Helping your kids manage holiday treats

Okay folks, it’s that wonderful time of year again! Parties and delicious dinners with friends and family are just around the corner. Unfortunately, all this holiday cheer also means your kids will be grabbing handfuls of festive candy from Aunt Sharon’s coffee table, or waiting until the adults are busy before sneaking treats off the dessert trays piled high with … Read More

this is GONE at midnight tonight…

Just a quick note to let you know that this offer will be disappearing at midnight tonight, which means you have about 12 hours left if you’re ready to: learn a simple, tantrum-free way to get your child to try new foods eliminate mealtime battles with your toddler and restore sanity to the supper table stop your child from begging for sugary … Read More

humiliating mommy moment #492

Let me paint a pathetic little picture for you. (I’m guessing some of you will be able to relate…) It’s a sunny spring day in Vancouver, Canada, where I was living at the time. My son and I are at the toddler park. He’s about 2 ½ years old. The park is full of moms wearing brand-new Yoga outfits and … Read More

Watch Out for Sugar!

Lately my kids have found me pretty annoying. I recently watched the documentary Fed Up, which exposes the dangers of sugar and how it’s causing huge health issues, and when I learned how much sugar Americans are consuming on a daily basis (over twice the recommended amount), I cut back drastically on what I offer my kids. I have stopped … Read More

Is sugar turning your toddler into a terror?

Toddlers are notoriously moody. As soon as they learn the word no, it usually becomes their response to every request, whether it’s brushing their teeth, getting in the car or eating their grilled cheese sandwich. Tantrums are a fact of life with young children, and most times you just need to ride them out. But wildly fluctuating moods are another … Read More

Kids that gag or vomit when they eat

Many parents have witnessed their young child gagging or even vomiting when attempting to try to eat certain foods. This is quite a common phenomenon, and is generally nothing to worry about. Some children are simply adverse to new or unfamiliar textures in their food, and have an extremely sensitive gag reflex that is triggered when a particular food touches … Read More

How Nutrition Affects Sleep

Sleep is a tricky thing. For some kids it comes easy. They simply lie down, close their eyes and they’re off to dreamland. For others, as many of you know, it can be a lot more challenging. They end up tossing and turning, throwing the covers off, getting up for glasses of water and taking a long time to finally drift … Read More

The Dreaded “Milk Junkie”

When my son was a toddler, I used to call him a “milk junkie.”  He honestly used to drive me crazy by following me around the house, saying, “Meelk, meelk.” The problem was that he hardly ate anything all day. I would put him in his highchair and offer him a few choices I knew he should enjoy. He would … Read More

Kid-Friendly Snack Ideas For Picky Eaters

There’s no doubt about it, kids love to snack. And nothing gives parents more satisfaction than seeing their child eat healthy food. Go to any play group or park and you will see most parents toting around a bag bulging with little containers of crackers, cheese, fruit, juice boxes, granola bars…they usually have enough food for a small army! It’s … Read More

How To STOP Worrying About Your Child’s Diet

If you’re anything like I was as a new mother, you’re probably worried about your child’s diet. Lord knows I was — but with good reason! My first son was a VERY fussy eater. It seemed like he’d exist on nothing by crackers and milk for days at a time! His diet became a bit of an obsession for me … Read More