Category: Eating

Satisfied with your body?

Satisfied with your body?

Body satisfaction – how are we doing?

What I am scared of doing to my kids: giving them a negative body image

What I am scared of doing to my kids: giving them a negative body image

As a parent, there is a lot you can worry about. My biggest fear is giving my kids the same negative body issues I experienced when I was younger.

How I handle not providing educational moments all day long guilt

How I handle not providing educational moments all day long guilt

This is how I handle not providing educational-opportunities-every-minute-of-the-day Mom Guilt.

How I handle the Mom Guilt when I don’t want to play with my kids

How I handle the Mom Guilt when I don’t want to play with my kids

Mama guilt is PERVASIVE. There are times it feels like no matter what you do, it’s not enough and it’ll never be right. It’s time we did something about this.

Setting Parenting Expectations: How to make parenting less stressful

Setting Parenting Expectations: How to make parenting less stressful

I often hear, “Well you are lucky, you have easy kids.” I think there’s more to it than luck, it’s where I set my expectations and I look for the positive in every situation. I also try to tune in to what my kids needs are and what they are trying to communicate. Every baby has their own way of telling you what they want and what works for them.

Persuading the Picky Eater – how to handle picky eating

Persuading the Picky Eater – how to handle picky eating

What do you do when you have a picky eater on your hands? Read this for my 6 quick tips on handling picky eating.

5 Steps to Setting the Stage for Healthy Toddler Eating Habits – from pregnancy to toddlers

5 Steps to Setting the Stage for Healthy Toddler Eating Habits – from pregnancy to toddlers

My girls are “good eaters” in the sense they eat a large variety of food. They are fruit and veggie lovers and if there is a food they initially cringe at, nine times out of ten, I can persuade them to at least taste it… There is no magic to this, and I certainly do not pretend to know it all. I just know what works well for me and after being told “Wow, your girls eat everything” so many times, I figure it was time to share what has worked so well for us.

I know I am not a perfect eater and I do not create the perfect home eating environment…Overall, this is just about enjoying life with my kids and food is a big source of enjoyment and family time in my home… this is where I share my secrets to help your toddler eat healthy foods too.

Grocery Shopping Time Saving Tips – how to shop just 2 times a month

Grocery Shopping Time Saving Tips – how to shop just 2 times a month

I go grocery shopping once every two weeks. Yes, it’s true. I do not step foot into a grocery store (if I can help it) but twice a month. Also, I avoid the nightly question of “What’s for dinner? And do we have the ingredients?” It’s one less thing to stress over at the end of the day. You, too, can plan healthy meals, shop the sales to save some money and feel like you’re doing something good for your family while making your life a little easier.

Part 4 of 4: 15 Key Lessons I Learned from Intuitive Eating

Part 4 of 4: 15 Key Lessons I Learned from Intuitive Eating

If you don’t have time to read all 4 parts of this series, here is a snapshot of some of the key lessons I learned about intuitive eating. I am happy to report I finally broke free of the dieter’s mentality and still manage to fit into my clothing! It’s a happy place to be.

Part 3 of 4: Putting an end to emotional eating

Part 3 of 4: Putting an end to emotional eating

I once heard excess weight is not about what you are eating but what’s eating you. To become an intuitive eater, I must first acknowledge the fact I cope with feeling bored or anxious by eating. I had to find ways to cope with these feelings in a different way than heading toward the kitchen. Truly, my hope is my daughters will sidestep the diet/weight trap I feel every woman gets tripped up with at some point. Read on to learn more.

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