Corks & Crayons event benefiting Purple Asparagus. Purple Asparagus is close to my heart because their mission to...

How Kids Benefit From Family Dinners + $75 @BostonMarket Gift Card Giveaway

Parenting, DIY & Tips
Recent studies link regular family meals with the kinds of behaviors parents want for their children – high grade-point averages, resilience and self-esteem. Additionally, family meals are linked to lower rates of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, eating disorders and depression. We at Momma Cuisine are complete advocates for family meals!Boston Market has...

Parmesan Tuscan Chicken at @BostonMarket #LogOutLookUp

Lifestyle, Parenting
I have partnered with Boston Market to share with you The Family Dinner Project encouraging families to #LogOutLookUp and spend real quality time with their loved ones around the dinner table. This is something that is so important in a society that is so incredibly fast-paced and where people young and old, spend...

@NikkiWoods of the Tom Joyner Morning Show Contributor for Momma Cuisine

Lifestyle, Parenting
“If I’m the Hardest Working Man in Radio, she certainly gets the cape for being the hardest working Producer. I can’t think of anything but good. I completely trust her judgment and know that she brings her A game every day. You can see (the) result(s) of that in the...

{Chicago} Local restaurant partners with @Common_Threads to inspire young chefs

Lifestyle, Parenting
Photo from ChefArtSmith.netChef Art Smith is well-known around the country for becoming Top Chef Master’s winning Top Chef in the series’ first season.The money he won from his winnings funded his charity of choice, which happens be his own, Common Threads. Common Threads teaches young, low income children cooking skills to help...

#MCShowLIVE {Premiere Episode Line Up} Kids' Healthy Eating, October 9, 2012 @ 11 a.m. CDT

Lifestyle, Parenting
The premier episode of #MCShowLIVE is finally here and it is so exciting!! We have some great guests and giveaways lined up for you viewers and we hope you tune in on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. CDT, right here on the website.Kids Healthy EatingOur topic this week...

{pregnancy} Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Symptoms of Kate Middleton via @RushCopley @ABC7Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Photo Credit: Rush Copley Medical GroupOur fascination with the royal family becomes hyper active especially when we think there is drama in the Palace. All this talk and concern about the Princess especially in her early stages of pregnancy has caused almost a world-wide panic about these symptoms!My personal OBGYN,...

{kids health & parenting} Bullying In Schools - Don't Turn A Blind Eye

Parenting
As a daughter of a missionary, I always moved around as a kid. Going from school to school and having to make new friends every couple of years was tough. And I had my share for being bullied. The feeling of not having any control, and even worse, feeling like...

{school garden} VOTE for @MuirRanch and Help Shape the Future of Los Angeles

Parenting, Lifestyle
Muir Ranch in Pasadena, California is an urban farm taking up 2 acres of John Muir High SchoolIf I told you about a fabulous farm in sunny southern California, growing fresh flowers, vegetables and fruits and even delivers a CSA and provides food for school cafeteria lunches, what do you...

{video} No Kid Hungry Bake Sale Hosted By My Daily Find Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Share Our Strength – No Kid Hungry Bake Sale 2013 – Hosted by MyDailyFindChicago.comAccording to Share Our Strength one of every five children struggle with hunger.Hunger prevents kids from reaching their full potential. It’s an epidemic that’s threatening America’s future.More than 16 million kids in America live in households who struggle to put food on...

$10 OFF Your First Order From Door To Door Organics - Chicago

Lifestyle, Parenting
Door To Door Organics was a sponsor of Momma Cuisine’s segment on WGN NewsWe all love and support organic, local and artisan food. The problem (or excuse) can be that it’s not accessible, expensive and hard to find. Door To Door Organics, which you can find in the Tri-State, Kansas City, Colorado,...

Instagram Cooking With Kids | How To Clean a Bell Pepper

Parenting
  I love getting my kids in the kitchen. Whether it’s them physically helping me out, or simply watching me cook, or even just in the vicinity of the kitchen, I believe there are many lessons to be learned in cooking. On this night, I was trying to julienne some...

General Mills Announces That Original Cheerios Are Now Non-GMO

Lifestyle, Parenting
VICTORY FOR CONSUMERS: GENERAL MILLS ANNOUNCES THAT ORIGINAL CHEERIOS ARE NOW NON-GMO (via PR Newswire)Consumers across the country took action with the GMO Inside Campaign to push General Mills to make Cheerios non-GMO WASHINGTON, Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With 40,000 Facebook posts from consumers who took part in GMO Inside's...

{parenting} Red Rover's First Parenting Round Table with Naperville, IL Moms

Lifestyle, Parenting
On November 28, 2011, Red Rover App, a new social networking site and mobile app geared towards busy moms, held it’s first ever Parenting Round Table event in Naperville, Illinois hosted by Black Finn American Saloon in beautiful Downtown Naperville, with Red Rover Chicago Community Manager and Chicagonista editor, MJ Tam and myself.In the Red...

{holiday} My Christmas Lesson

Lifestyle, Parenting, Holiday
As I write this, I am literally wiping the tears off my eyes.This evening, I sat on the living room floor with my husband, fussing over wrapping presents for the family for Christmas. We sent the kids away to my parents where we will be meeting tomorrow so that we...