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How Robert Bresson Taught Me To Cook

Chip Brantley, author of the book The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot and co-founder of, explains what the difficult French filmmaker showed him...
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How to Say No

We’ve encouraged our daughter to eat anything that pleases her. We never thought about how to set limits.
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The Kid’s Menu: Let Them Eat Cake

When it comes to baby’s first birthday, what’s wrong with a sweet, simple, made-from-scratch celebration—or two?
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The Kid’s Menu: Hold The Purée

Do your baby a solid favor and give those little jars of mushy sweet potatoes, squash, and bananas a skip.
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Extreme Frugality: The Future is Now

After six months of living mindfully, it’s time to take stock.
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Gardening 101: Playing in the Dirt

Give a kid a garden, and let the games begin.
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The Kid’s Menu: Moms Who Lunch

No need to make reservations or stare blankly into the fridge. A mother’s perfect midday meal is all about doing leftovers right.
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The Kid’s Menu: An Ode To Night Feedings

A piercing cry in the middle of the night, a baby’s insatiable appetite, a mother’s chronic sleep deprivation. What’s not to love?
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SpongeBob SquareButt?

The latest national Burger King ad has riled at least one parents’ group—and scared at least one correspondent.
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The Kid’s Menu: Cutting Corners

If you’re strapped for time (I’m looking at you, new parents), do yourself a favor by not doing these five things when you cook.
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