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Picky kids

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

Healthy snacks for little kids

August 20, 2012

I am sharing my views on healthy snacks for little ones courtesy of Mott’s Snack and Go Applesauce Pouches. Some time between breastfeeding and back-to-school, there’s a transition: a nursing baby can eat up to 12 times per day while an adult human generally has three meals per day with a snack or two thrown […]

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Makin’ it: Mickey Mouse Pancakes

May 7, 2012

The following idea to make mealtime more fun is an excerpt from our new book Stuff Every Mom Should Know because we think every mom should be armed with such clever tricks up her sleeve. Prepare pancake batter as usual, from scratch or from a box. Using a small ladle or measuring cup, create one […]

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

Stuff I like right now: baby feeding edition

April 24, 2012

At seven months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on. Still nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, and dabbling in finger food. And, as always, I have some very strong opinions! I have a whole new arsenal of baby feeding products in rotation so wanted to share a few of […]

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What to feed a picky toddler

March 15, 2012

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 — […]

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

My kids are cool with leftovers

October 20, 2011

In the Ragu-sponsored video we are sharing this week, I chat with my blogging buddies Kim Tracy Prince and Renee Ross about leftovers. Since I make two separate dinners for my family (adults vs kids), I don’t personally struggle with convincing my kids to eat leftovers. The kids are not eating what Ryan and I […]

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Finally, the case against family dinner

December 2, 2010

Family Dinner. Almost legendary for its promise to bring your family together for bonding that cannot be replaced, right? Not to mention the guilt we feel when it doesn’t happen. I strive for a family dinner every night at 6pm. If I have a simple meal planned and can get the children in front of […]

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

Kale chips for kids

October 26, 2010

Our friend (and everybody’s favorite auntie) has another recipe to share. This time it’s a side dish guaranteed to give you super powers: kale chips! Holden, age 5, and I can eat a whole batch ourselves. Too bad 3-year old Milo won’t touch ‘em. In my numerous forays into learning about good nutrition, there is […]

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Activity #55: Feed your baby pumpkin

October 14, 2010

Simple, cheap, healthy baby food nominee of the month: pumpkin. The fall fruits and vegetables provide a ton of great choices for easy baby food. With all the whipping and mashing, we are pretty much all eating baby food this time of year. One of my favorite go-to, easy peasy options is pumpkin. Just open […]

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

Taco night, a new weekly tradition

September 28, 2010

One of my favorite dinners as a kid was taco night, where everyone got to make their own tacos from a buffet of filling choices. When you’re a kid, people are always telling you what you can and can’t do or what you should and shouldn’t eat. Taco night is autonomy. It’s freedom from authority. […]

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Auntie Karen’s Crock Pot Pulled Pork

August 23, 2010

Our good friend Karen is amazing in the kitchen. When she invites you over for a fabulous dinner party, you don’t want to miss it. She assures us that she also can cook a quick dinner using regular-person ingredients. We put her to the test and asked her for four terrific, easy-enough-for-a-rookie-mom recipes to share […]

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

5 easy dinners, most of them tasty!

July 17, 2010

Yes I am the home cook who tries to prepare tasty meals within the span of two Curious George episodes (or — gah! — Dinosaur Train). This week, I had great success in making a work-week’s worth of easy healthy meals. Unfortunately, they were not all delicious. Monday: Salmon, chard, beets, biscuits — delicious! Monday […]

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Activity #208: Share lunch

December 1, 2009

Today’s activity: make something for lunch you and the babe can both eat – baked or microwaved sweet potato and cottage cheese with fruit. Less trips to the fridge and sink, right? Related: What to feed a picky toddler, Fix a toddler snack [Photo credit: chelseab]

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