Who Else Wants an End to Food Fights and Frustration?
I’m knee-deep in the middle of the #pickykidlife.
I’ve been here for more than 15 years, but every single day these #pickykids of mine move a little further ahead into adventurous eating.
My eldest is truly adventurous now. He’s almost all the way there. My second son…well, let’s just say he still has some distance to travel.
I do what I do to not only survive but also to thrive- to learn how to get through this stage of parenthood with the most happiness possible and to help those other mamas of picky kids out there thrive through this stage as well.
There’s so much joy to be found when we’re not all fighting over food.
Let’s find that joy and put our focus back on the things that make motherhood more wonderful– the giggles, the games, the jokes, the fun.
Let’s face it, no two kids are alike. They are all contrary, unique, wonderful… and infuriating. If we can look back on this time and know we did everything we could to help them grow up into thriving and independent adults, we know we did it the right way.
Let’s not just survive together, let’s thrive together.
Let’s figure out a way to help our kids grow up into all their potential, full of life and energy, full of all the promise of a healthy and successful future. I’m in it with you, and I’m here to help.
The Picky Kid Mom Chronicles
Not a day has gone by in the last few months where my second son tells me, “Mom, the world is a really weird place right now”…and he’s right.
Many years ago, Monday morning coffee was a weekly ritual. A couple of kindergarten mom friends and I would meet up at our local Tim Hortons and “debrief” from the last time we met. I will never forget how many times I would tell them excitedly about the tiny little baby-steps and gigantic milestones my first son had made in the food he ate, and how they happily celebrated with me
This is high praise when coming from a #pickykid. Never mind that you’re probably the ONLY cooker they ever knew! How does your little eater convey how much they love your food? I mean, sometimes your dinners don’t quite meet the mark- they can’t, if your kid is a...