What If Vegetables Were People? {Book Review}

Would you swoon about a rock-and-roll beetroot? Or bow down to the zucchini king? Play tennis with tomatoes? Or is sipping tea with onions more your thing? Whatever it is you fancy, this whimsical tale about vegetables pretending to be humans is fun to read for the whole family. Kate along with her four children […]

Stress-Free Creative Play with Food

Please welcome Shannon from Oh Creative Day to the Play with Food blog – teacher, mumma, crafter and witty-instagram-comment-maker! I get it. Art and craft activities with kids can be time-consuming and messy. Add food into this mix and it creates the potential for a whole new level of stress and chaos. Today I’m here […]

{Guest Post} Introducing Solids – The First Week

Thanks to Fi from Mumma Morrison for sharing with us her daily diary of how she felt during her first week of starting to feed her little man solids. Fi’s son is known on her blog as Starfish. It’s lovely to remember the first feelings associated with what a big milestone this is in your motherhood […]

Tools to bring to the table to stop tantrums, wriggles and runners

Do you have a child that stays at the dinner table from somewhere between 1 and 1.5 seconds?  Do they wriggle so much that they don’t really even look at their food?  Are they throwing a tantrum about just going to the table? So many parents will often blame the food for their toddler or […]

Review: Dinnerware by The Busy Mums Store

Last Updated: 8 July 2016 I am so happy to have Carmel from The Busy Mum’s Store here to answer some questions for our readers today.  Carmel designed and arranged the manufacture of her own range of educational  dinnerware. Carmel sells her high quality dinnerware at fetes and markets around the Melbourne area (Australia).  I am so impressed with her ability […]

Embrace Mess

It’s really hard to do … but I try … EMBRACE the MESS! Why? The sensory benefits are amazing for your children.  It is the founding principle of  the Play with Food programs.  But rather than me harp on about it, what about we listen to these health professional / researcher advocates for messy eating?? […]

Carrot, Fennel and Apple Soup

I hate to state the obvious but carrot is stupidly versatile!  I can’t think of a cuisine that doesn’t use carrots in one way or another. However, I have to admit to it being one of my least liked vegetables growing up. Now though, I am happy to say that I am on “team carrot”. […]

The Family Meal and a Korean Inspired Pork Recipe

I use the term Family Meal often. The main defining element is that a family meals consists of your child + one other person.   A family meal doesn’t have to include everyone. Some tips for success at family meals: Ensure that children have appropriately set-up eating positions.  They should sit with a 90o angle at […]

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