I’ve thought long and hard about what my 3 year old’s love language might be. And I realized that there is one thing he loves no matter what sort of mood he might be in — carbs. Maybe you can relate?! Most toddlers I know are total carboholics. And that’s Read more…
How do you react when your toddler wants more food during a meal or snack?
I know my gut reaction is always a grunt or a sigh (usually not out loud, ha!) because #1, I probably JUST sat down, and the one thing he’s asking for is back in the fridge, or #2, I was secretly hoping he would simply devour all his veggies and say “wow mom, what a delicious and nutritious meal.” (A girl can dream, right?)
So what’s a mom or dad to do when there’s still plenty of other food on the plate, but the wee dictator demands more of something? (more…)
These breakfast menu cards for toddlers and preschoolers totally changed our morning routine- for the better!
Mornings are the most rushed part of the day in our house…is it that way for you too? Getting everyone out of bed, dressed, fed, and out the door on time makes me feel like a superhero. Well, I feel like a superhero after everyone is strapped down into their car seats. That’s when I breathe for the first time since hopping out of bed. During the morning routine, I feel like my three year old is the boss, and I’m just trying to find ways to convince him to put his pants on without losing my temper.
Breakfast can feel chaotic too. We usually deal with one of these scenarios: (more…)
Moms, do you wonder if it’s okay for your toddler to constantly be eating carbs? Are they still getting the nutrition they need?
Do you ever feel like your little one’s meal is only “healthy enough” or “good enough” based on how much protein and veggies they eat?
You may worry about protein if your toddler won’t eat meat or fish. Protein is actually not the main concern for your meat refusing kids. Read to learn how much protein they need, what other nutrients they may be missing out on, and see a list of healthy recipes to serve little ones who don’t like meat. Some of these recipes are GREAT for baby, too.
Toddlers can be a special kind of beast when it comes to eating anything besides carbs. Moms are always wondering if their little one gets enough protein in between all the fruit, cereal, bread, and pasta that they will inhale. The carbs are definitely not bad! But it leaves you wondering whether they are getting the right nutrients. (more…)