When I was doing it I wasn't feeling hungry so I kept forgetting to make meals for my daughter. She always reminded me when she got hungry enough, but I felt guilty that I kept forgetting her. Other than that, I didn't find it any more difficult to do it with her around. If my hubby was around (he's on deployment in the Gulf right now) that would be a different story. First of all, he would think I was nuts for fasting and secondly there's our ritual of having dinner together every night. He gets out of sorts if he has to fend for himself.