Make room for the mushrooms!

Make room for the mushrooms!

February 25, 2020

Look, I know you want to avoid a meltdown at teatime. I know it’s easier to just stick a stack of cucumber battons on the side and get the job done. But don’t forget that one of the biggest principles of overcoming fussy eating is to keep exposing the fuss-meisters to their most hated foods. … Read More

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

Don’t survive Christmas, boss it!

December 10, 2019

It’s just about now that I start to feel the festive anxiety rise. I’ve never been particularly organised with gift purchasing and sending – I’m always the one in the Post Office queue sending things off to relatives far and wide on the 22nd December. And don’t get me started on the mess in the … Read More

Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

Ten Ways to Inject New Recipes into the Family Repertoire

November 4, 2019

Even the most exotic dish can become mundane if repeated every other Tuesday ad infinitum. But it’s easily done: kids have a reputation for enjoying the same old familiar favourites. Experience tells you that they’ll kick up a stink if you attempt something new, so it’s hardly surprising that you’ve fallen deep into a rut … Read More

Why I love to talk nonsense at mealtimes

Why I love to talk nonsense at mealtimes

October 14, 2019

Combatting fussy eating with harmonious routines at the dinner table Would you rather sweat cheese or vomit marbles? What’s your favourite dinosaur? Beach or forest? Wellies or Flip flops? What would you change about your school if you were in charge for the day? How do bananas grow? *** Mealtimes can often be the most … Read More

Good habits for feeding your brood

Good habits for feeding your brood

September 24, 2019

Every Monday night as we go to sleep, my husband leans over, gives me a kiss and whispers “Night. Love you. Bins in the morning”. Oh, be still my beating heart, you’re killing me with the romance. Luckily I get it, the bins are a big deal around here, I’m delighted it wasn’t me who … Read More

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

Fussy Eating Meal Prep

May 8, 2019

“LIMES!” she squealed as she thumbed lemon wedges over the top of our dinner. We hadn’t expected that as we walked back in the room last Friday. It was as if she’d done a Little Britain-style leap up onto the table! And to be honest, it was the perfect start to the meal – once … Read More

Chilled meals with Fussy Eaters

Chilled meals with Fussy Eaters

April 3, 2019

My three children are 6, 4 & 3 and I can assure you that there is no shortage of drama at the dinner table, but with the right approach, we’ve found that it can be very short-lived. I have written and continue to write posts about happy vibes at tea time, but the biggest piece … Read More

Happy Meals Out

Happy Meals Out

April 3, 2019

We have a magic bag of things we take out to restaurants. I don’t want to sound like a show off, but we have four sets of grandparents (…divorce…not what I’m showing off about), five sets of siblings, and our combined friendship groups all close enough to see each other over food and drink, so … Read More

Fussy Eating Phases

Fussy Eating Phases

April 3, 2019

There she goes. My little warrior girl, sword in hand. Never looking back. We got rid of the stroller last weekend. I was a huge landmark for us. We’ve had a travel system/stroller in the boot of our car for the last 6.5 years. I can honestly say it’s a relief. Please don’t get me … Read More

Making work and family work

Making work and family work

April 2, 2019

How do you manage your working hours? How does your partner manage it? How do you make family & work work? Man, it’s been so windy this week. The perfect weather for flying a kite. Cue a Mary Poppins singalong… Hilariously, kite flying was not our friend, despite gale force winds! We tried on Sunday. … Read More

A place at the table…

A place at the table…

February 27, 2019

This table… I adore this table so much. It came into our lives Christmas five years ago after peeing on a stick for a second positive. Somehow another baby on the way warranted splashing out on a proper grown-up dining table to replace our knackered old hand-me-down. As a Christmas present to each other, we … Read More

How fussy eating is damaging our relationships

How fussy eating is damaging our relationships

November 6, 2018

Mealtimes are such a trap. I’ve been thinking a lot about fussy eating lately and the way I put my messages across to people about mealtimes. I am a huge believer in family mealtimes. Eating one meal together can really help you connect and communicate with an otherwise rowdy pack of petulant children. There is … Read More