If you’ve ever introduced a breastfed baby to rice cereal, you already know what I’m about to tell you: solid food is constipating for babies.
Everything I learned about feeding a high-fiber diet to my kid because of crazy toddler constipation (that I hope you never need to use).
Sweet potatoes are a super food, meaning that they are packed with nutrients. If you can get your kid to like them, you’ll have an easy veggie to turn to when times are tough — like when you can’t think of anything to make besides pasta. There’s a lot you can do with sweet potatoes, […]
While I was choosing my organic applesauce at the grocery store, I ran into Superhero Andrea, and she asked me for some good suggestions for what to feed toddlers. In fact, she asked me if I had anything on my blog about it already, which made me think I should write a little something — […]
Never stop never stopping, right? Simultaneously, I offer my child new foods daily while also trying to reduce the drama and pressure around mealtimes. So, of course I like to read books about other picky eating children to hammer the point home at bedtime, too. Books for picky eaters range from super preachy to downright hilarious. But […]
Make a list of the foods your child will eat. Is it longer than 20 foods? Yay! If your picky eater eats 20 foods, you’re doing great.
My inspiration Have you ever read the children’s book, Bread and Jam for Frances? It is an adorable, old-fashioned book in which a picky-eating young badger is fed only her favorite foods until she totally cracks and asks for the family dinner. The publisher’s summary of the 1964 book reads, “In this memorable story, Frances decides […]
A couple months back, my family kicked off weekly dinner dates for one-on-one kid-parent combinations. Every Tuesday night, a pair of us has a night out together while the rest of us eat at home. Because we are five busy people with two parents and three children, I geeked out to make a formal six-week rotation and plugged it into […]
The whole “Making Dinner Every Single Night” grind has got us talking. Whitney and I plan, complain, shop, cook, and cajole, but the whole family just needs to do it again the next day. I’m so happy to share that our friends behind Cool Mom Picks have gone after this challenge with some inspiring results on […]
You have to open your mind for this one. When she saw the snack of chia pudding I was giving my daughter, my stepmom, who loves food, declined to even taste it. Something about chia pudding can offend one’s sensibilities, but I’m used to that attitude in my house, because almost every food offends someone’s […]
My older child has asked that I not call him picky, specifically that I don’t tell my friends or readers that he is picky. It’s a fair request. I wouldn’t want my mom to tell her friends that I’m controlling, cheap, or some other personality trait that is maybe good and maybe bad, depending on […]
Picky eating kids can drive a sane mom crazy. Though it pains me to admit: after having three children, I’ve learned that I can not really control what a child will and won’t eat. But I do have influence over the options that are available, and so I focus on that. At the end of […]