Start there. Start by educating yourself about what is grown in your area
are;grown.;We;have;olive;trees,;pome-granates,;limes,;oranges,;peaches,;apri-cots, cherries, and asparagus growing,
literally, in our backyard.
You have something growing near you
too. Maybe it’s beef in abundance. Or
corn. Or maybe your big city has won-derful;farmers’;markets;each;week;where
home, these are the foods that will be
French fries and root beer, you may have
a miniature hunger strike attempt on
your hands. It will be difficult, but as with
Easy ways to introduce new foods to
and tell them they can eat all they want.
What’s the worst that could happen?
They eat them all and are too full for din-ner?;Well,;then,;they;just;ate;a;dinner;of
breakfast and sometimes lunch, while
soda is still served more as a treat than
a mealtime necessity, but the truth is
Given that, the best thing for kids to be
drinking at every meal and all day long is
water. Find some great water bottles and
make them interested in drinking it.
There are cookbooks designed to sneak
good food and try new things.
go out. Very rarely will we ask the kids
of being in a sushi bar would be worth
the meager meal.
I always get a kick out of how enthusias-tic;they;become;when;they’ve;helped;to
could be the exact same thing I served
up yesterday to an unimpressed audience, but because they had a hand in its
If you are interested in having your
a few cookbooks our kids have really
these have been good investments and
•;Pretend;Soup, by Mollie Katzen
•;Salad;People, by Mollie Katzen
•;Honest;Pretzels, by Mollie Katzen
Kendra Fletcher is the homeschooling
mother of eight, aged 20 down to 4. She
has never known what it means to home-school without the presence of preschoolers and loves to encourage other moms
who are beginning their homeschool
journeys with little ones underfoot.
Her homeschooling website and blog can
be found at www.preschoolersandpeace
.com, and her personal author blog can
be found at www.kendrafletcher.com.
get a little guy weaned
and root beer, you
may have a miniature
on your hands.
Start by educating
yourself about what is
grown in your area in
abundance and then