Monthly Archives: July 2014

Empathy. It’s what’s for dinner.

“Why are these olives on my plate?” “Hm. I dunno.” (Smile) “Have you ever eaten an olive?” “No, I don’t think so. Have you?” “No. We should try them at the same time.” “Eh.” “Claire, mommy has never tried an … Continue reading

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Fun, Family, Friends, and Balloons!

  Looking for something different to do with the kids? Check out the QuickChek New Jersey Balloon Festival. Although you may have missed this year’s festival … there is no harm in starting to plan your family fun for next summer! (Just remember, … Continue reading

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Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not?

Dessert… to use as a bribe, or not? During my tenure as a feeding therapist at a leading Children’s Hospital, I really came to believe that all food is created equal. Or, at least, should be presented that way to … Continue reading

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“What will you do with all of your free time?”

“What will you do with all of your time?” A common question when one finds out that a mother will be sending one (or more!) of her children off to school. Really? If you all of a sudden had a few hours … Continue reading

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The ‘No Thank You Bite’

If you’ve been paying attention to my posts and blogs, you know that I like to take a reasonable, middle of the road approach to most everything in life. I don’t like to get worked up about stuff, and I … Continue reading

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