Listener Question | What if my daughter wants an apple but I didn’t offer it

Today I answer a listener question. She asked what to do if her toddler wants something (especially something healthy, like an apple) but mom didn’t have it on the menu. Should you give it to her. Tune in to hear how I answer this.

Doors are OPEN to my Table Talk program right now. They are closing 1/31/21 so don’t miss it! Click here to learn more and join. You deserve peace at the table.

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

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Thanks and until next time mamas!

Struggling with picky eating? You need to hear this

Table Talk is now OPEN 🎉 Click here to learn more and join. Can’t wait to have you!

Today’s episode is straight from the heart from me to you. I hope you enjoy it and I hope it let’s you breathe a little easier and know that you’re not alone. Cheering for you mama, no matter what.

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

How to stop food throwing

Stop the food fight! Tune in to learn all about why our littles throw food and how we can make it STOP.

If you listen and feel like you’re needing help, make sure to get on the waitlist for my Table Talk picky eating program – doors open on January 18th and I want you to be the first to know!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

Serving sizes for toddlers

I’m back!! Happy New Year mama! In today’s episode we chat all things serving sizes for toddlers! How much they actually need and what their intake looks like.

If you listen and feel like you’re needing help, make sure to get on the waitlist for my Table Talk picky eating program – doors open on January 18th and I want you to be the first to know!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

When to worry

Today’s episode is a re-release from the vault. It is my number one most downloaded episode and I know exactly why… It helps mamas determine if they need to get help or if this picky eating phase will be just that, a phase.

If you listen and feel like you’re needing help, make sure to get on the waitlist for my Table Talk picky eating program – doors open on January 18th and I want you to be the first to know!

PS this podcast is taking a quick hiatus so new episodes will resume January 6th. See you then! Have a happy and healthy Christmas and New year!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

LQ: How many times do I have to serve it before they eat it?

Today’s episode is a listener question! This one I get all the time. How many times until they eat it, like it or love it?! Don’t miss this episode it’s so good!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

Advent calendar | Acts of kindness

A year or two ago I decided to swap out our advent daily candy to an act of kindness. I wanted the month leading up to the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus to be filled with gratitude for what we have and daily reminders to find little ways to give.

If you’re interested in what our little acts of kindness read check it out below. We bought this advent calendar and fold up little papers with the ideas written on each day. Each morning we pull that days paper and read the act of kindness. If it’s doable we complete it same day, if it’s not a pull a new one that works for that day and swap it out. Easy peasy. Here are the ideas we use:

  1. cook and drop off dinner or a baked good to a neighbor
  2. Leave a bowl of snacks out for postal/delivery workers
  3. Shovel the neighbors driveway/scrape their car
  4. Reconnect with an old friend
  5. Deliver goodies to police and fire stations
  6. Leave pennies at the pony at the grocery store
  7. Give online to a new (to us) charity
  8. Invite someone to church
  9. Buy someone coffee (in the drive through)
  10. Shop small
  11. Compliment someone’s parenting
  12. Bake cookies and deliver to neighbors
  13. Buy someone’s gas or get a gas card and hand it out
  14. Slip positive notes into library books
  15. Donate to the food bank
  16. Spread love online, likes, comments, shares etc
  17. Do something uncharacteristically kind to yourself
  18. Leave cash in a random mailbox
  19. Send a friend a letter
  20. Return someone’s cart at the grocery store
  21. Tip excessively
  22. Make care kits for the homeless and pass them out
  23. Make a handmade gift
  24. Facetime family

Want some more free ideas? Here’s a quick list: donate clothes/toys to a local shelter, have the kids make a craft and gift it to a local nursing home, give a raving review online to a place or a podcast you love, offer to babysit a friend’s kids for a free date night, pick up trash at the park, fill a shoebox for operation christmas child (you can do this online!), drop off goodies to your local hosptial/nursing stations, organize a food drive on nextdoor and pick them up and drop them off for your neighbors, let an extra car in the merge line, make your spouse’s lunch.

These ideas work best when the kids get involved, showing them being of service to others can be one of the best things we can do. Obviously this year some of these ideas may look different but many can easily be adapted for safety especially taking into consideration your local regulations.

Now more than ever our neighbors need us, we need our neighbors and remember that change happens at home.

Top Tips for Thanksgiving with kids

Today’s episode I chat about how to make Thanksgiving an enjoyable experience!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

Simple ways to increase variety

Today’s episode I chat all about why variety is key and how to increase variety in your little one’s diet!

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!

Choking Hazards

Today’s episode I chat all about choking hazards and it’s not a list of all the foods you need to worry about rather a mindset and some guidelines for how to think about food and some tips for safety!

Click here to grab my favorite online CPR course and use code “ALYSSA20” FOR 20% OFF.

Check out @shannontripp on IG for her CPR highlights/reels

If you’re looking for more content from me, grab my free picky eating guide here or head over to my Instagram account @mama.and.me_RD where I drop almost daily content helping you change the mealtime environment in your home (make sure to watch my stories where I teach and explain in more detail!)

Hope this episode was helpful for you! If it was it would mean so much to me if you left a written review it only takes you a second but helps other mamas just like you!

Also if you liked this episode share it with your friends and family because it really does take a village to raise kids and it helps when your village is all on the same page!

Still want more? Click here to join my email list! I’d love to share more goodies with you and connect with you over email!

Thanks and until next time mamas!