Hillary Chybinski

Monday, July 25, 2016

Meal Planning - 2016 Week 30

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas sharing real food for real families. Save time and money by planning easy menus for your family.

Oh summer . . .I do adore you, even when you're hotter than Hades. It's been pretty steamy here in the Philadelphia suburbs, which means lots of indoor family time (think video game marathons and family movies). But the heat also means a total lack of motivation on my part!

For a few weeks now, I have been without any inspiration for meal planning. I blame the heat. But this week, armed with some ideas from my magazine stash, I have some new ideas for you! I'm keeping it healthy, light and easy. Ryan will eat everything on the menu this week, but I'll need to round out Owen's picky-ness with some additions for him.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Meal Planning - 2016 Week 29

Weekly Meal Plan Ideas and Inspiration for Real Food for Real Families

Monday morning means that it's time for another meal plan. Each Monday, you can join me right here for a week's worth of ideas and inspiration for family dinners. I like to focus on real food for real families. What that means is a minimum of processed or boxed food, with an eye to kid-friendly and easy meals.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

A Parents' Guide to Pokemon Go


What parents need to know about the new Pokemon Go App

When I was a kid, there was a product, probably a toy, with the slogan, "the sensation that's sweeping the nation" - I have long since forgotten what the amazing product was, but the slogan has managed to stay with me all these years and I was reminded of it after last weekend's Pokemon Go craze. If you haven't caught the fever, I'm willing to bet your kids have, or know kids that are already collecting. You may have even seen them yourself - kids roaming the neighborhood or cars pulling over suddenly.

While Pokemon has been around for more than 17 years, in a variety of formats, Pokemon Go is the newly released mobile App from Niantic Labs in collaboration with the Pokemon Company (of which Nintendo owns 32%) . Despite launch problems and criticism, the App added $9 BILLION to the Nintendo Market Capitalization. That's Billion with a "B". So despite what you may think about Pokemon, the craze is real and it's not just for kids based on the number of my adult friends claiming their obsession with finding all the Pokemon in their towns.