Eat Well

Master the dinnertime hustle. Get your kids to eat well

Mastering the Dinnertime Hustle

Some of the best parents I know struggle with dinnertime. As responsive parents (better known as authoritative parents) we want to let our children express opinions in their daily lives. We also want to listen carefully to their thoughts and give them options. But when it comes to eating, we also want them to eat healthy. So...what ...

For the Love of Skinny Babies

Who doesn't love a chunky baby? My son was a big baby at birth. He received a lot of praise from family members for being "a big, healthy boy". But by 3-months, he had dropped into the 5th percentile for weight. Yes, that is single digit "5th". The pediatrician told me he was perfectly healthy--he ...

going gluten free for infertility

Going Gluten-Free for Infertility: Our Story

A lot of people roll their eyes when I tell them I am gluten-free, assuming I have jumped on some sort of trendy bandwagon. I promise you, being gluten-free was no bandwagon I ever wanted to be aboard. But neither was infertility. I often get asked why I am gluten-free. I respond with a true, ...

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Get Kids to Eat Better with One Simple Tip

We all want to get kids to eat better foods. I am not trying to brag, but my toddler eats 90% of all foods. Notice I said he “eats” 90% of all foods. I didn’t say he loves 90% of all foods. There is a difference. As parents, we get really caught up in talking ...

Why my toddler doesn't drink milk.

Why our Toddler Doesn't Drink Milk

My 19 month old son doesn't drink milk. I promise it is not my lack of effort or a willfull act of neglect. Weaning off breastmilk and on to a different milk after he turned 1 was something I very clearly overanalyzed. When I took my son in for his 9-month check-up with his pediatrician, in ...

Are you Feeding Your Kids too Many Healthy Snacks.

Is it possible? You might be feeding your kids too many healthy snacks. Snacks in America have become the big kids pacifier. Every year for lent I give up the same thing. Snacking. I have never come close to making it the whole 40 days. Although I can’t quite seem to give it up, I ...