After you watch the video “12 Problems Dining Out with Kids” below, you might think— OH MY GOD! Mazzy and Harlow are such magnificent actors! How did you ever get them to do exactly what you wanted them to do??!!!

But you see, they are not actors at all. This is how they act EVERY TIME we take them out to a restaurant…and even sometimes at home. This video is the result of knowing Mazzy is never ever going to sit still at a table and Harlow is never going to let a piece of asparagus enter her mouth and that both kids will act like wild animals in the presence of a basket of bread.

When Similac partnered with me to create a video about their new Go & Grow Mix-ins, a product which helps toddlers eat a more balanced meal even when they won’t touch most of their food, I wrote a script specifically tailored to my carb loving monsters.

I bet a lot of you have carb loving monsters who won’t sit still in restaurants (or at home) too.

Hope you enjoy!

I actually think this list could have been a lot longer— let me know what problems I left out in the comments below!

A huge thanks to Similac for partnering with me on this video and helping me pull off my biggest production yet.

Go & Grow Mix-ins is a flavorless powder that comes in small to-go packets. They can be stirred into foods like pasta, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, rice, applesauce and pancake batter to give an extra boost of protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals and DHA (which helps promote brain, eye, and overall growth development.) Mix-Ins isn’t a replacement for healthy eating, but it’s a huge help on the days your toddler is being extra picky. And it’s also GMO and gluten free!

Mix-Ins is available at all major retailers. Check out for free samples (while supplies last), store locators and more information about how Mix-Ins helps your child maintain balanced nutrition.

Stay tuned for our next video and don’t forget to subscribe to the Mommy Shorts YouTube channel for a first look!


This post was sponsored by Similac but all picky eating children are my own.