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Picky kids

Feeding picky babies, picky toddlers, picky preschoolers? We’ve got lots of ideas!

Turn your Picky Eater into a Little Leader

From Picky Eaters to Little Leaders by momtricks writer

I’m happy to share a guest post today from a mom in the trenches who has had some success curbing her son’s picky eating tendencies. She shares her perspective with us today. Thanks to Jennifer from MomTricks. Hello everyone! My name is Jennifer Taylor and I blog over at MomTricks. I thought writing about my […]

Cookbook review: Dinnertime Survival Guide

Cooking Light Dinnertime Survival Guide: Feed Your Family. Save Your Sanity.

If I truly like a cookbook, it starts to look like all the others in my collection: oil-splattered and spine broken with hundreds of my notes scrawled all across it — both in the margins and also copy editing the book itself. I thought that was true of everyone, but Whitney, who had never thought to write in a […]

I would cook more if my kids were less rude about it

Picky kids make for cranky cooks - solutions for picky eaters

I like the satisfaction of preparing a meal; trying new recipes and cookbooks; and eating healthfully. So, why would I rather hide out on my computer seeing what’s going on with Facebook instead of actually cooking according to my meal plan most nights? I am frickin’ beat down from all the complaints. This is a real photo of delicious […]

I bribed my picky eater with toy dinosaurs for 2 weeks

I bribed my child to eat healthy food with toy dinosaurs

Professionals recommend bribery Inspired by an NPR/Freakonomics story about bribery in which an economist gives each of his four children the opportunity to earn “a lot of money” for eating fresh fish in Hawaii every day during their vacation, I decided to try to bribe my preschooler with trinkets to try new-to-him foods. After all, […]

Star Wars birthday party ideas on a budget

Princess Leia Star Wars Birthday Party

What’s the difference between a third child and a first child? The first child has a “Star Wars fourth birthday party” and he’s never seen Star Wars. The third child can hum along the Clone Wars theme song before he can even speak. With a new Star Wars movie on the horizon and Clone Wars […]