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The pain of losing ‘Favorite Parent’ status

This morning when I heard my daughter stirring, I entered her room and gave her a big smile. I cheerfully said, “Good morning!” Rather than smiling and reaching for me, as she always has, she looked over my shoulder. Behind me, her father was starting to get ready for the day. “Dada!,” she exclaimed gleefully, […]

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Tips for Your Picky Eater

Tips and Tricks for Managing Your Picky or Resistant Eater

Picky eaters. We all know them. Maybe you’re even one of them. From an outsider’s perspective it might not seem like a big deal, but when you’re the parent of a picky eater and every meal becomes a battle, it can be exhausting. As the parent of one picky eater and one adventurous eater, I […]

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High Altitude Baking

Healthy, High-Altitude Baking Adjustments for Baby’s First Smash Cake

We recently celebrated my daughter’s first birthday with a casual afternoon affair – close family and friends, with take-out to share from our favorite pizza place. Even though we were keeping things simple, I knew for sure that I wanted a classic, baby-sized smash cake for the birthday girl to sink her teeth (and hands) […]

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