If there's one thing most moms can agree on, it's that there are times when coming up meal after meal for the family (assuming you're the main cook for the family) is not just exhausting, it's a huge challenge. It's easy to fall into a rut when you're coming up with ideas on the fly all the time, and if you've ever had a child roll their eyes at you and ask, "Do we have to eat that again?" then you've likely spent some time in that rut yourself.
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Now that December is upon us and the warm days of fall and summer are but a distant memory, I have started to change up what I pack my kids for lunch for school. My kids have about 35 minutes of outdoor play following lunch and when the weather is especially bitter, I like to pack them hot meals to warm them up before heading out into the cold.
In parenting, as in all areas of life, mistakes are unavoidable. We set out with the best intentions, but somewhere along the way, things go awry. Every parent loves their child and wants them to be well nourished. Parents can be thoughtful and well intentioned but sometimes we interfere too much when it comes to feeding our kids. This is especially the case when dealing with a picky eater and sometimes we end up doing more harm then good. This information is intended to help you, not to place blame or make you feel any worse than you already do about your child’s eating habits. Watch out for common mistakes and learn how to implement best practices. It is never too early or too late to create a positive eating experience for the whole family.
When you have food sensitivities or allergies, being able to enjoy a holiday favourite like pumpkin pie with your friends and family is something to really be thankful for. At my family’s table, we avoid gluten and dairy, which is why I created this delicious pumpkin pie recipe that is free of both. With coconut milk in the pie and a tasty maple-nut crust, you won’t feel like you are missing out on anything at all!