Kids and Food: No Distractions

There is a whole lot more to meal time than I ever initially thought. It’s not just about teaching good manners and good eating habits to your kids. It’s also about growing closer as a family. When good food brings your family together, it’s a special time that can affect how your children deal with… Keep reading →

Oatmeal Options for Toddlers

–Read Part 1– Breakfast time has quickly become much less stressful and way more delicious! As I mentioned last week, I used to feed my daughters oatmeal with mashed banana nearly every morning, but I got tired of the monotony, and I’m sure they did too. Now they are eating crepes with fresh fruit and… Keep reading →

Foods to Introduce at 13 Months

If you’re new here, this post is a continuation of the feeding schedule I have been doing for my daughter since she was 6 months old and started solids. You can find all my homemade baby food posts right here. © Alexander Oshvintsev / Dollar Photo Club I’m not gonna lie, this month was pretty crappy… Keep reading →

A Plan to Give My Family Better Breakfasts

As someone who grew up eating cereal and milk for breakfast every morning, I still cannot believe that after more than a year I haven’t gone back. I swore off breakfast cereal in December 2013 while I was pregnant with my second daughter. There were several reasons, such as not enough calories and nutrition. Ok,… Keep reading →

Quick & Easy Oven Fries

As a newlywed, I made a lot of new recipes. Even if I came across a great recipe that we both liked, it would be months before I decided to make it again. That’s one thing my husband complains about: I don’t make his favorite foods enough. But I’ve learned more recently that it is… Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Taste Everything

As a mom to a toddler and a pre-toddler, I know just how difficult food education is from the start. If you aren’t sure what you’re doing, those kids will give you a run for your money, and you’ll have no idea what hit you. Pretty soon they will be ordering you around the kitchen,… Keep reading →

7 Healthy Foods to Introduce at 12 Months

This post is a continuation of the Solids Feeding Schedules I wrote up until my daughter, Bella, was a year old. Now she is a budding 13 month old and is moving up in the world of food. That doesn’t mean, though, that I give her only table food and let her figure out food… Keep reading →

Scrumptious Split Pea Soup Recipe

I guess you could say I was a pretty picky eater growing up. I pretty much avoided onions in anything. I still ate salsa, but I only dipped the chips straight in and straight back out again so that none of the chunks of onions (or other veggies) could get on my chip! I’ve almost completely… Keep reading →

Finger Foods for Babies with Few Teeth

Both of my girls were late teethers. Sofía’s first tooth came in at 10 1/2 months and Bella’s first tooth came in only a bit before that (bad, I know, I didn’t write it down!). So when it came down to food they could eat that was not pureed, it became a bit tricky. Or so I thought…. Keep reading →

Kids and Food: Emotional Eating

A couple months ago, my family and I went to an open house for The Festival of Trees. As we were wrapping up and about to strap our toddler into the stroller, she started having a little tantrum. She still wanted to run around. A nice older lady swiftly came running to our aid…with candy…. Keep reading →