Do you fall into the trap of choosing things over your kids? I got into the habit of telling my kids “Just a minute” whenever they would ask me to play with them. Stopping what I am doing, even if it is important, shows my child that he is important to me, that he matters more than my to-do list.
One of the things that is so cool about the way kids learn is that picking up languages is so much easier for them than it is for us as adults. By age 3, about 85% of the wiring in kids’ brains is already formed. There’s a neat new app from Kadho called Mochu Pop, that puts that ability to good use. Mochu Pop is a FREE language immersion app designed for babies and toddlers that introduces the most important sounds from 4 different languages.
This blueberry banana smoothie is so simple to make and it really satisfies your sweet tooth without adding any extra sugar. This is my late-night splurge when I’m trying to stay away from the ice-cream. It lets me snack and get a boost of energy before bed (important when you have twins who don’t believe in sleep) and it satisfies my craving for something sweet. This smoothie has no added sugar and it’s packed full of great nutrients from the bananas and blueberries.
Healthy eating habits are so important for kids. The habits kids form while they are young have the potential to stick with them for the rest of their lives so it’s critical that kids start forming good habits early. I’ve tried really hard to be consistent with my kids and teach them to make healthy choices so I was excited when Fuel Up to Play 60 contacted me about sponsoring this post because it’s something that makes such a big difference in so many schools.
Feeling lucky this week? We have some AMAZING giveaway plans in the works but you’ll have to wait just a bit longer before I can share them with you. In the meantime, you can enter some of these great giveaways! This week’s Winning Wednesday is a great way to find some fun giveaways to enter (or promote one of your own).