One thing all new moms have in common is the desire to lose weight. But when you're consumed with motherhood and restricted from dieting due to breastfeeding the challenge is often hard. My goal is to help moms eat a healthful diet while feeding their new baby. As your baby eats new foods, so will you. You are their model for healthy eating. The good news is that when you eat healthy, so do they. When they eat healthy, so do you! You need to model healthy eating behavior day in and day out. It's not enough to say that they should do so. They should see you eat your fruits, vegetables and wholesome foods. Most of all, they should see you eat. It is not uncommon that the moms with picky eaters are also the moms who are always on diets.
Most parents feed kids foods that they normally eat. You are exposing your children to a limited world of eating. Instead, bring new types of foods into the house for everyone to enjoy.
Where does the time go? Summer is over and it's back to school, back to work for many of you. If you haven't figured it out yet, time is not a renewable source. Once it's used up, you don't get it back. That's why every minute you live is so precious. How often is your to-do list just running off the page? Let's face it, you will never get everything done. Our society has managed to fill every nook and cranny of time, especially with new technology that allows emailing and texting. Knowing that time is slipping away, don't you think you should use it wisely?
Make a list of the things that are most important to you. Chances are it includes motherhood, your spouse and hopefully YOU. Once you know what's really important, re-prioritize that to-do list. If you can't get everything done, at least spend time on the things that matter. Years from now, you won't remember which days you made your bed, but you will remember which days you sat on the floor and played peek a boo with your baby. Now that's what matters!
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