Jessica Melvin

New Family Favorite Southern Fried Cabbage and Bacon Recipe

Simmer up this southern fried cabbage recipe with bacon for tonight's family meal or wow your guests at your next gathering. Fried cabbage and bacon...

Switch Up Your Cheesecake! 20 Recipes from Chocolate to Vanilla Bean to Espresso

Sure, the sugar-laden decadent towers of bliss may be a bit unhealthy for regular consumption, but a little cheesecake now and then never hurt...

Insanely Delicious Meatless Meatloaf with Enchilada Sauce

This meatless meatloaf is damn delicious. You won't even notice you're missing the meat! The black beans paired in an enticing enchilada bath are just what...

The Best Salsa Recipes from Verde to Corn to Mango to Mexican Salsa

I don't know about you, but I do a little "cha-cha-cha" when I see salsa on the table. It's a go-to appetizer, a constant crowd...

Making Veggies Fun: Green Peas Recipes for Everyone

Green peas have been a common aversion for kids for quite a while. But what if the status quo of eating green peas could...

Clean Out Your Fridge Turkey Meatballs

Don't put those veggies back in your refrigerator! Try these delicious healthy turkey meatballs that can be tweaked to include almost any vegetable. If you...

Will Babies Sleep Longer If They Get Formula At Night?

It's been said that feeding your newborn a little formula at night can help keep a baby's belly full and sound asleep. Since newborns are...

Why is my Child a Picky Eater? Picky Eating Starts at Bedtime and What To Do to Fix It

Why is My Child a Picky Eater? What Parents Need to Know Sleeping and eating have so much in common. And we're not just talking about...

Get Your Toddler Talking Sooner with these Tips

From uttering their very first word to forming a complete sentence, baby language development is one of the greatest gifts of being a parent. Even if...

Life Hacks: How to Use Vinegar to Clean Every Room in Your House

Cleaning solutions can be expensive and harmful to the environment. They can be dangerous to you and your child's health, too. You can try...

Find Out How to Use Fresh Lemons to Clean, Deodorize, and More. Ditch the Chemicals and Go Natural Using Lemons

There are a million ways to use lemon! From our drinks to food to household hacks. Common modern trends include adding lemon to your...

The Five Fastest Food Hacks Revealed

How many nights do you slave away over a stove, wishing you could spend more time with your family and less time in the...

Foods that Fight Temper Tantrums. Good Mood Foods!

Even though those Goldfish crackers or fruit roll-ups seem like a good snack for your kid, they may be doing more harm than good. In...

The Best Pinterest Passover Matzo Recipes and other Non-Rising Bread Recipes

Passover is nearly here! Do you know what you'll be cooking during the holiday? Why not try these Pinterest perfect Passover matzoh recipes. We...

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Jessica Melvin is a student of Pediatric Occupational Therapy. She has been interested in the growth and development of infants and children for many years. In 2012, Jessica devoted more than 200 volunteering hours at an orphanage in Costa Rica while simultaneously shadowing an English teacher at the local elementary school. She has worked as the lead infant teacher at a preschool for over 3 years, and she recently spent 9 months nannying twin toddlers. Struggling with weight in her teenage years, Jessica lost nearly 80 pounds due to a change in her diet and an increase in exercise. Her experience has inspired her to help educate the parenting sector about the importance and availability of health conscious decision-making. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys teaching yoga to toddlers and friends, reading inspirational books, and re-creating healthy recipes.
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You Might be Passing Along Your Relationship with Food to Your Child. Eeek!!

We all have relationships with food. Many we learn and develop as young children. Do you eat your feelings? Do you feel guilty after you...

The Best Prebiotic Foods [Prebiotics vs. Probiotics]

While many people have heard of probiotics, not a lot of people have heard of prebiotics. Prebiotics and probiotics sound similar but have different roles...

The Very Best Iron Rich Foods for Kids, Pregnancy and the Rest of Us

We’ve all heard that we need to get our vitamins and minerals from whole foods, but that can be tough to do. It’s hard...

Recipe: Balsamic and Honey Brussels Sprouts

This Balsamic and Honey Brussels Sprouts recipe you can serve guests and they'll never know how easy it was to make! You can't go...

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

You can't go wrong with this super easy recipe! Just slice up your bacon and Brussels Sprouts and roast for 26-30 minutes at 400...