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little hands making apple sauce

Posted by on Oct 17, 2011 in Blog Posts |

It’s fall, and that means apples! Whether you can pick your own, or get them from the store, they are a lovely, versatile fruit. As I mentioned recently, M has taken more of an interest recently in helping with cooking. A great dish where the kids can do most of it is applesauce. I peel and cut apples into 8ths roughly, and then she can slice them and put them into the bowl. She can add a little brown sugar and a touch of water, and then help stir them on the stove with a long-handled...

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Let Grammas feed your kids however they want?

Posted by on Aug 4, 2011 in Blog Posts | 5 comments

Hi! I’m glad to b back from vacation.  I missed you! A post about food and Gramma’s struck my attention-while I was staying with-you guessed it-  M’s Grandmother. The author wants parents to “leave the relatives alone when it comes to feeding your children.” I thought this post was interesting, sweet, but pretty clueless in terms of what happens in many homes. She fondly remembers her days with her idyllic-Gramma, who likely doled out cookies and milk, warm hugs...

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“I can eat whatever I want!” (Maybe I didn’t handle that so well…)

Posted by on Jun 13, 2011 in Blog Posts | 10 comments

Today is the first day of summer camp. I feel like at home I have our feeding under control. I have a kid who eats a great variety, and is a good self-regulator. (She eats based on hunger and fullness cues.) When she eats outside the home, there tends to be lots of interference… Some recent background: We stayed with some friends last week, and I had to stick up for M when the other mom insisted on a “no thank you bite” of the fish they had caught. This mom uses the tactic...

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Are you a “feeder” in times of need?

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in Blog Posts | 12 comments

My impulse in crisis is to feed. Someone sick? Let me bring over some pulled-pork, whole-wheat buns, cut-up fruit and tender green beans simmered in soothing butter and broth… I think my post-C-section semi-starvation makes me jump to food. We were SO not prepared for the complications, and most of all the breast-feeding hell that was every 15-30 minutes attempting to latch a screaming-hungry baby. I literally did not let my husband leave the house (actually the ground floor) for 48...

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saying “grace,” or “centering” before a meal

Posted by on Apr 28, 2011 in Blog Posts | 9 comments

Yesterday morning, while watching Madeline cartoons, I overheard this as the little girls were around the table: “We love our bread, we love our butter, but most of all we love each other.” I love that! I think it will replace M’s standard, “Bon appetite, you may eat!” As often as I can remember to, we try to say a little “grace,” or take a moment before a meal to slow down, take a deep breath or two,  connect and make that transition to meal-time....

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