Let me start my series of blogs by saying the following: my friends, family and children can tell you that I am by no means a perfect parent. I feel like I’m failing every day; trying to swim upstream; maintaining my sanity and patience; while loving, with every fiber of my soul, what it is to be a mother of two active boys.
I decided to start this blog because families would come over time and again and the parents would ask me “how do you get your kids to eat that?” Or “My kids would never eat that! How did they get that palate? It’s amazing!” Does that mean my kids eat everything? No. Does that mean we never have power struggles? Certainly not. While I haven’t been asked about my parenting skills, 🙂 I have almost always been asked about food. This happened with enough consistency, that I felt I should answer the questions to a wider audience.
This may speak to you, or it may not. Your child might have sensory issues, in which case you might need a professional to help push past some of that. One size does not fit all. Like our microbiome, solutions are unique, like us. If that is the case, please pick and choose what you like from what I say and throw out what doesn’t work for you. I can promise you that is exactly what I’ve done from a number of world-class physicians, programs, homeopaths, nutritionists, diets, blogs etc. Finicky Fiona is a carefully curated path that has taken me years to whittle down and find what works for us. We are still traveling down this road.
You may be in a space where food is just not a battle that you’re willing to fight at this moment. I get it. I’ve been there. And that’s when I expand to the other fun portions of this blog. Taking care of the earth, eating well, and taking care of yourself have so many layers. I believe that when children do a little bit of each, layer over layer, that they start to appreciate the others. So while the main focus will be food, we will explore other areas as well, like gardening, crafting, canning, ways to take care of our planet and bodies. Thank you for joining me and my family. Let’s have fun. And when it’s not fun, let’s forgive ourselves and take some “me time” (for the record “me time” includes locking yourself in the bathroom with your smart phone).
You will find this jaunt includes a YouTube channel, children’s book, tweets, Instagram, Pinterest and Facebook moments (once I find time to post it all). Find me under Finicky Fiona on all social media.
This is a journey, not a guilt trip. So, if I ever sound preachy, please know that it’s passion and certainly not my intention.
Disclaimer: The information shared in this blog is for general purposes only and is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease or medical conditions. I am not a licensed nutritionist, registered dietician or medical professional.
You should seek the care of your doctor before starting a new exercise routine or before changing other dietary or lifestyle habits. Only you and your doctor can determine what course of action is best for you and your particular needs.