When You Shouldn’t “Ask the Doctor”…

When You Shouldn’t “Ask the Doctor”…

From what to do when a fever spikes, to when to vaccinate, to how to feed your child, parents tend to unconditionally follow their pediatrician’s advice.  Wouldn’t it be great if there was one single person that could answer all our burning questions about raising...
The push for Dessert WITH Dinner

The push for Dessert WITH Dinner

“Mooooooom, can we have dessert tonight, pleeeeease?” “How many more bites do I have to take before I get dessert?”  Sound familiar? More often than not, parents are struggling with when to offer dessert, what to offer for dessert, and how often to offer it. Allow me...
A New Year Deserves New Ways

A New Year Deserves New Ways

I have to be honest, January has always been a tricky time to be in the healthcare industry, especially as a dietitian. While you might think it’s a boom in business as every other person seems to be making resolutions to lose weight, eat better or exercise more, the...
what NOT to pack for lunch…

what NOT to pack for lunch…

This time of year everyone (myself included) gets very excited about all the new school supplies, which in recent years even means new lunch boxes/bags/containers/accessories/etc. All too often we set ourselves up with high expectations on what we plan to pack, how...
Rules to FEED by…

Rules to FEED by…

If you have attended a class of mine before, chances are that you’ve heard me speak about the “Division of Responsibility” before. This phrase, coined by Ellyn Satter, is essentially a simple rule to follow when feeding your children that will...