While divorce is generally a terrible thing to go through, mine is one of the “best-case scenario” variety. My ex and I don’t hate each other’s guts, we can still laugh and have a conversation without wanting to punch each other in the throat but most importantly, we understand that our son is our top priority and we’ll do whatever is necessary to make sure that he is healthy and happy. All that being said, we most definitely do not always agree on what our son should be eating.

All that being said, we most definitely do not always agree on what our son should be eating.

On this front I know I’m not alone. I get messages all the time from clients and friends who are upset about what their children eat when they’re at the “other” parent’s house. They work so hard to ensure their kids are eating well and have a quality diet only to hear that they had McDonald’s and gummy bears for breakfast while with the “other”. It can be super frustrating.

The general idea of eating well is pretty consistent across the board but realistically different families eat different foods. That’s life. The trouble is when eating well is a priority for one house and not the other. Let me be clear here: I’m not saying that one is better than the other, just different. I ain’t tryin’ to start no fights here, know what I’m sayin’?

If this sounds at all familiar to you, this is what I suggest…

 

This is an excerpt from the article Feeding The Spawn | A Tale of Two Houses which originally appeared on The Rebel Mama.