From Birth to Birthday: a One-Year Feeding Guide for Newborns

Feeding a newborn can be challenging. There are a lot of considerations to take into account, and it can be difficult trying to balance your own diet with your child’s. You might be worried if your child is eating too little or too much, and you might have concerns about the baby food that you’re […]

Getting Boys to Eat Healthy Food

Nutritionally speaking, we’ve raised our two boys and one girl exactly the same…but the outcomes have been disturbingly different. Case in point: Halloween. We don’t let our kids have much food coloring. So after they came home from trick-or-treating this year, where do you think we found them? Well, my daughter (always the rule-follower) was […]

Parents Need to Eat Too

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My boys, as I’ve mentioned before, are not adventurous eaters. And you know what? Neither am I. I’ve gotten better as I’ve gotten older: In the old days, I considered yogurt a scary food and refused to eat Chinese or Mexican food because I couldn’t identify every single ingredient. Now, I eat yogurt (mostly vanilla, […]

Is Your Son a Picky Eater?

None of my sons are a gourmand’s dream. Each will hesitate at the sight of new food — and by “hesitate,” I mean “politely (or not-so-politely) refuse to try.” None of them are big fans of mixed foods, like casserole, even if they like all of the individual ingredients. (My boys all like ham, cheese, […]

What Are Your Boys Into?

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Ever notice how certain obsessions come and go? For awhile, Boy #2 was obsessed with dinosaurs. Then he switched to butterflies. (Go figure.) Some days, the Tonka trucks are in style. Other days, they’re not. The latest obsessions at my house are Lincoln logs, sand and water. Let me explain. The Lincoln logs are just, […]

Selling Unhealthy Food to Kids

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Full disclosure: I have two boxes of Scooby Doo-themed Gogurt in my fridge right now. Actually, make that one-and-a-half boxes. The boys hit those pretty hard today. According to a new study, it’s quite possible that my boys chose that yogurt because Scooby Doo was on the box. Knowing my boys, I absolutely concur. They’re […]

Teen Boys Eat A Lot

That’s the conclusion of a scientific study. I know, right? Tell us something we don’ t know! But the study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, could be reassurance for parents and teen boys in this day and age of eating disorders. While we tend to associate eating disorders, dieting and poor body […]

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Parenthood is a full-time job (plus!). Picking up crackers, wiping snotty noses and reading All About Diggers for the 100th time doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for personal pursuits. And many, many parents, caught up in the whirlwind that is parenthood, let themselves go for a period of time. They push their dreams […]

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Building Boys Featured Image

Parenthood is a full-time job (plus!). Picking up crackers, wiping snotty noses and reading All About Diggers for the 100th time doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for personal pursuits. And many, many parents, caught up in the whirlwind that is parenthood, let themselves go for a period of time. They push their dreams […]

Best of the Blogs

Parenthood is a full-time job (plus!). Picking up crackers, wiping snotty noses and reading All About Diggers for the 100th time doesn’t exactly leave a lot of time for personal pursuits. And many, many parents, caught up in the whirlwind that is parenthood, let themselves go for a period of time. They push their dreams […]