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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...

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

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…

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…

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 hopefully prevent many...

Picky Eater

Got a picky eater? Dreading the meal time power struggle? Concerned your child will turn into mac-n-cheese if they eat it just one more time? Don’t worry, I promise I can help turn things around. Almost every parent struggles at some point with their child’s eating...

Healthy-ish Halloween?

Healthy and Halloween aren’t often two words that are paired together, and when they are it is usually a list of tips telling you to swap raisins for Reese’s or homemade trail mix for Twix. Whether we like it or not, the thought of Halloween conjures up two main “C”s:...

Dump the Diet…Forever!

Each new year brings hope and motivation to make the days ahead better than those of the previous year. As January comes to a rather quick close, many are finding their resolutions have also peaked along the way. The result? Frustrated and hopeless feelings that...

How to become a “Mindful Mom at Mealtimes”

Mealtimes can be quite hectic for moms as they speed around the kitchen frantically trying to figure out a seemingly balanced meal with a little one tugging at their leg or crying in the background and before long the entire process simply feels like a chore. Either...