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10 Weeknight Dinners That Will Make Your Life Easier

Some of you reading this have already run through that perennial gauntlet known as the back-to-school period. Some of you may still be reading school supply lists and wondering when you will find the time to get those medical forms signed by your pediatrician. Some of you (read: me) may find yourselves with your fingers stuck in your ears and your eyes squinched tight, saying “la-la-la-la-la” over and over again. But no amount of toddler-esque behavior will stave off the inevitable (just ask my kids). And mere days from now, weeknight dinners will magically turn into school-night dinners, which usually …

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6 Ways to Make Back-to-School Weeknight Dinners Easier

  Getting back in the swing of weeknight/schoolnight dinners stands out as a shining example of what can be crazy-making about the re-entry period of fall. I’ve just started bracing myself, and thinking about how to make those dinners a bit smoother, calmer, and less stressful. Damn, I do this for a living and still find it overwhelming at times. Here are some thoughts on getting it done with less craziness: Again and again, get the kids involved. Over the weekend, or a quieter moment, let each of your kids pick something they would be happy to eat that week.  …

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