The Feeding Diaries

Why I Made the Switch to Serving Dessert WITH Dinner

January 15, 2015
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. We were at a family gathering where the kids had access to sweets (donuts) and lunch food (sandwiches, pasta salad etc). I helped them get food and sat them down. I went to get my food and when I returned, Big A […]

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How (and Why) I Feed My Family with Respect

September 30, 2014
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. Lately I’ve been thinking about how the golden rule applies to feeding my family. For me it boils down to R-E-S-P-E-C-T for all.  Mom. Dad. Daughter. And son. And here’s how […]

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How I’m Learning to Love My Imperfect Body

June 9, 2014
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I’d love to tell my daughter that I have always loved my body. That I have never abused it to lose a few pounds. That health has always taken a front seat to vanity. I’m not going to tell this lie to her. At age 7, she is still pretty innocent about body image and […]

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The Lesson My Children Learn Every Time I Put a Meal on the Table

April 8, 2014
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. It’s been a tough few weeks. My brother has been in the hospital with a serious health condition, turning my world upside down and draining me of energy. Despite all of this, I still come home and put a meal on the […]

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The Moment Every Parent of a Picky Eater Dreams About

February 19, 2014
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. It was snack time and I put out some celery with peanut butter, something Big A hasn’t eaten in I don’t know how long.  She looked at it and took a few bites. I made roasted veggies for dinner, something Big A […]

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What I Do When Feeding Isn’t Going So Hot

September 25, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. I’d love to report that feeding my kids is always a pleasant experience but I’d be lying.  For example, just last week Big A declared she no longer likes the chicken tenders I make every other week and even my […]

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Why I Want My Kids To Talk to Me [Openly] About Food

August 1, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Big A came back from a long play date and I asked her what she ate.  She rattled off item by item and some of them were treats (a word she uses, not me). As she was talking, I smiled […]

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How I Teach My Kids Moderation with Food

June 14, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, a new ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house We were at a birthday party when I noticed a mom trying to keep her two girls to one cupcake each. She announced that “everyone only gets one.” When she left the room, Big A came to me, asking for […]

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Why I’m Okay with What Happens at Grandma’s

April 26, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house Once a week, Big A and Little D go someplace where the cookies and snacks are endless, juice requests don’t get turned down, IPADS are available with every game imaginable and the TV stays on. My husband and I call […]

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The Log of My Labor

April 9, 2013
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This is The Feeding Diaries, a new ongoing series detailing the feeding escapades in my house There’s something you need to know about dietitians. We are kind of obsessed with bowel movements.  We don’t get grossed out, say, discussing their texture over a meal.  I remember during my internship having an instructor drilling us about […]

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