Helping Children Make Family Dinner

Eating a homemade meal together as a family: this simple ritual can encompass so many wonderful elements. Children are naturally curious about cooking and preparing food, and, if given the opportunity, naturally proficient in the kitchen. As mom-in-chief of my...

What To Do When Your Child Wants An Alternative Meal

Parents ask me all the time what my thoughts are on offering their child an alternative choice for dinner if they refuse the first choice. This is a topic that I feel quite strongly about, as a result of both personal experiences with my own children and from what the...

5 Ways to Reduce Sugar In Your Family’s Diet

Excess sugar in our diets is definitely one of the hottest nutrition topics around. It gets spoken about in the news by doctors, nutritionists, dentists and everyone in between. The biggest reason it gets so much attention is because high sugar intake has been linked...

Does My Child Need A Probiotic?

Probiotics. You hear of them and see them advertised everywhere – your mom is taking one daily, your doctor may have recommended taking one and the yogurt aisle in the grocery store is screaming about all the probiotics it contains. What’s all the hype? Is it worth...

5 Simple Rules for Happy (Stress-Free!) Family Meals

The dinner table really doesn’t have to be a battleground! Just like there are rules set in every school classroom, every family should have mealtime rules in place to set the tone for what should and shouldn’t be expected at the dinner table. Having...