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5 Tips to getting a Picky Eater to Eat

I believe every one of us has faced a picky eater now and then. If you are a mom you’d know how frustrating it is to make your picky kid eat. I’ve witnessed my nephews. Whenever I see them, their mom is struggling to make them eat and still she is often unsuccessful.

I ended up looking up tips to help the poor lady with getting her kids to eat. I found some tips that actually worked for her kids.

I’d like to share them here today and see if you can get your picky eater to eat better.

Start very small: When trying something new for your kid, don’t offer a large portion.  Start with a small piece like a tiny crumble of cheese, a single pea or a tiny bite of noodle and encourage them to try it by telling them they can finish eating it in a second and then have their favorite food.  If your kid eats the new food, increase the portion next time and follow with what they already like to eat.

Be Patient and Stick with it: This may sound easier said than done to many parents, but you’ve probably heard it that a kid has to try something 10 to 15 times before he or she likes it. But the good thing to know is that it gets easier once a kid tastes new food the first time. Some accept the food after six or seven tries.  Don’t rush; give the kid some time so he doesn’t feel pushed, that will reverse the process.

To avoid ruining your meal time for the whole family, it’s better to offer new foods during snack time.

Balance Snacks and Drinks: If your toddler drinks liquids, like juices, water and milk all day, he or she will be full by meal time and most likely won’t eat anything. The best way is to balance the feeding time for kids by offering 3 meals and one to three snacks at somewhat consistent times.

A lot of children who eat more snack foods and drink fluids all day refuse to accept new foods.

Peer Pressure: This is a strategy I heard of often and works for most moms. Invite your child’s friends or favorite cousin, neighbor for lunch and offer them foods you’d like your child to try. When they see their friends eating it, most likely they’d like to try it as well. Kid’s like to do things their friends do. So it works pretty well. That is the reason kids try new foods more at school when they see other classmates eating it, it makes them interested at least to try something they see others doing.

Focus on Flavor and Texture: If kids don’t like something they see, they will be hesitant to try it.  You should focus on the texture of the food. Some kids don’t like to try big pieces or crunchy food. Try different ways with the same food and see if they will it. For example make puree, or smoothie to see if they’d like the flavor of the same food they were avoiding. It’s ok to puree food for a 5 year old picky eater.   Same with the other type, if your kid likes crunchy food, or flavorful, offer them likewise.

Is He Really Picky? It is a possibility your picky eater isn’t as picky as you think. It is known that extreme picky eaters accept only less than 20 foods. They are often sensitive to color, temperature and texture. To find out how many foods your child eats, write them all down and see if it goes over 20. If it is fewer than 20, then you should see a local dietitian.

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20 Beautiful Positive & Inspirational Life Quotes

Feeling down? Every one of us has gone through this situation at some point in our lives. Sometimes it’s difficult to feel positive or cheery.  There are many things that can help cheer you up.

Reading positive quotes is one great way to motivate you towards a happy life. They are mostly short sentences with great positive meaning hidden in them that are fun to read and leave you thinking, how grateful life is.  Below we have gathered some wonderful life quotes that can cheer and motivate you. Don’t forget to comment on your favorite quotes

“Don’t Wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life” -Joyce Meyer

“We are all broken, that’s how the light gets in.” – Ernest Hemingway

“Hey little fighter, soon things will be brighter.”



“Never stop looking up”

“Stars can’t shine without darkness.”

“The quieter you become, the more you can hear”.

“A smile is the best make up a girl  can wear!”- Marilyn Monroe

“Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

“I choose to be happy.”

“You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go, and see what happens.”

 

“the first step to getting what you want is having the courage to get rid of what you don’t.”

“Be careful who you make memories with. Those things can last a lifetime.” -Ugo Eze

Never forget 3 types of people in your life:

1.who helped you in your difficult time

2. who left you in your difficult times

3. Who put you in difficult time

“What screws us up most in life is the picture in our head of how it’s supposed to be.”

“Stress, anxiety, and depression are caused when we are living to please others. – Paulo Coelho

Be strong but not rude. Be kind but not weak. Be humble, but not timid. Be proud but not arrogant.


Enlight her birthday! Send flowers.
Six ethics  of life:

Before you pray- Believe

Before you speak- Listen

Before you spend- Earn

Before you write- Think

Before you Quit- Try

Before you Die- Live

Without rain nothing grows, learn to embrace the storms of your life.

Be your own kind of beautiful.



Don’t compare your life to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon. They shine when it’s their time.

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How to Choose Wedding Anniversary Flowers

Flowers are a perfect gift for many occasions. If you’re not aware of what flowers symbolize, picking out flowers for the right occasion can be challenging.  Flowers can be given at almost any occasion. Some popular occasions to give flowers are birthdays, anniversary, get well, thank you, holidays, date, and wedding.

