THE best snack on a hike--one kid-sized Pink Lady apple.

Thanks readers! Crawling around the web you might be surprised where you’ll find MKES featured. Here’s some recent cross-postings. Enjoy!

Tales from the Mothering Trenches

Ladies’ Home Journal featured 12 mommy bloggers–and MKES was included! Check it out.

Fun Afterschool Snacks

For great ideas on finding and using organic products, I open the pages of KIWI magazine. I wrote a guest post for them on fun, creative after school snacks for kids. My youngest was all for being my ‘official tester’ on this one.

13 Communication Tips from Writers

Popular marriage blogger Alisa Bowman, whose book, Project: Happily Ever After comes out this December shares tips from a pool of writers on how to get your point across to your spouse. I was able to share one suggestion–and it didn’t even have to do with food! Truth be told, some of my biggest disagreements with my hubby have been over food prep. I figure if we’re getting heated over whether to add chicken broth or water to refried beans–not disagreeing over discipline techniques, money–we’re doing okay.

Road Trip: Take the Kids to Michigan

At A Traveler’s Library, authored by traveler and avid reader Vera Marie Badertscher, I was able to share a few books that helped us get to know Michigan a little better. Surprisingly, I didn’t even talk about food in the post–shocker!

Four cheese grilled cheese

Martha and Me takes a closer look at the recipes from Martha–yes, THAT Martha’s magazines and cookbooks. Believe it or not, some of Martha’s recipes don’t always end up as tasty as they look in pictures. Mother, writer and food fan, Brette Sember gives you the goods on the best recipes and offers some of her own. I passed along one of our family’s variations on grilled cheese–first off, you can’t just use one cheese!

Bad Mommy Moments

We all have them and mine just happens to do with, you guessed it, food. Click over to Mothering to read more about moments in mommyhood that we’d rather forget.

There’s more to come!

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