Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Working Mommy Wednesday




Linking up with awesome mom blogger Julia at Work, Wife, Mom... Life for Working Mommy Wednesday. Today's discussions are:

#1. Being that is was Father's Day, what is your greatest memory about your Dad or about your husband when he became a Dad.

The greatest memory of my dad is when he would pick me up at the airport and drop me off. He always had this huge smile on his face like I was the most important person in the world. He'd give me a big hug that I thought would never end. I would then take him to the Starbucks counter and buy us all latte's because I was in college and worked at coffee shops so I knew alot about coffee and liked to treat my family. It was so much fun. These memories come back every time I fly home.

When my husband first became a dad, my greatest memory is watching this big 6'1" guy holding this tiny defiant little girl so carefully - even when she'd through the biggest fits!

#2. How will/do you teach your kids about being healthy?
We will teach by example. We provide healthy food options - fruits and veggies at every meal. We don't eat junk food so it's not available for the kids to eat and we work out every day so it's becoming part of their lives.

On weekends we try to plan outdoor events to keep them active. I think kids learn healthy living by watching their parents. I know growing up my parents didn't have very many junk food options in the house. We were allowed a bag of chips on Saturday with hamburgers but that was it! My mom made all baking items - cakes, pies, cookies, etc. so they didn't have any preservatives that you find in store bought stuff so now I hate store bought desserts! I think you are a product of what your parents put in front of you so I plan to do the same with my kids.

A good example is last night I made super muffins for my 10 month old. They have carrots, apples, raisins, oatmeal, wheat flour, flax seed flour and the basics for constructing a muffin. Lately he's decided he only wants to feed himself and has rejected all spoons! So we had to be creative because sometimes steaming food is boring for the baby. You should see him tear into these muffins! If you are interested the recipe can be found here.

Have a great Wednesday!

1 comment:

Brianna said...

I think modeling healthy eating and exercise habits are a great way to teach your children about healthy living, even if it is easier said that done sometimes. Those muffins sound great, I'll have to try them out with my boys!