Eating with kids

Tacoma With Kids: The Perfect Lunch

Hot Dogs from Hot Rod Dog

I paid for our meals and museum admissions on this trip, and as always, all opinions are my own. Whenever I do accept a complimentary product or service, I will always let you know.

Those of you who follow me on Twitter got to watch the live-action details of my ...

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Photo Friday: Lunch at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon

Lunch at L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Paris

Does this look like the kind of meal you normally eat in a family restaurant? One of our favorite ways to make jet lag with an infant work for us is to take advantage of the extra long naps on the first few days by eating a multi-course meal.

One ...

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Photo Friday: Freezer Shop in Paris

Picard "freezer shop" in Paris

When I think of food in Paris, my mind goes to markets filled with fresh fruit or bakeries packed with pastry that is as beautiful as it is delicious. The reality, though, is that most people don't eat the best of Paris every day. Freezer shops, like this one ...

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Photo Friday: Kid Friendly Sushi Bar

Baby at Nishino Sushi Bar in Seattle

Nishino, one of our favorite neighborhood restaurants here in Seattle is also a great place for eating out with kids. I also think it's a great example of how you can enjoy interesting food even with kids in tow.

In this picture, E is too young to eat solids ...

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Photo Friday: Home Food in Rome

Typical Roman desserts served as part of a "Home Food" meal

One of my favorite food memories in Rome was our visit to a real Roman home for dinner, arranged through Rome's Home Food organization. The host and hostess welcomed us, and six other guests, into their family home for a dinner made up of typical food that would be ...

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Phoenix With Kids Day 5: Desert Botanical Garden and McCormick Stillman Railroad Park

Cactus at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

This is a much delayed post about my trip to Arizona back in December. To read more about Arizona, see related links at the bottom of this post.

We started the day today with a visit to the Desert Botanical Garden, a showcase for the wide variety of plants that ...

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Photo Friday: Prosciutto Baby Food

By the time we were in Rome with E, he was mostly eating table food, but I bought the occasional jar of baby food to feed him when we were on-the-go. I always enjoyed looking at the different choices on available to Italian babies, of course Prosciutto would be among ...

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What are Your Favorite Airplane Snacks?

It's no secret that airline food isn't particularly kid friendly, and lately most flights don't include any food at all, leaving parents to bring along their own snacks and meals for their hungry kids. Recently The Perrin Post asked parents for their favorite travel snacks and there ...

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Banned From Flying: My Son's Favorite Lunch

On Monday I will publish an article about how to travel with a child who has severe allergies. If you (like me) have children without allergies, you'll probably think "don't care" and skip right past it. And that's fine, because you don't need to think about ...

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Reader Questions: Picky Eating on a Trip to Paris with Kids

Gudrun, an engineer at wrote in to ask about dining out in Paris with kids:

You have a nice list of restaurants in Paris, including a couple non-chain, classic French restaurants. I would love to take my kids to a French bistro, but I worry a little about ...

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