Of all the parenting issues and challenges I have faced, food and mealtimes are definitely my ongoing hardest.
Day in and day out, mealtimes can be exhausting. Are you feeding your child the right food? The right amount? How can you get them to try something new? They want to play on their iPad at the table. They want dinner on a blue plate but you gave them a green plate. They are snacking the day away and not eating meals.
Phew! The list of issues is endless.
With certain ages and stages, some of these things you can’t change. A 2-year-old is possibly not going to not give up on that blue plate! You must pick your battles.
In this weeks podcast I chat with Simone Emery about how you can evaporate away all that mealtime stress with the family. Plus we talk about the biggest game changer for me.
Who is Simone Emery?
Simone is a mum of two and feeding specialist living in Sydney. She blogs all about happy family mealtimes, especially with fussy eaters over at Play with Food.
She has written “Afternoon Tea: The Next Most Important Meal of the Day” an easy to read eBook tailored for busy parents full of strategies and information about making dinnertime better by starting with afternoon tea. Simone also co-hosts a happy mealtimes eCourse for more in depth coverage on fussy eating, family meals and more with lots of videos, recipes and printables. I completed the course at the beginning of the year and think it is fabulous, I rabbit on about it quite a bit!
Disclaimer: I am an affiliate of Simone’s course and ebooks because I think her work is fantastic. So if you do sign up to her course or purchase an ebook I may receive a commission. I only recommend things that I have or would buy for myself and my family. I actually wrote about my thoughts on the ecourse here, prior to becoming an affiliate.
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