Growing up, my mother was very conscientious about what she fed me. Snacks in my house were fruit leather, delicious whole-wheat muffins with applesauce and cheerios, and we had water with every meal. My house was the house no one wanted to do school projects at because we didn’t have “good” snacks. While I, unsurprisingly,… Continue reading What Should My Kids Bring For School Snack?
Ah, food. My baby is currently throwing all the food from her tray to the floor, a sure sign she’s finished with her meal. Hold on while I take her out and wipe her off . . . okay, thanks. At fifteen months old, she doesn’t actively care where her food comes from, if it’s… Continue reading Little Kids Eating Healthy? You Bet.
A month or two ago, I started posting my kids’ dinners on Facebook and Instagram. I didn’t mean for it to become a “thing,” but I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback from people who say it helps them plan their kids’ dinners, so I keep doing it, even though sometimes I feel a little… Continue reading The Truth About Feeding Small Children
Yes, I’m going there. Rosh Hashanah is only three-and-a-half weeks away, as a good friend of mine pointed out to me today. It’s time to think about what to make, what I can make ahead, what meat I’m going to order from Grow and Behold, who I’m going to invite, & who I’m going to… Continue reading What I will (and will not) be eating on Rosh Hashanah – a Menu Plan
Since we’re moving in less than a month (Aaaaahhhhhh!), my June menu plan’s focus is on using up everything that I have in my house. In the fridge, the freezer, the cupboards (I found a ridiculous amount of corn meal. Go figure). I was not looking forward to this inventory of items. At all. I… Continue reading June Menu Plan
It occurred to me recently that the Nature v. Nurture question is not exclusive to children. It can also apply to parenting. My boys are very different. It’s been apparent since early on. Where my oldest has always been quite stoic, my second son has a quick smile for (nearly) everyone. My oldest despised bathtime… Continue reading Nature v. Nuture, in parents?
I had a plan for Little Man’s dinner the other day. I was warming up a very yummy (I thought) cheese sandwich in the toaster oven, but he was hungry right now. So I put him in his high chair and gave him some of the cheese puff things that I usually reserve for bribery… Continue reading Warning: Do not lead with the cheese puffs