Book reviews

Inspired Family Breakfasts with Rise and Shine (Book Review and Giveaway)

September 14, 2016
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Compared to the Holy Grail of family dinners, breakfast is the forgotten meal. Maybe it’s because when kids are in school it needs to be fast and something that will fill them up. But it’s such a great opportunity to nourish and start the day on the right foot. Since revamping my dinners with last […]

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If I Had to Start from Scratch Feeding My Kids, Here’s What I’d Do

November 5, 2015
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I had my first child 9 years ago. It’s hard to believe she’s halfway to adulthood with her little brother trailing just two and half years behind. I’ve learned a lot about feeding kids both by reading research, talking to parents and simply living the ups and downs. I feel a strange clarity in the […]

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Science of Mom: Book Review and Giveaway

September 10, 2015
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I still remember what it felt like the year following the birth of my first baby. I  had to make all these important decisions while feeling a kind of tired I had never felt before. I glued myself to Baby Center reading debates about whether or not to let your child cry it out and get vaccines. […]

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Eat Like a Champion (Review and Giveaway)

July 13, 2015
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There comes a time when kids enter the world of organized sports. And if they enjoy and stick with it, things begin to change. Appetites increase, schedules get out of whack and performance matters. One very overlooked aspect of how well a child performs in any sport is nutrition. Jill Castle, my coauthor of Fearless […]

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Book Review & Giveaway: No Sweat

June 12, 2015
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Before I started Raise Healthy Eaters I briefly had a website called Do it Yourself Nutrition. While searching for article ideas, I ran across a study examining what motivates women to maintain exercise. I interviewed the author of the study, Michelle Segar, PhD, and we’ve been in contact ever since. She feels the same way […]

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Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: Author Q&A and Giveaway

May 11, 2015
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I’m excited for the newly released book: Helping Your Child with Extreme Picky Eating: A Step-by-Step Guide for Overcoming Selective Eating, Food Aversion and Feeding Disorders. Katja Rowell has teamed up with Jennifer McGlothlin to fill a real void out there for struggling kids and parents. Their book is research-based, extensive and written in a […]

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Real Baby Food Review, Giveaway and Fajita Salad Recipe

May 1, 2015
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If your still in that baby or young toddler phase, I’ve got a book for you. It’s called Real Baby Food: Easy, All Natural Recipes for Your Baby and Toddler written by Jenna Helwig, food editor for Parents magazine, with help from Natalia Stasenko, MS, RD. What you will find, in addition to fresh, nutritious and […]

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Two Giveaways: Amanda’s Big Dream & First Bites

April 1, 2015
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I have two great books to briefly review and giveaway. The first, Amanda’s Big Dream, was mentioned in my post about talking to kids about weight. And the second, First Bites, is a cookbook for babies and toddlers.

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5 Lessons I Vow to Teach My Children About Weight and Body Shape

March 19, 2015
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I pick my kids up from school and in the car my typically quiet son informs me that eating too much ice cream makes you fat. I couldn’t believe what I was hearing so I started to ask some questions. I discovered that this was his takeaway from a nutrition lesson at school. I feel […]

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Book Review: Mindset

December 8, 2014
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I stumbled on Mindset: The New Psychology of Success while looking up books on education. And I’m so glad I did. This book has changed the way I interact with my children and even how I view myself. The message is very simple, but profound. Carol Dweck, psychology professor at Stanford University, details the difference […]

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