Mom guilt is the worst

My mornings generally begin with Food Guilt as I stare into my 5 year old’s empty lunch box. What to prepare and pack? Or better yet, what NOT to. I surely don’t want to risk being perceived as the average, lackluster mom. You know the ones – they send a classic PBJ every single day with some sort of sliced fruit (usually of the apple variety) and ziplock baggie of Goldfish crackers to round it off…

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Overwhelming your kid with too much food?

My kid wasn’t going to sit and slip peas from their skins in defiance like I did. I thought long and hard about what it was that perpetuated this problem and the answer came surprisingly easy: move less, eat less. Smaller person=smaller portion. This seems easy enough to comprehend, but it seems most challenging with our first child because, in my opinion, we’re most used to what we’re used to: serving ourselves…

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Mom picks her battles at mealtime

In our house, there seems to be a continuous battle between ‘meals’ and ‘snacks’. For some reason, my 2 boys (ages 2 and 7) seem to far prefer snacking to sitting down for a healthy, formal, around the dining-room-table-meal. “What kid doesn’t?” you might ask. However, it isn’t about them wanting to eat snack-type foods vs. their foods at meal time. It’s all about the format…

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These are a few of my favorite things…

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One of my favorite aspects of Guiding Stars is when I am standing in the grocery store aisle deciding what to buy; I can look at all the crackers, for example, and compare them all by star value, regardless of brand, manufacturer or price. The other day I wanted to choose more nutritious crackers to have in the pantry at home. I know that some crackers can be made from refined white flour…

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