Picky Eating Parent

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Might you be the reason you kid is a picky eater? Think about it, let me know. | TheMamaDen.com

You ever wonder why your kids only want to eat the same five meals? Well yes, because your kid is a picky eater but are you a picky eating paretn? Hmmm…Let’s discuss for a moment.

I know plenty of parents have an expansive palate and their kids just don’t because toddlers are so toddlerish. But let’s look at a different angle. My mom only eats about four vegetables so growing up my brother and I ate four vegetables and they were always prepared the exact same way. When I was 14 I worked in a soul food restaurant and began eating all kinds of stuff. My mom would be so grossed out. I would come home with meatloaf, stewed tomatoes, bread pudding, rice pudding, squash, spinach and plenty more. She would never touch my food.

A few years later I was eating a Marie Callender’s chicken pot pie and realized I loved carrots! I told my mom this revelation and she said “I know, carrots were your favorite food when you were a baby.” Wait what?! You knew I loved carrots and you never fed them to me?! She said “No, I hate carrots, I’m not eating them and wouldn’t know how to cook them.” Mind blown! That’s when I realized we only ate the same 5 meals because that’s all she liked! You see where I’m going with this?

When I moved out and bought all my own food my palate expanded so much! After having Camille I was so proud that she would eat her veggies. At one point we hit a roadblock and all she wanted was snack pouches so I made this pasta recipe and she fell back in line.

Bottom line: Just because you don’t like to eat different stuff doesn’t mean your kids don’t either. Check the menu at day care and school to see what they’re eating for lunch. Begin incorporating those things at home. You kid may enjoy lots of different foods but you don’t know because you have a permanent grocery list. I read Camille’s daily report and some days I’m so shocked at what she ate! Now I know I can bring those foods home for her to enjoy.

 

If you’re looking for a way to sneak fruits and veggies into you and the kids’ meals check out this nutrition supplement I’ve fallen in LOVE with!  It’s natural, has 52 super foods and herbs and 34 fruits & veggies. It’s also vegan, soy-free, non-GMO and comes in three flavors including chocolate! B, Camille and I are hooked! I could go on and on! If you want more info click the link or shoot me a message.

Til next time…

Chardae

 

 

 

 

August 18, 2017
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Himalaya Bontanique Herbal Toothpaste

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Are you looking for an herbal toothpaste that tastes good too? Please check out Himalaya Bontanique! It's amazing! Click for a discount code! | TheMamaDen.com

With more and more food documentaries hitting our TV screens, most people are looking to purchase more organic and natural foods. But what about our skin care and oral care products? Did you forget those? I know I did for a while. A few years ago I was in Whole Foods after work for groceries and still needed to make a Target run for toothpaste. I was tired and decided to go with whatever Whole Foods had to offer. I strolled the aisle and found an Himalaya Bontanique Herbal Toothpaste. The flavor was pomegranate & neem and the price was right so I went with it.

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August 6, 2017
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10 Ways to Make Monday Your Well Behaved, Well Mannered Child

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Do you hate Monday? Why? Check out these 10 ways you can make Monday your b***h!

Hey Y’all! So let’s talk Mondays. I know, I know, you hate Monday. But why? Because it’s back to work, school, hectic mornings and rushed dinners? Those are viable reasons but can’t we do something to make Mondays better? I think so.

A few years ago I was having a convo with my cousin about how much she absolutely hated Mondays. I get it but I don’t get it. She went on and on about how the weekend is over and it’s the busiest day at work and she’s so tired when it’s over and blah blah blah. My suggestion: find something positive about Monday and focus on that!

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July 23, 2017
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Healthy Menstrual Cycles

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Does your menstrual cycle get you down? Check out a few tips to make it better. | TheMamaDen.com

Hey Mamas! Let’s talk menstrual cycles for a few. Don’t be shy, we all get one, used to get one or have a daughter that will get one. I’ll go first.

My cycle came late at age 12 or 13. I was the last of all my friends. My cycle was never “normal”. At age 15 or so my Mama took me to the GYN and I was diagnosed with PCOS. I really liked that doc but the older I go I realized she described PCOS all wrong. I was under the impression I would NEVER be able to have kids without surgery or supplements. I was prescribed birth control pills and sent on my way.

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July 21, 2017
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