picky eaters

On reaching out (and how one woman’s comment at Starbucks impacted me)…

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Eating out with kids: restaurant behavior

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Today, for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing a helpful article from my writing friend and parenting author Elizabeth Pantley. Any mom knows that taking your little ones to a restaurant can be a challenge sometimes. Here are some useful tips from Elizabeth that can help!… Eating out with kids: restaurant behavior: Children can be both excited and bored when at a […] Read more…

How one woman’s comment made a difference for me

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*This post was originally published in 2008. Not long ago, frustrated by my picky eaters, I came up with a plan to help them try new foods: Every week, they’re responsible for going through our recipe books, picking out one meal each that they think sounds good, then being the head cook for that meal during the week. This plan […] Read more…

8 Great Tricks for Parenting Toddlers

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Today for Mom-Monday, I’m sharing an article I originally wrote for Sacramento Parent Magazineabout parenting those cute little ones we call toddlers. They can be so darn precious, can’t they? But they can be challenging too. If you’re a mommy to a toddler, hang in there and read on… 8 GREAT TRICKS FOR PARENTING TODDLERS […] Read more…

A note about picky eaters…

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The other day my son came up to me and said, “You know what would be the perfect day, Mom?” “What?” I asked. “A day where I could have orange chicken for breakfast, orange chicken for lunch, and orange chicken for dinner.” This from my picky eater. Actually, he’s not picky anymore, and his most […] Read more…

Too many cooks in the kitchen

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I’ve heard it said that people either like to cook or they like to bake, but they rarely like to do both. And for me, that’s true. Cookies, cupcakes, pastries…give me an excuse to make them and I’ll hurry to the pantry and pull out my KitchenAid. I love making gingerbread houses and desserts for […] Read more…