Imagine yourself having coffee, or dinner, with a couple of girlfriends discussing the not-so-fun moments of parenting that make you feel like a sh*tty parent. In today’s humor-filled podcast Laura talks to two TODAY show producers about the need for more humor in the toughest job on the planet: being a parent.
If you have toddlers or young kids who are giving you a hard time when it comes to eating meals, this is one podcast you are not going to want to miss! We talk about some awesome tips for feeding toddlers.
Feeding toddlers can be tough; trust me, I understand. In this podcast I got to talk with Amy Palanjian of Yummy Toddler Food who gave us some tips for feeding toddlers. We specifically focus on the toddler years; you know, when our kids seem to have an opinion of what they will eat and what they’ve decided they like and don’t like. We covered things like what to do when a toddler won’t eat, some good snack options that are not super messy, thoughts of when they don’t eat raw veggies, and more.
Amy Palanjian of Yummy Toddler Food is a writer, editor, and recipe developer who lives with her 3 year old daughter and husband in a small town near Des Moines, Iowa. She is also expecting her second daughter this spring.
Amy started Yummy Toddler Food about a year ago as a place to share feeding tips and recipes with other families with toddlers. When her daughter turned 1, Amy felt like the rules for feeding her changed and she had a hard time finding advice and homemade foods that were appropriate for that age group.
Amy also knew that the shift from having a baby at the table to having at toddler was a big one and that many families were dealing with sudden selectiveness, meal time drama, and general feeding frustration. She tries to provide reassurance and real-world tips on her site and related social media channels.
What to do when our kids don’t want to take “that one bite”
How to make eating veggies more appealing
The best times to introduce a new veggie or a new recipe
Simple tricks to make veggies more convenient
…and additional tips from real moms who have tried it all.
While getting her kids to eat more veggies hasn’t been an easy task, Laura shares the story of when her daughter tried veggies for the first time, how she continues to introduce them to her picky eaters, and what happens when her kids don’t eat them.
Today’s podcast conversation is sponsored by Hidden Valley as part of their #LoveYourVeggies program. The discussion, tips, recommended resources, and opinions are 100% our own.
As a mom of 3, I’ve often wondered how I can be a better parent to my kids. I’m often tired from working more than what’s considered full time, exhausted from the pressure of online social media content creating, developing recipes and cookbooks…and yet, when I come home from a long day I want to be the best mom I can be.
My big desire is to raise children that are confident, have little insecurities about my love for them, and that they become loving and respectful people themselves.
Of course, that’s in the “future” and to get there, I have a long road ahead of me. In today’s show, I speak with Sharon Silver about the difficult world of parenting.
She is an educator, author, speaker, and blogger. She blends her 5 certifications in parenting with research-based early childhood development, introspective empowering philosophies, and 29 years of teaching practical parenting skills to help parents focus on raising kids, not just correcting behavior.
Sharon is the author of two books, Stop Reacting and Start Responding and Why is Yelling My Go-To Tool? and contributor to Parents Ask, Experts Answer. Silver’s books are unique in the parenting world because they include a child’s point of view, a crucial component for success.
As the founder of Proactive Parenting, based in San Francisco CA, Sharon has been an online radio and TV host, a weekly blogger for PopSugar, Circle of Moms and Life 360, a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Fox News, and been interviewed by Parenting magazine, CNN Health, as well as countless radio, newspapers and blogs.