Red or pink flowers represent love and passion for one another therefore it’s always safe to gift them on anniversaries.  Just like there are specific gifts for each anniversary year; similarly there are specific flowers for each year as well. Today I’m going to focus on wedding anniversary flowers in this post. But you will read about other occasion’s flowers in my future posts as well.
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Carnations – 1st anniversary

First wedding anniversary is a time of celebration. Carnations are traditional flowers used for couple’s first wedding anniversary. These flowers represent young passionate love. Carnations come in a variety of colors, so you can choose the best hue that symbolizes your love.

Cosmos- 2nd anniversary

By second anniversary couples have formed a thorough understanding of each other with more powerful unique love, and that’s exactly what this beautiful flower represents. The astonishing cosmos are perfect flowers for couples celebrating their wonderful two years together.

Sunflower- 3rd Anniversary

Sunflower represents the marriage of three years which is by now strong, passionate and colorful. The strong stalk of the sunflower symbolizes the strong foundation of marriage. Beautiful yellow petals of the sunflower stand for love and passion. Fresh sunflower bouquets look extremely astonishing and are a clear sign of trust that has been developed between the couple after being together for three years.

Geranium- 4th Anniversary

This colorful and vibrant flower for 4th wedding anniversary is called geranium. It symbolizes happiness and positive emotions. Geranium arrangements are perfect for your 4th anniversary when you and your spouse are comfortable with each other’s habits and have a better understanding.

Daisy – 5th Anniversary

The luminous daisies are perfect gift for the 5th wedding anniversary. This simple but beautiful flower represents hope, loyalty and love which the couple has for each other after sharing all sorts of experiences together for 5 years.

Calla Lily- 6th Anniversary

Calla Lily, an elegant flower symbolizes all the wonderful ways the two have grown over the six years of marriage, developed unique love and became even more attractive.

Freesia- 7th Anniversary

The 7th anniversary flower is called freesia. This beautiful flower also has a pleasant fragrance which has long been used in lotions and soaps. The freesia represents all the appreciation and love you hold for your loving partner and the amazing surprises the future holds for you two.

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Lilac- 8th Anniversary

These absolutely stunning flowers are perfect for your eighth wedding anniversary. The white lilac represents first love. So this is the perfect time to remind yourself and your spouse of the day you two met and recall all the beautiful moments and passions you’ve shared together for these long eight years of marriage.

Bird of Paradise- 9th Anniversary

As you can tell by the name, this stunning flower is one of a kind and an amazing choice to celebrate the wonderful nine years of marriage. This flower points towards adventures still to come and all the excitement your love holds.

Daffodil – 10th year anniversary

The magnificent ten years of marriage is an important number to celebrate and the brilliant daffodil flowers are perfect for this occasion.

Roses- 15th Anniversary

Roses are known as passion and romance and it fits perfect to be the flower of 15th wedding anniversary when you have gone through a lot together. You and your spouse deserve this luxury flower by this time so giving red roses to your spouse will show how passionate you are about each other still.

 

Aster- 20th Anniversary

The elegant aster flower is chosen for the 20th wedding anniversary. This star-like flower is known as symbol of love, pateience and fortune.The soft beauty of it’s beaming petals also represents appreciation of the wisdom you’ve gained together in two decades.

Iris- 25th Anniversary

Iris is a royal flower and after 25 years of marriage it is perfect example to show your spouse how even more special they have become to you for spending so many years together. Celebrate your wonderful 25 years with this luxurious bouquet or an arrangement of these royal purple flowers.

Lily-30th Anniversary

By the 30th anniversary you and your spouse have grown and changed a lot but your commitment to each other is still the same. A bouquet of beautiful lily flower is full of surprises. It comes in many colors and shapes. The magnificent lily will make a bold statement that you still have passion for your spouse.

Gladiolas-40th Anniversary

The wonderful forty years of marriage has a charm of its own. This unique relationship has to be celebrated with the most unique and brilliant gladiola flower. These flowers represent the growth of your amazing memories and experiences that have changed your lives in the long forty years together.

Yellow Roses and Violets- 50th Anniversary

Fifty years of marriage is a unique moment of your life.  It should be celebrated the best way possible. As you’ve aged you gained lots of memories experiences and have a special bond together that can never be explained.  The special flowers to celebrate 50th anniversary are yellow roses and violets. Together these two flowers look astonishing just like your couple.   This is the only anniversary that has two different official flowers for celebration. These elegant flower arrangements will make your celebration even more beautiful and full of love and happiness.

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