Category Archives: Blog


Stressed by Mealtime Stress!


A lot of parents I work with don’t necessarily want to be in my office.  Don’t get me wrong it’s not because I’m not super fun, -trust me I’m really entertaining! That said,  for parents it doesn’t feel great to admit that they’re feeling stressed by their meal time.  It kind of…well…..stresses them out! Throughout […]

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Sometimes it’s okay to Just Skip the whole Family Meal Thing


Here is the thing………..as beautiful and amazing as they can be, sometimes family meals just aren’t worth it. Let me tell you a little story about my house. 5:30 PM normally comes around and I’m walking in the door from a day of work with with two kids in tow who need to be fed, […]

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What’s your ONE Thing?


I’m not going to beat around the bush with this one, parenting can be STRESSFUL. I thought I knew how difficult parenting little kids was before had my own. The truth of the matter is  though, that I had zero clue what I was in for- which all in all was probably a good thing! […]

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It’s not all about the “What”


I went for a hair cut last week and found out that for all these years I had been washing my hair wrong… Well not wrong per se, but that there was definitely a better way to do it and that was was NOT the way I was doing it. Now, if you’re anything like […]

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Tahini Nutella


So many of the kids I work with talk about Nutella.  Now, personally I’m not a huge fan of the stuff, but I know lots and lots of kids who are and lots of kids who are devastated to find out that they have to give it up when they are diagnosed with a nut […]

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It’s okay to be a Little Bit Selfish


Some of the moms that I work with break my heart. As in, I want to cry listening to them talk they break my heart so much. There have been many times during a session that I just want to give the mom a hug and tell her how damn amazing she is for everything […]

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Why Cook Twice When You Can Cook Once?


Tuna OR Salmon Burgers Ingredients: 3 15 oz cans salmon 2 tsp garlic powder 1 cup pureed pumpkin 2 frozen dill cubes salt and pepper to taste Directions: mix all ingredients together and form into 12 balls spray or coat a pan with oil cook salmon burgers on both sides until golden brown recipe variations: […]

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Do we need New Years Resolutions….


Sometimes I wonder if on New Years the count down is really to the new year or to the “new you” we are all thinking that we are magically going to find on the other side. Year after year we make promises to ourselves that we will eat better, exercise more, stay calm when we […]

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Weaning my baby onto a Vegan Diet


When you work with as many parents as I do, you see people from all walks of life and who maintain a wide variety of speciality diets for any number of reasons. I’ve been asked many a time by a new mom if I felt that it was safe for her to wean her baby […]

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The focus of all Holiday Meals (or any family meal)


When talking about managing children’s weight, addressing picky eating, or promoting healthy relationships with food one of the most notable factors is how frequently children are exposed to family meals. This isn’t factored by what is served at the family meal or if the food is organic, or home cooked, or paleo, or vegan or […]

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