Does Drinking Soda Turn Kids into Bullies? New Research Links Sodas and Aggression

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ON SALE NOW: Gluten Free, Real Food Recipes for Kids. 70+ recipes both kids and adults will love + tips on how to avoid processed foods. Get over 50% (just $9.99) off with discount code SPRING. Researchers say in a new study that kids who drink soda pop generally score higher on aggressive behavior scales […]

Gluten-Free Banana Coconut Mini Muffins

Gluten-Free Banana Coconut Mini Muffins - DontMesswithMama.com

Need a delicious sweet treat? Try these Gluten-Free Banana Coconut Mini Muffins – it’s one of my favorite gluten-free recipes. They taste just like banana bread in a bite-sized piece that’s simply scrumptious (it’s based off my gluten-free banana bread recipe) My kids absolutely love these mini muffins. We usually take these to school for […]

How to Make Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas

How to Make Gluten-Free Flour Tortillas - Don't Mess with Mama.com

One thing I miss since becoming gluten-free are flour tortillas. I love the way flour tortillas can be molded without breaking for foods like tacos and burritos. And sometimes I get tired of using corn tortillas all the time and rice flour tortillas aren’t as pliable. I was experimenting with my mother-in-law in the kitchen […]

10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Vegetables

10 Ways to Get Kids to Eat Vegetables and Fruit - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Ten on Tuesday is my top 10 list of parenting, green living, eco travel, healthy recipe tips and favorite links. Got an idea for a Ten on Tuesday list? Let me know. A reader recently asked on the Don’t Mess with Mama Facebook page for advice on how to sneak vegetables and fruit into kids food […]

10 Eco-Friendly Lunch Box Essentials – Great for Back-to-School Time for Kids

10 Eco Lunch Box Essentials - Back to School Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

This week, I’ve rounded up the best eco-friendly lunch box essentials for kids. It’s back-to-school time for many kids and that means moms everywhere are bustling to get their little ones set for a new school year. While school supplies are a must, eco-friendly lunch box essentials are too – especially to send the kids […]

14 Cheap, Free and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Oahu with Kids (Plus Things to Avoid)

14 Cheap and Eco-Friendly Things to Do on Oahu with Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

We just wrapped up our first week on Oahu a few weeks ago, and boy did we have an amazing time. I love visiting my hometown and showing my kids all my favorite eateries, old hangouts and activities. We spent a lot of time visiting family and friends, as well as embarking on new adventures. […]

DIY Carseat Speakers for Kids – Great for Travel

DIY Carseat Speakers for Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

During our most recent flight with all three kids, I had an epiphany. The last few trips I had taken with my toddler had included a few tears and frustration (by both kid and mom) over in-flight and in-car entertainment. Specifically, my toddler wanted to watch a DVD on our portable player but he hated […]

Wordless Wednesday: When Kids Make Healthy Choices

When Kids Make Healthy Food Choices - Don't Mess with Mama.com

Ok, ignore the cheesy smile. These photos are priceless to me. Without any prompting, my oldest son opted for a salad for lunch and even wanted to make it himself. He loves eating salad. And it warms my heart to know that giving him healthy food for all these years have made an impact. He […]

8 Things I Learned While Traveling with My Kids

8 Things I Learned While Traveling with Kids - Don't Mess with Mama.com

We made it! We’re in Hawaii again this year and feeling so lucky. My husband and I will both be working on the road for the next 5 weeks, but we get to do it in Hawaii so were thrilled. So far the trip has been a blast. In fact, I can’t believe what a […]

Cheese Crunch Inside Out Quesadillas (Gluten-Free) – Kids Eco Lunch Box Ideas

Cheese Crunch Inside Out Quesadillas - Don't Mess with Mama.com

We’ve been eating lunch at home the last week since my kids are only in half-day summer camps. So I’ve been looking for gluten-free, healthy recipes at home. An all-time favorite recipe for is our Cheese Crunch Inside Out Quesadillas. How to Make Cheese Crunch Inside Out Quesadillas I learned this quesadilla trick from my […]

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