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Advance Praise for Dinner for Busy Moms
“Thanks to Dinner for Busy Moms
, the words ‘dinner’ and ‘moms’ together no longer need to inspire dread, panic, or pizza. Let Jeanne Muchnick’s 1,001 ideas show you how the evening meal can be made easy, nutritious, and fun—so instead of it making you feel tired or guilty, you can sit back and enjoy both your food and your kids.”
“Reading this book made me hungry, and actually motivated me to go to the food store with a list and a meal plan. I also love the tone: It’s fun, witty and honest, and as a busy mom of four, I can relate 100%.”
—Marian Edelman Borden, author of The Everything Baby’s First Year Book and The Pocket Idiot’s Guide to Play Groups
“I love Jeanne Muchnick’s step-by-step approach to feeding your family and their collective well-being. I’m a huge fan of planning, especially meal planning—heck, it helped my family and me save thousands of dollars a year when we became suddenly frugal. If you follow Muchnick’s advice, you will not only get dinner on the table without stressing yourself out, but you’ll also benefit from having that important family meal time together.”
“If the Food Network makes your eyes glaze over but you still want to cook good food for your family, this book is for you. Filled with sanity-saving tips for busy 21st century moms, Dinner for Busy Moms is the handy guide to preparing family meals that you wish you had whenever you’re staring down the supermarket checkout aisle at dinnertime.”
—Jen Singer, author of the Stop Second-Guessing Yourself guides to parenting
“Finally, an author who ‘gets’ that’s it’s impossible for multi-tasking mothers to get a family dinner together between ballet lessons and soccer practice—and then tells us precisely how to make that dinner happen pretty regularly. Hooray for Jeanne Muchnick.”
—Rona Gindin, Host, On Dining
and author, The Little Black Book of Walt Disney World: The Essential Guide to All the Magic
“If like me you’re a mom who would rather scratch her eyes out than cook dinner for her kids, this is the book is for you! I especially loved the chapter titled, “Feed Yourself First.” This book is ALL about helping us moms find shortcuts and encouraging us to indulge ourselves too. Plus, any book that advises a chocolate break is a book I want to read!
—Melissa Chapman, Staten Island Advance
Kids in the City Columnist, Time Out NY Kids
contributing writer and WCBSTV parenting blogger
“If there’s anyone I’ve come to trust regarding mealtime and my family, it’s Jeanne Muchnick. As an avid fan of her restaurant reviews in InTown Magazine, Westchester Magazine and The Journal News, this mom of two is my barometer for great food finds. Kudos to Muchnick for taking her keen sense of delectable dining experiences and bringing it to the dinner table.”
—Beth Feldman, author See Mom Run
and Founder of RoleMommy.com
“Moms want things that work. From appliances to weight loss programs, we have no time for trial and error. Dinner for Moms proves that family dinners work—to raise better students, healthier eaters, and happier people. Jeanne Muchnick reminds us (without laying on any guilt) that it’s about the table, not the stove. Passing the peas just took on vital, daily importance.”
—Kim Orlando, founder of TravelingMom.com &
the TravelingMom Blogger Network.
"What’s on the menu tonight? According to the author, it doesn’t have to be fast food eaten in the car. In fact, experts tell us that parent-child meals around the kitchen table can benefit your children in a myriad of ways without you having to channel your inner Martha Stewart. Breakfast for dinner? Picnics in the family room? Why not? This book explains in an honest and accessible way how to improve your family meals without causing you more stress. And it does so mom-to-mom, which is always how the best advice gets passed, just like a treasured recipe. So dig in to this meaty meal of advice, fun and common sense. The result is a smorgasbord of benefits every parent can really sink their teeth into."
—Liza N. Burby, publisher of Long Island Parent
magazine, author and frequent speak about parenting topics.