I dunno about you, but no one gave me the parenting manual I DESPERATELY need. This podcast is for all the parents who want real answers to questions like, “why the F won’t my three-year-old eat dinner,” and “can they survive on goldfish crackers alone?” I also bring on guests to learn from and connect with on all the things we go through as parents, so none of us has to feel alone. I’m Kacie Barnes, Registered Dietitian, mom of two, and creator of the popular kids nutrition Instagram account, @mamaknowsnutrition. You can always count on me to keep it real, non-judgmental, and to never take myself too seriously!
61: Staying Positive When Parenting Alone
How do you do it all alone? I chat with Lauren “Lola” Garcia from @whatlolalikes about trying to do it all when you are the primary or only parent at home, and why she found it crucial to ask for help. We talk about what that help can actually look like, and what it feels like to be the parent who shoulders the mental load of all the day to day parenting.
Melissa Wood Health
Didn’t I Just Feed You Podcast
Eat Clean Meal Delivery in Arizona
Flex Pro Meals
Days With Grey - Breakfast Invitations
What Lola Likes Instagram
What Lola Likes TikTok
60: A diabetes diagnosis…what it really means.
There are so many misconceptions about Diabetes, like you just get it if you eat a lot of sugar, or you can’t eat any carbs if you have Diabetes. I talked to Mary Ellen Phipps, who is a Registered Dietitian, mom, and has been living with Type 1 Diabetes since she was 5 years old. She shares what it’s REALLY like to live with diabetes (the ups and the downs), what it’s like for parents when they receive this diagnosis for their child, and she shares the truth about the common misconceptions.
Milk and Honey Nutrition
The Easy Diabetes Cookbook
The Easy Diabetes Desserts Cookbook
59: New food on their plate and they freak?
If you feel like you can’t even attempt to put a new food on your picky eater’s plate because you know they’re going to be upset, you have to listen to this episode. This topic was a listener request and it’s something I hear often from picky eater parents. But I don’t want you to be scared to introduce new foods. Use these tips and you’re going to feel immediately better about dinner time with your picky eater.
Free Picky Eater Starter Guide
Simple Steps to Picky Wins
58: Grandparents won’t feed your kids how you want?
It can be so frustrating when what feels like a simple request is completely ignored! If you’re feeling stuck with grandma or grandpa going overboard on treats when they’re watching your kids, listen to this episode for what you can do to handle the situation (and hopefully get them to listen to you!).
57: When you and your partner disagree on parenting choices [feat. Dr. Cassidy Freitas]
It can feel like you get stuck when you and your partner or co-parent have different approaches or beliefs, especially when it comes to feeding your kids. Dr. Cassidy is a therapist who specializes in marriage and family therapy, and in this episode she provides a framework to use when you need help working through this in your own home. I personally am taking her tips for the next time I need to approach a tricky topic where my husband and I are not seeing eye to eye!
56: What to do when your toddler stops eating meat (and you want them to!)
It’s so frustrating when your little one drops foods they used to love! And for some of you, like me and my oldest kiddo, they drop A LOT of foods in the toddler stage. This episode gives you practical tips on how you can get them eating meat again, and how to introduce it in a way that’s more enticing to picky toddlers!
Check in this recipe for pineapple chicken for an easy way to introduce meat using flavors your toddler is already familiar with.
This is the sous vide mentioned in this episode.
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Wonderful Resource for First Time Mom
As a first time mom (and not a great cook), I was really stressing about my 1-year-old not wanting to eat meats (and waking in the middle of the night with bellyaches from too much fruit since it’s almost all she will eat). So, I searched the Podcasts app for advice… and found Kacie. And so glad I did! The very first episode I listened to eased my fears and explained things in a simple, yet easy-to-understand, way. She gave me hope and more confidence to keep trying different approaches! Definitely glad I found this podcast!
The best toddler feeding resource
I listened to one of these podcasts after being introduced to Mama Knows Nutrition thru the Good Inside community and immediately felt the shift in my mindset about picky eating with my two toddlers. I’ve now listened to most of the episodes and have leveraged all the downloadable resources to make a radical change in the way our entire family approaches mealtime. Thank you so much for sharing the knowledge!