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Pittsburgh Parenting Blog by Sewickley Academy

Sewickley Academy's Private School Blog

Lunch Time Prep for Moms and Dads on a Budget

Lunch is probably the hardest meal of the day for busy parents. Why lunch? Because many parents take their children to different activities during the summer such as library story time, the pool, daycare, gym time, dance/swim classes, etc. and when it is time to go back home, it is usually right around lunch time. This makes it very difficult to save money and eat healthy because everyone is hungry; you're more likely to stop for quick and easy food that actually ends up being more expensive than preparing a meal at home. As a busy parent with kids back in school, we have a few tips to help your family eat healthy that will save you money.  

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Topics: Food, Parenting, Back to School

Graduation Celebration: Five Snack Table Ideas For Your Grad's Party

The end of the school year is fast approaching, and that means it's time for another group of kids to head out into the world as adults. If your child is graduating this year, you are probably filled with bittersweet emotions. After all, it is hard to watch your baby grow up. Looking back on their accomplishments thus far can quickly fill you with pride. 

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Topics: Food, Parenting

Memorial Day Picnic Ideas

Memorial Day is almost here! Because it is such an important holiday, the celebration should be one of the biggest and best of the year. Therefore, we have gathered a collection of what we believe to be the very best Memorial Day picnic ideas out there. Choose what you love, add your own special touches, and get ready to kick off the summer season. 

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Topics: Food, Holidays

Spring is Here! Get Out and Experience the World

The cold weather is finally breaking, and that means it is time to get back out into the world and explore with your kids this spring. One of the most interesting ways to explore your community is to use local libraries, businesses, and experiences to learn about the wider world around you. After all, learning about all of the fascinating cultures in the world is very important. 

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Topics: Food, Education

Encouraging Well-Balanced Meals and Dealing With Picky Eaters

Some kids will eat anything you put in front of them, whether it's a meal from a fast food place with golden arches or a sushi dinner. Other kids struggle with eating the same meal that's been placed in front of them more than a dozen times. The funniest part? All too often, these children are members of the same family! Encouraging well-balanced meals and dealing with picky eaters is a challenge that many parents find overwhelming.

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Topics: Food

2 Tips for Picky Eaters

My kids are 7 and 11, and they are OPPOSITES.

I have one defensive kid who likes bread and cake, and one seeker kid who is a devout carnivore and eats raw purple onions and chives right out of the garden.

Successfully feeding them both is an adventure!

If you have a picky eater in your family, child or adult, these two tips will help to make mealtime pleasant for all at the table, including you!


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Topics: Food

8 Tips for Keeping Your Organic Garden Free of Insects, Weeds, and Disease

Organic gardening is a fabulous trend that is hopefully here to stay. Plants or food that are considered organic are grown without using pesticides or chemicals. The plants or seeds themselves are not special in any way other than they grow free of insects, weeds, or disease with a little bit of help from their owner.

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Topics: Food

Sneaky, Easy, Healthy Desserts to Take you Through the Holidays

My kids are culinary opposites: one eats chives from the garden, purple onions, and lots of meat! The other one likes easily-digested cake and white bread.

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Topics: Food

How To Make The Best Granola Ever


I found a delicious recipe for Vermont Maple Granola in a King Arthur Flour catalog and I've been using the recipe ever since. The jar is getting empty so it's time to make more. Here's the recipe the way I make it...

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Topics: Food

Sugar Cookies 101

As we begin to crave all the delicious sweets of the holiday season, Sewickley Academy parent, baker, cook, and blogger Deanna Clouse shares her simple and yummy sugar cookie and icing recipies below. You can find more of Deanna's recipes at her blog, marzipanmom.blogspot.com.  

Happy baking!

Sugar Cookies Recipe

Makes about one dozen large or two dozen small cut-out cookies

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
14 tablespoons butter (1 stick plus 6 tablespoons), softened to cool room temperature

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Topics: Food

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