How to have stress-free family meals with toddlers

How to have stress-free family meals with toddlers

  Because no one wants to fight at the dinner table   Sharing responsibilities between adults and kids is key!   Are you dreading family meals? Nothing is more irritating than kids having a tantrum at the dinner table…even worse when it’s at the restaurant!   Are you...
5 food rules to drop in order to have more relaxed family meals

5 food rules to drop in order to have more relaxed family meals

Feeding kids is demanding.   3 times a day. Add snack times. It is almost a full time job.   Too many food rules … or the wrong food rules?   Not only you have to plan, prep and cook, but once seated at the table, you job is not quite done!   Between keeping the...
Snack time: 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to eating snacks

Snack time: 4 mistakes to avoid when it comes to eating snacks

We have recently wrote a post on snacks for parents on-the-go for the Maternal Sidekick.   Following that, here are the 4 most common mistake concerning snacking!   Snacks mistake #1: Packing a lunch that contains no snacks   Packing a lunch is a must for parents who...
Online grocery shopping: it is worth it and how much does it cost?

Online grocery shopping: it is worth it and how much does it cost?

Online grocery shopping: is it worth it? No matter how much we think our family’s meal planning is optimized, there is always room for improvement. Earlier this year we published Maude and Marie’s strategies for meal planning and weekly menus. Whether your shopping...
How to find the best registered dietitian for you and your family

How to find the best registered dietitian for you and your family

Finding the Best Registered Dietitian For YOU   Did you say nutrition?   Whether you keep up-to-date with current nutrition trends (Paleo anyone? Keto?) or have wandered into parts unknown to learn more about a nutrition-related topic (how to deal with picky eaters),...
5 ways to raise a happy eater

5 ways to raise a happy eater

How to ensure your kids love to eat   Encouraging kids to develop a healthy relationship to food It’s dinner time. Yay or nay? Raising kids can be challenging, and raising kids who love to eat can be even more challenging!   Do you worry your child eats too much or...
Responsive feeding: is my child still hungry?

Responsive feeding: is my child still hungry?

How to adopt responsive feeding with your child?   It’s conference season: Maude was at the Canadian Nutrition Society   Maude attended the 2018 Annual conference of the Canadian Nutrition Society a couple of weeks ago in Halifax, Canada.   In the world of...
Family rules for a pleasant dinner time with toddlers

Family rules for a pleasant dinner time with toddlers

It’s time for family rules   Is there drama at your dinner table? Family meals can be a drag. Everyone is tired at the end of a long day. Parents don’t always align on what is a “suitable” dinner, from the meal to the behaviour of each family members. Kids don’t...
Cooking with the kids: Skills and tasks per age group

Cooking with the kids: Skills and tasks per age group

Cooking with the kids: Why even bother teaching them?   Getting your kids involved in the kitchen early on improve their skills, their confidence, they knowledge, and ultimately it makes them independent as they grow up!   Because someone’s gotta cook   In addition to...
Kitchen boss! How to cook with the kids

Kitchen boss! How to cook with the kids

Looking for ideas how to cook with your family? You wonder how to get your kids confident in the kitchen? We encourage you to get them to explore and try,  even when it is a recipe slightly more complicated than usual. How to get better at cooking: Marie’s personal...
The social norm of thinness, or why no one wants to be fat.

The social norm of thinness, or why no one wants to be fat.

What are you willing to do to keep your family from becoming fat?   Anything to be thin! I want to be thin. You want to be thin. He wants to be thin. She wants to be thin. We want to be thin. They want to be thin. Doesn’t it feel like everybody wants to be thin, and...
Father, Father, what role can you play?

Father, Father, what role can you play?

Fathers have the power to lead their children on the path of a healthy lifestyle!   It’s not just about the mother! Fathers are such pillars in families. Kids look up to them… after all, they are often their first superhero! For that reason, we could intuitively...
What our weekly menus look like (for real)

What our weekly menus look like (for real)

How we meal planned in our respective home Here is the last post of a series on how to meal plan wisely, so you save time and money, and enjoy time spent in the kitchen. Be kind to yourself as you embark on this meal planning adventure – as with anything, change...
Marie’s strategy to meal planning like a chef

Marie’s strategy to meal planning like a chef

Say goodbye to stress in the kitchen! Here is a series on how to meal plan wisely, so you save time and money, and enjoy time spent in the kitchen. Be kind to yourself as you embark on this meal planning adventure – as with anything, change requires efforts. It will...
Work smart, not hard in your kitchen!

Work smart, not hard in your kitchen!

Be efficient with your meal planning Here is a series on how to meal plan wisely, so you save time and money, and enjoy time spent in the kitchen. Be kind to yourself as you embark on this meal planning adventure – as with anything, change requires efforts. It...
My child is fat, help!

My child is fat, help!

What to do (and avoid) if you feel that your child may be too fat.   First, do not panic! We understand you to be completely lost, the headlines and even the public health experts repeat it none stop – Obesity is the great evil of the century. Obesity is on...
Healthy plate: adopt it and your family will like it

Healthy plate: adopt it and your family will like it

Let the healthy plate be the foundation for balanced family meals   Wanting to change your health habits?   Big changes? Grand gestures? Over-the-top goals? … nope.   If you are looking to adopt one new healthy habits, we urge you to take this one. Do it as a family....