The Feeding Diaries

6 Health Lessons I Learned on Our Summer Vacation

June 26, 2015
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Every summer we take a trip. And this year we chose New York and Washington, DC. New York is where the hubs and I spent most our pre-kid life. It’s where we fell in love and got engaged. Since the kids are old enough, we thought it was time to share it with them. We […]

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7 Nutrition Sacrifices I Make to Help Expand My Kids’ Palate

June 9, 2015
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Somewhere along the line I realized that always taking the nutritional high road wasn’t getting me anywhere with my kids. As a dietitian it can be tough to break certain nutrition rules, but I have found that doing so is often exactly what’s needed to expand my kids’ food preferences. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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Why I’m Neither For Nor Against Kid Food

April 6, 2015
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This is The Feeding Diaries, an ongoing series about the feeding escapades in my house. Every year we go to Red Lobster for a family member’s birthday. This year, Big A announced she wanted to order lobster. I suggested we share the big lobster meal and she agreed. I was ecstatic to find her opting […]

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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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