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My Picky Kid in the news

May 30, 2011

While we were in Whistler this weekend I checked my Twitter account (@MyPickyKid) and discovered that my little ol’ blog was named, “Best Food Blog (under 4) in Richmond, BC”, by the Richmond Review. What a great surprise and truly flattering nod for all my rants and raves. I’m thrilled to receive this acknowledgement and feel very encouraged to keep turning out posts, ideas, recipes, and tips for feeding picky little monkeys like mine.

I think back to when I started this blog just over a year ago and how things have changed: Simone’s widened her palate and taken on new favourites (meat, meat, and more meat), but continues to be completely disgusted and revolted by all things cheese & fruit (ie. she’s still a bit freaky).

What hasn’t changed is my constant worry and concern about her diet. But I’m starting to suspect that this is more about ME than HER. Perhaps I’ll always be a paranoid Italian mamma who thinks her kid doesn’t eat enough, or eat enough of the right stuff? I’ve liberated myself from the massive amounts of anxiety I had in the early stages of our battles (eg. age 15/18 months when she became uber-picky), but my brain is wired to constantly think about how to, a) stuff her full of food, and b) make it as healthy as possible.

Of course, I’m limited in my ideas and creativity: so this is where I thank my friends and family for all the advice and suggestions and help they’ve given me over the years. From Cecile, to Kathy, to Esme, to Nanny, to Grandma, to Michelle…there are just too many of you to name, but know that you’ve all helped me make inroads and claim small victories. Especially when my confidence needed it the most.

And for all the feedback and comments my readers have given me…THANK YOU. It’s funny, you know, after I write a post and click “publish” I always wonder, “will anyone ever read this?” But you do. And you come back. So thank you for that, now and always.

andrea

Quite possibly the biggest mother-daughter slideshow ever: Andrea & Simone…a year in photo review.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise permalink
    May 31, 2011 4:48 am

    Congrats! I’m not surprised – your blog is both helpful and entertaining, so I bet there could be a few moms out there who don’t have quite so picky kids that would spend their time reading this regardless….

    • June 3, 2011 4:58 pm

      Thanks Denise! This blog has been a great outlet for both my frustration and my moments of creativity! And I’m always happy to share and help, or at least bring a smile to your face. Hope all is well with you and your family. xoxo

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