Got picky eaters? Here’s how I manage mine (video post)

Tip #1 for Managing Picky Eaters I have three children.  My three year old, I used to  characterize as “one of those picky eaters”. This post is part 1 of a series in which I want to share some of the things I did in this situation.  He’s not nearly as picky any more.

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Can I handle this one?

Parental intuition is a valuable tool.   I wish parents were taught to nurture it.  As a new mother, when it came to my children’s health I was constantly faced with the same decision – can I deal with this myself? Or do I need the help of an expert? I still second guess and panic, but 3 children, 6…

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The Dinner Battle

This one’s for parents….Imagine this scenario: You come home from a busy day and you have 30 minutes to get dinner on the table before you can expect one of your kids to melt down.  You’re hungry and tired, but you get to work in the kitchen.  You marvel at your own creativity as you…

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Why snacks matter

I’m always looking for healthy snack recipes.  I’m a busy mother of three young children; they need to eat a lot and they need to eat often. Aside from offering my family healthy meals, keeping a supply of healthy snacks on hand that can be whipped up quickly – offering one mid morning, and one…

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What’s For Lunch?

Lunch was one of my first culinary challenges as a parent. It’s the middle of the day, people are starting to get tired, and…. didn’t we just eat?? Then, of course, school hits and you have to plan ahead and actually pack something out!  Yikes!  I used to dread lunch. Leftovers seems to be a…

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The baby who wouldn’t nurse

I recently had a client whose 3 month old baby started to refuse her breastmilk. Most people understand, now a days, that “breast is best” and this mother was no exception.  She wanted to breastfeed, but after every feed her baby was so anxious, upset, and restless that she didn’t know what to do.  She…

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New infant feeding guidelines.. did Health Canada get it right?

In case you missed it on the news and in my newsletter… here’s more on the infant feeding guidelines recently brought out by Health Canada. In general, a great step forward in the world of Public Health but there are some holes. Their recommendations are now more in line with what anyone who knows anything…

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