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25 Ways to Avoid Raising a Picky Eater

I originally wrote this post on avoiding raising picky eaters 6 years ago, and I think it’s still relevant today. Charlie and Olive are now very nearly 7 and 9. They still aren’t big eaters and have days where they eat like birds and days where I wonder how they fit so much into their tummies, […]


Meal Time with a 15-month old

Meal time can be frustrating. AmIright? Or at least, I hope I’m not the only one who feels this way! I want my little guy to eat healthy and heartily, but sometimes I feel like he’s eating very little and with minimal variety. Before we moved into the world of solids, I pictured him eating all […]

Picky Eater Tricks for Every Stage

Overall, BeBe eats a variety of healthy foods, but it makes me crazy when she goes through a picky eating phase! Sometimes, it’s only a week and then she moves on. But any longer than that, I’ve learned we need to pull out our old tricks. Here’s are the picky eating tricks which have worked well […]


10 Tips To Get Your Kids to Eat More

Charlie and Olive eat a decent variety of food now, but our biggest challenge has always been their small appetites. They don’t eat much breakfast, they eat lunch at school, a tiny snack can completely ruin their appetites, and there have been many a night where they eat 4-5 bites (begrudgingly) for dinner and say […]

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French Kids Eat Everything?

While I was in the Philippines, I read French Kids Eat Everything: How Our Family Moved to France, Cured Picky Eating, Banned Snacking, and Discovered 10 Simple Rules for Raising Happy, Healthy Eaters and absolutely loved it. It’s the story of how author Karen Le Billon, her husband, and two young children move to a small […]

How to Entice a Young Toddler to Eat

From six to ten months, Scribble would eat anything I put on his high chair tray.  A few weeks before his first birthday, he suddenly became quite picky!  It has been a real challenge to find strategies to keep Scribble interested in his food– he is just so smart these days, and frequently sees through […]

Picky Eating: Is it in the Genes?

Picky eaters are an endless source of frustration for parents, especially when kids refuse lovingly cooked family dinners in favor of chicken nuggets or mac and cheese. But are parents to blame when a child turns up his nose at anything green, or anything new, for that matter? According to one study, sort of—because it’s […]

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