No Cheese, Please

My 4-year-old hates cheese. He’ll happily tell you all about it, enthusiastically sharing his revulsion with anyone who’ll listen. “I don’t eat cheese! It’s soooooo gross!” is his go-to declaration. His preference is pretty unremarkable, considering toddlers aren’t exactly renowned for their omnivorism, but it cuts deep: For the past 17 years, I’ve made my …

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How to Cure the “Yucks”

It’s bad enough to have kids get mouthy about meals at home. But when their beaming Nonna presents them with a pot of stew she’s been cooking all day and they take one look and insult it with a cry of “Yuck!”—well, it makes you want to stow away in the landing gear of the …

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