What Are We Supposed to Feed Our Kids When There Are So Many Considerations?

feeding our kids healthy foods

There’s so much consider to when deciding what to feed our kids. We have easy access to processed foods. Practically every day is some sort of Sugar Fest. Us parents grew up eating whatever was served for dinner; being picky was not an option. There weren’t the food allergies there are today. We lived for trick or treating as that was our one chance to get candy. Jell-O was our dessert. Soda came in glass liters and quarts and was for special occasions. We drank water and milk; Gatorade didn’t exist. Maybe, just maybe, we were lucky enough to have … Read more

Getting Kids to Eat Lunch at School

Getting kids to eat lunch

My kids usually ride the bus home, but recently I walked on school grounds to pick them up. I saw a fifth grader, who walks home, stop at the garbage can to empty out his lunch bag before walking out the school gate. He threw away several bags of food. He threw away an entire apple. Then, he opened up a container and pitched what looked like rolled ham or turkey. After he left, I walked up to the garbage can. Right on top, I saw the other foods he threw away. One bag included slices of tangerine or clementines; … Read more

Just for Today, I Will Not Nag My Child

stop nagging

All I do is nag my child.  I do not want to be this kind of mom. My time with my child is precious. And it’s limited, especially during the school year when he is gone for hours, then comes home to activities, homework, and sometimes, chores. My few opportunities to have “quality moments” with my tween are rushed. It starts in the morning when I open his blinds and nudge him awake, sometimes losing patience. Then, I’m hurrying him to make and/or eat his breakfast. Not 10-15 minutes later, I’m rushing him to get dressed, brush his teeth and … Read more

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