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Nutrition for mums with young kids

Thursday, May 3, 2018

One thing that I come across time and time again with mums who have young kids is a concern about nutrition. If a child is a fussy eater then nutrition is often one of the biggest concerns for a parent. Regardless of whether a child is fussy or not, a parents nutrition regularly comes as ...

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Fussy Eaters: Does Grandma really know best?

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Raising a child that is a fussy eater can be testing to say the least. It comes with daily challenges and the struggle is real! The dinner table can become a battle ground and it is difficult enough to raise our focus from the meal that is currently in front of us but we have ...

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“No dessert until you finish your dinner!” – Why child psychologists advise against saying this.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

"No dessert until you have eaten your dinner!", I think almost every parent in the land must have uttered these works at some point. It is often used when other forms of encouragement, coercing and the general battle of wills has reached that ‘all in’ stage. Kids don’t even need to be what some would call ...

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A guide to surviving with teenagers at your dinner table

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Teenagers…. We don’t have the pleasure of them living in our home yet but having two young kids it is (hopefully) an unavoidable inevitability! When parents are in that situation, how do we best feed these stroppy lodgers? We want to feed them organic eggs with avocado, smoked salmon and kale for breakfast… they want ...

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He eats eggs! It’s a miracle! A change in fussy eating……. and it was none of our doing.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Eggs are a big thing in our house. Eggs are our breakfast of champions. That was apart from our four year old, he wouldn’t touch them. We had tried everything. We had negotiated, we had asked nicely, we had got frustrated and asked not so nicely. We had explained the health benefits of all that ...

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Find it hard to be healthy?

Saturday, June 11, 2016

I find it hard to be healthy. It is little consolation but deep down inside I know that it is not my fault. I believe that it has never been harder to get fit or to stay fit. We are all ‘busy’. It is a common answer to the broad question of “how are you?”…. ...

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