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Comfort Food

The podcast about the joys (and meltdowns!) of feeding our families and ourselves.

Every week we examine how diet culture, body image issues and our own hectic lives get in the way of putting a dinner on the table that we can all feel good about. And we offer practical, road-tested tips to help you make peace with your own eating (or your kid's picky eating!) and find more joy in your family's food life.

Hosted by best friends and writers Amy Palanjian (creator of the popular blog Yummy Toddler Food) and Virginia Sole-Smith (author of The Eating Instinct).

May 9, 2019

In a lot of kitchens, dads need to be doing more to even out the mental load and division of emotional labor. Period. The end.'s also true that moms make the project of feeding our families harder than it needs to be when we buy into too many unrealistic cultural expectations about meal planning, meal prepping, what we should be eating and how much work we need to put into making those meals. This week we're examining some times when we've fallen into the expectations trap and offering specific strategies for digging yourself out — by doing less, and enabling your partner to do more. 

Plus: Jennifer Berry of the Tube To Table Podcast offers a surprising take on kids using screens in restaurants! (Check out Virginia's episode on Jeni's podcast here.) 

Tell us how you're struggling with expectations around family meals by emailing or finding us on social media: @v_solesmith & @yummytoddlerfood. And don't forget to visit our show notes at for links to everything discussed in this episode.