• Top Holiday Gifts For Picky Eaters
  • Healthy Holiday Snacks Your Kids Will Love
  • Ending Mealtime Frustration: One Family's Journey In Happy Eating Club
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech – What is it and How Can I Help My Child?
  • End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club
  • Top Holiday Gifts For Picky Eaters
  • Healthy Holiday Snacks Your Kids Will Love
  • Ending Mealtime Frustration: One Family's Journey In Happy Eating Club
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech – What is it and How Can I Help My Child?
  • End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club

Top Holiday Gifts For Picky Eaters

Here are my picks for the Top Holiday Gifts for picky eaters this year!   Let the magic of holiday gift giving help your mealtimes all year long.  Promoting healthy eating is something that should be encouraged in small ways throughout daily routines and across settings and most of all, it should be fun! Rainbow Innovations Today I Ate A Rainbow Kit I absolutely L-O-V-E this toy!  My new friend, Kia, did an amazing job creating a product … [Continue reading...]

Healthy Holiday Snacks Your Kids Will Love

Has your social calendar exploded yet? This time of year, every where you turn is another opportunity to nosh on wonderful, fun and delicious snacks and foods, but I can't help but see the irony in holiday meal planning.  Can you?  We spend so much time planning and preparing large and elaborate meals, but then we sabotage those meals by offering LOTS of snacking on sweets! Here are my favorite, healthy, holiday snack options to counter the … [Continue reading...]

Ending Mealtime Frustration: One Family’s Journey In Happy Eating Club

Happy Eating Club

Today as I prepare the Happy Eating Club House to open tomorrow, I found myself reflecting on a heart-to-heart with a wonderful mom named Teresa, who participated in Happy Eating Club for her oldest son and carries it forward for her youngest.  Teresa and I discussed her experience in the program and where her family is now, in their feeding journey as they consistently utilize the information, strategies and resources she gained in Happy Eating … [Continue reading...]

Childhood Apraxia of Speech – What is it and How Can I Help My Child?

Childhood Apraxia of Speech

Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) falls under the umbrella term “speech sound disorders.” Children with speech sound disorders have difficulty with motor production, perception, and/or phonological representation of sounds. Stress and prosody (speech intonation patterns) are also included in this definition. Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) occurs in about 15% of three-year old children. The hallmark of CAS is inefficient speech praxis … [Continue reading...]

End Mealtime Battles With Happy Eating Club

Happy Eating Club

Today I had the pleasure of connecting with a wonderful mom, Kirsten, who participated in Happy Eating Club last year and still uses what she learned with her family. Kirsten and I discussed her experience in the program and where her family is now, almost a year later, in their feeding journey as they consistently utilize the information, strategies and resources she gained in Happy Eating Club. Happy Eating Club is a flexible 14-day program … [Continue reading...]

Newborn Feeding Work Outs

Cindy Hooks, M.S., CCC-SLP, CLC Did you know that when you snuggle your sweet baby in your arms and offer them a bottle that they are beginning a newborn feeding work out? In order for your baby to meet their nutritional needs, newborns need to be able to do three things during feedings. They need to suck, compress (provide pressure on a nipple) and coordinate their breathing to protect their tiny airways. As you feed your baby, you can … [Continue reading...]