Category Archives: feeding

Treasure family dinners


Growing up, it was a rite of passage.  If someone could survive an “Elliott family dinner,” the person was okay in our book. What happened at these dinners?  We shared stories.  We made fun of each other, even berated each … Continue reading

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A “get your kids to eat veggies” idea


Okay, I’ll be the first to admit from the get-go that this idea is laborious and geared toward home cooks.  But I seriously think I came up with a great idea while driving home and salivating over the August issue … Continue reading

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Someday, the war will be over, and our everyday battles will be a distant memory


Some days my kids don’t eat.  What I mean is not a lot and not what I want them to eat. I used to see parents out with their kids in restaurants, judging them for allowing them to eat bread, … Continue reading

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The scoop on “Deceptively Delicious”


I’m willing to do just about anything to get my kids to eat the foods they need.  I have made up songs and dances about eating.  We get Eliza to eat by telling her the food will make her “BIG … Continue reading

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Dinner dilemmas and solutions


If you want to be cured of perfectionism, become a parent.  I can’t tell you how much I am struggling to rid myself of this terrible disease, especially in the area of meals. Before having kids, I definitely looked down … Continue reading

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My “boss” is moody and completely irrational


Being a parent is the most amazing job out there and I love it.  It is rewarding, challenging and awe-inspiring.  But there are also moments when it seems like you are working for bosses (your children) with about one-sixty-forth your … Continue reading

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