I am a literacy consultant who focuses on writing workshop. I've been working with K-6 teachers and students since 2009. Prior to that, I was a fourth and fifth-grade teacher in New York City and Rhode Island.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).
I live in Central Pennsylvania with my husband and children. In my free time, I enjoy swimming, doing Pilates, cooking, baking, making ice cream, and reading novels.
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20 thoughts on “We have an eater!”
Yay!!! So glad you found something Ari likes!!!
Us too! He even enjoyed his bath which required me to scrub the orange stain off of his face and neck!
And now you have an eater-adorable image…
Good job Ari!! What will you try next?
Probably butternut squash. Maybe he likes orange (better than green)…
Haha good choice!
Hope you’re starting to feel better, Jennifer!
I have good parts and bad parts of each day. Hoping to have fewer bad parts!
Hurray for eaters!!!
Yay for finding something he likes! Kieran taught us that everything we knew about being a parent from Liam was invalid – ha!
Buying the first bite is brilliant since you didn’t know if he would even swallow it. Now that he like carrots, will you roast and puree?
I will once he starts eating with gusto. 😊
Oh, your post made me miss those days of babyhood! It’s so true that our own kids can be so different from one another. My second is nothing like my first. Keeps us on our toes as parents!
My tiny red-headed niece loved carrots and ate so many we thought she had an orange glow. Hooray for finding a food he likes.
You’re so right, don’t compare! The grand-girls are as different as can be. And so were my kids. Love that he loved the carrots, ew! Not my favorite! You have taken me back about that first bite, though. Those babies don’t know what to do with that “stuff” you’ve put into their mouths.
Comparing is what we do sometimes without even realizing it. There are so many elements involved in tolerating some foods: preparation, texture, visual appeal, taste. Me, I’ll EAT just about anything.
Congrats! I spent months pureeing my own baby food, and turns out my daughter would much prefer to have a the store bought variety. Lesson learned. I hope the next attempt is a success too!
Hooray for Ari! I loved when the kids started to eat food as then Garth could help with the feeding! It’s such a fun time…
Oh man! My little one is only one more th and I’m already trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to avoid the sibling comparisons! I like your use of italics as your thinking here.
My children loved all the roasted and pureed veggies I made them. Now, not so much! I’m glad you found something he likes.