What Harping on a Child’s Weight Looks Like 20 Years Later

May 11, 2016
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She was in the 4th grade when she realized her body was wrong. “It’s probably from eating all that pizza and ice cream. It tastes good, doesn’t it? But it makes your body big and fat,” said her pediatrician during a check-up, detailed in this post by My Fat Friend on Medium.com. “Just imagine that […]

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Dinner Rotation: April-May

April 28, 2016
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I hope you all are well. Sorry I missed posting my last meal rotation. I don’t know about you but here in San Diego it’s become warm (although not today) and summer buzz is in the air. So Thursdays will be grill nights as we gear up for summer grilling. Since my husband is in […]

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Want to Strengthen Your Child’s Self-Control Muscle? Avoid This Common Feeding Mistake

April 20, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. Since I started blogging I’ve consistently received the same question from parents. It […]

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The Power of Paying Attention at Meals

April 12, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. As a young child, I remember sitting down to family dinners but this […]

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3 Things Carb-Loving Children Wish Their Parents Knew

March 30, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. You serve dinner with all the food groups and your kids first reach […]

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Transform Your Family’s Food Culture with this 4-Step Mindful Strategy

March 15, 2016
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This is part of an ongoing series on moderation. It’s in preparation for my next book and includes expert interviews, the latest research and expert tips. Sign up for my updates to get these posts and subscriber discounts including FREE e-book offers. Have you ever thought about your family’s unique food culture? Does everyone enjoy […]

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Dinner Rotation: February-March

March 2, 2016
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We are moving right into Spring! One change to my dinner rotation is “No Meat Fridays” because we are Catholic and observe Lent. This thrills me as I love vegetarian meals and my husband has to be supportive. Last Friday, we tried something I’ve been wanting to do for a while: salad bar night. Little […]

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How I’m Getting My Family Out of Our Restaurant Rut

February 23, 2016
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It’s Saturday afternoon, the day I typically don’t cook dinner, and time to pick a restaurant. We either meet up family or friends or go somewhere on our own. We have a handful of go-to places: a burger joint, Mexican place and Greek restaurant, but our list always feels inadequate. I like the idea of […]

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5 Truths About Food Addiction Most People Don’t Know

February 10, 2016
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“These cookies are so addicting! I could never keep them in my house.” That’s what the woman at the party said to me as she reached for another helping of double chocolate chip cookies. When it comes to children, parents are acutely aware of the food addiction phenomenon too. I often get emails from parents […]

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If You Want to Raise a Healthy Child, You Need to Do THIS

January 28, 2016
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Several months ago Big A started going in her brother’s room to jump on his bed. She eventually started referring to it as her morning jumping, afternoon jumping and nighttime jumping. Apparently, his bed was bouncier than hers. But when we discovered what happened as a result of this jumping, a hole in the mattress, […]

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