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This week I had the pleasure of getting to know the fabulous Sonya, from Saving Everyday with Sonya K. She features all the diva fashion deals one could possibly want! WOW! Her blog ALWAYS make me WANT to SHOP! Lucky for us, her posts can save you lots $$$
She is also a wife and mom to two kids ages 2 and 6!
Below are the questions Sonya had for me this week!
“My six-year old is also an extremely picky eater with sensory issues too, but my daughter is pretty much open to trying anything. So let’s start with some food related questions since you also have a picky eater with sensory issues and a child with allergies.”
1. Do you continuously work to introduce new foods for your picky eater or do you let your son try new foods with no pressure at his own pace?
We have done both. Really, I think we have tried everything! What we have found to be best, is to provide a few healthy options. i.e. Main dish, fruit, veggies and often one other item. Hayden, the picky eater, must try a bite of everything, but chooses what to eat first, 2nd and so on. If there is something he really doesn’t want, as long as he tries everything, we will excuse him.
2. With a picky eater and a child with allergies is there one meal that you can fix that will satisfy your whole family?
Usually breaded pork chops and chicken are the best options. I just have to coat my younger son’s food with something other that egg, like Dijon mustard!
3. I think a muffin is just a cupcake without frosting. Have you ever fed your kids cake for breakfast? Or some other dessert for breakfast?
hmmm… I don’t think so unless you count donuts or pastries which until I find a egg-free recipe we haven’t had in a long time. Really it hasn’t been much of an issue….they both like dry cereal! I am much more a southern breakfast lover! I would crave biscuits and gravy before cake, any day!
I would say, good. It is really because of Henry’s allergies, more than anything. I have met with dietitians and I spend a lot longer meal planning and reading labels. Being cautious to avoid certain foods has actually benefited us all!
That being said…I probably won’t do a juice fast (for more than one day) EVER AGAIN. I like food way too much! AND I definitely still drink WAY too much coffee!
5. Since finding out your son is allergic to eggs, peas, and peanuts what precautions do you have to take to when eating outside of your home? Or is it easier to just prepare all your meals at home?
Home is definitely easier, but most places can provide allergy information. I have to be cautious with places that serve eggs on the same griddles where they may later cook other foods.
Recently we have attended a couple birthday parties and cake was served. I try to bring or arrange for an alternative dessert. In fact, I don’t think I will have to worry too much until he gets to Pre-K.
It seems like Hayden’s Pre-K class celebrates birthday parties every week. He also brings home “treat bags” filled with candy that may have been “processed at facilities with tree nuts”. Henry’s reactions thus far have been digestive related (and thankfully not of the Anaphylaxis nature) but I am still very cautious and carry an epi-pen. I don’t want to limit other kids, so I will probably have to send him with his own treat bags and special snacks. Luckily, eggs are very easy to substitute and there is the possibly he could outgrow it!
Let’s talk children’s TV programs!
6. I read that you are not a fan of Caliou. What is your favorite show to watch with your kids?
Anything on PBSKids or Disney is ok (besides Caillou). We now call Henry “Henry Hugglemonster”
7. My kids love PBS and have learned a lot from the cartoons on PBS. What is one educational cartoon you love for your kids to watch?
I love SuperWHY! Daniel Tiger and Sid the Science Kid. Both boys enjoy the songs, lessons and I don’t have to worry about the message! Daniel Tiger has been especially helpful with the catchy song lessons “Grown-ups come back” and “You can take a turn, then I get it back!” 🙂
8. Other than Caillou are there any other shows that your kids like to watch that you dislike?
Ugh Nickelodeon. The cartoons are just far too “fart humor” based and the commercials make my kids want EVERYTHING they see. I let them see a few episodes of Rabbids Invasion and then said… no more of that, they are just too young for that channel. IF they are watching any TV, I want it to have a lesson and be appropriate age-wise.
9. Online or In-store shopping?
I would prefer in-store, but since having children mostly on-line. 🙁 I just cannot shop with them.
10. This has been a cold winter for most, what are you most looking forward to about the weather warming up?
LOL! Seriously, vacuuming my car and freeing it from old cheerios debris! Every time, I get in my car I feel the need to clean it! 2nd to that would just to be able to take a nice walk with the boys to the park and just get out of the house!
I enjoyed swapping questions with Sonya! What a lovely lady! Make sure to check out her blog for all the latest fashion deals! See you next week for #AskAwayFriday!