What you feed your family is a personal choice. Our goal at Kitchn is to empower you to make the best choices for you and your family. That's why most of our parenting and family content is about how one person chooses to do what they do and why that works for them.
Here are some of the stories we published on Kitchn this year that helped us be better parents — from learning how to feed our kids, to the tools that helped make parenting easier, to how cooking changed when we became parents (because it's never how you think it's going to be).
On Feeding Your Kids
Some moms swear by carrying bananas in their purse, while other moms feed their kids roasted chickpeas. What works best for you?
- The First Rule of Feeding Kids: Always Bring a Banana
- Let's Stop "Hiding" Vegetables and Embrace Putting Them in Everything
- This Is What I Feed My Baby When He's Sick
- Real Moms on the Snacks Their Kids Actually Eat
On the Tools That Helped Make Parenting Easier
There are a couple tools out there that simply make parenting in the kitchen easier. Writer Sarah Spigelman Richter says her baby carrier has helped her cook more and she finally found a tool that helps her eat out with her toddler.
- My Number-One Tool When Dining Out with Toddlers
- My Favorite Baby Shower Gift Made a Huge Difference in My Cooking
On How Cooking Changed After Becoming a Parent
What you eat, how you cook, and how you shop changes when you become a parent. Maybe you always stock chicken nuggets in the freezer now, or going grocery shopping means you have a little less than 30 minutes to get the job done.
- How Grocery Shopping Changed When I Became a Parent
- The One Thing I Learned About Cooking After I Had a Baby
- How Going Out to Eat Changed After I Had a Baby
- 5 Things I Always Keep in the Freezer Now That I'm a Mom
- The 5 Biggest Mistakes I Made in the Kitchen After Having a Baby
What did you learn about parenting and food this year?