By Guest Blogger, Virginia Cunningham The science of parenting has reached dizzying heights of understanding, but even in the 21st century we are still butting heads with children who refuse to eat their broccoli. Getting children acclimated to various foods and basic eating etiquette will probably always be one of the most demanding arenas of raising kids, but in the case of special needs children, there may be deeper issues at stake. Here are the major hurdles you may face [...]
This blog is for all the new mommies and daddies out there. My good friend is about to transition her baby twins to solid foods and asked for my advice. So, here is the latest dish on feeding babies their first foods. Well, I remember the excitement as well as the apprehension I felt when starting my little boys on solid foods. I still have their food diaries, as thick as a novel sitting on my bookshelf. While I was [...]
By MDIO’s Feeding Expert and Speech Therapist, Robin Goldberg, MA, CCC-SLP, TSSLD Tips to support your baby as he transitions to solid foods: 1. Make sure your child has adequate head, neck, and trunk control before transitioning to solids. He should be able to hold his head upright and steady for feeding, and should be able to sit up independently for 3-5 seconds. Providing supportive whole-body positioning, with the head and trunk upright and feet firmly grounded on a stable surface, [...]
By Guest Blogger: Rebecca Weiss
Since beginning a fitness program about a year ago, and eating more mindfully, I’ve noticed many changes in myself. And, just recently, I’ve begun to notice something else: People are seeing me again.
Tabbouleh is a classic Middle Eastern salad made with fresh herbs like parsley, mint & tomatoes. Serve this tart salad with a scoop of hummus and warm pita! INGREDIENTS ( Makes 8 servings) 1 cup bulghur wheat 1 1/2 cups boiling water 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (4 lemons) 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 cup minced scallions, white and green parts 1 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 1 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1 [...]
As you know if you read this Mom Dishes It Out blog on a regular basis, I have two sons who are picky eaters. But what you may not know is that my two picky eaters are not only exposed to various foods but various forms of movement as well. As a young child, I remember my mom doing her leg lifts to Jane Fonda on the TV. I also remember a magnet on the refrigerator that read something like: [...]