Category Archives for Feeding Kids

How to Feed Kids While Keeping Your Sanity

Before we actually have kids, we tend to have all these high and mighty visions of how we’ll feed them when they do come along. “My kids will eat what I serve”, “I’ll never be a short-order cook”, “I’ll never allow them to have sugar”, and “My kids won’t be allowed to be picky eaters” […]

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The Switch Witch – An Option for Tackling the Halloween Candy Avalanche

I’ve written before about the fact that we don’t need to freak out about the Halloween candy. Yes, it’s a lot of candy on one day. And yes, candy isn’t the most nutritious thing ever. But if we keep things in perspective and look at it inside the bigger picture of our overall eating pattern, […]

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How Can We Prevent Kids From Dieting?

I don’t know a single person who wants their child to diet. Sure, I know people who want their kids to eat well, which is pretty much most of us! But I don’t think I’ve ever met someone who wanted their child to grow up and be a dieter. It’s something I think most of […]

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Articles of Awesomeness – Round 4: Feeding Kids Edition

I haven’t done nearly enough Articles of Awesomeness posts lately. I think perhaps it’s because I see these great articles on my Facebook feed and I feel like I don’t have time to read them, so I just click “Save” and then it takes me forever to go back to all those saved posts. (Please […]

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If There Are No Bad Foods, Why Manage Sweets?

I once read a really interesting critique of one of my favorite books. The book takes the same “no good/bad foods” approach, that I do, which is one of the many reasons I love it. It also talks about ways to manage sweet stuff, and how to find a moderate balance with it (again, very […]

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50+ Lunchbox Ideas for Toddlers

I’ll be honest… this post was born out of my own personal need. I do my best to send a variety of things with my son to daycare for his lunch, but like all moms, I can easily find myself stuck in a rut and sending the same things over and over. So I wanted […]

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98 Non-food Easter Basket Ideas Kids Will Love!

Happy (almost) Easter! There’s something nostalgic about this time of year… the egg hunts, the dressy clothes, the ham dinner, and the epic basket of Easter goodies! Now, I’m all for including some type of treat in the Easter basket (peanut butter eggs in mine, please!) It’s part of a moderate approach to treats that […]

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How to Make Homemade Baby Food

In keeping with my judgement-free zone that we’ve got going on here, let me first say that I am not of the opinion that you must make your own baby food. You should know by now that I’m not the dogmatic type, right?  Things are very rarely all-or-nothing. So, that being said, if you want […]

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How to Raise A Mindful Eater: Review Post!

I recently had the pleasure of reading this brand new book from Maryann Jacobsen, who was nice enough to send me a free copy so I could share my thoughts about it with you. I really enjoyed it, and I can’t wait to tell you more awesome details about it, so let’s dive in to my How […]

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Fearless Feeding Book Review – My Favorite Book About Feeding Kids

A book review? Not just any book review… a review of a book that has been so incredibly helpful to me that I wanted to spread the word: Fearless Feeding by Jill Castle and Maryann Jacobsen. Fearless Feeding: Raising Healthy Eaters From High Chair to High School Practicality The book takes a very practical approach […]

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