Repeat after me: Rookie moms should not be in charge of the entire Thanksgiving meal! Get yourself some real help either with food prep, childcare, or (better!) both. Hacks for new parents hosting the big meal: I found myself in this position the first year I had a baby because it seemed easier than traveling […]
Sarah reports that her son Theo has never met a food he doesn’t like. Lucky mama! She shared a tip that sounded brilliant to me: Take a can of low-sodium minestrone soup and dump it in a strainer. Serve your self-feeding baby or toddler the remaining bits and let him explore what he likes. “Pasta, […]
My two children never would accept a bottle, and it wasn’t for any lack of trying on my part. When our friend Crystal asked about any magic strategies that would get her third baby to take bottle, I sent her a list of ideas in hopes that at least one of mine would be one that she […]
Best side dishes for healthier family meals? Easy peasy: roasted vegetables (asparagus recipe included), raw fruits. Cut into more than 1 for extra points!
One of the most popular topics people come here searching for is “food ideas for picky kids”. If you are one of those seekers of answers, I feel you. My son is picky, too. I can’t resist pointing out, however, that my baby brother was very picky as a child, including NO FRUIT ON HIS […]
I just spent the last 15 minutes testing out this simple baby food recipe from weelicious: Eat Your Greens baby food puree so I could share it with you with some authority. I first saw it in my bloggy friend Catherine McCord’s new book: Weelicious: 140 Fast, Fresh, and Easy Recipes (which was sent to […]
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 in. But let’s make them healthy snacks when we can. Don’t even get me started on the number of […]
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 […]
At 7 months old, Sawyer is eating and drinking whatever he can get his mouth on: nursing but also bottle-feeding, spoon-feeding, & starting finger food.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]