Wife and mom are my two most important titles. I’m a Dietitian by training and like to call myself a Battle Strategist because I firmly believe that we are all warriors! I want us to be empowered warriors with the good energy and health needed to fight our daily battles. We can do this Warrior Moms! We have an important job to do!
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You know, sometimes as a mom; you have some good moments. Some moments where you are like, “hey I’m doing alright!” I had one of those moments when my son, JD was about 5 years old. I have always tried to talk to my kids about nutrition and eating healthy. They were beginning to understand the powerful components in fruits and vegetables. So I was a pretty proud mama and dietitian when I was quizzing JD one day and he remembered that blueberries contained antioxidants!!! I mean! That’s a big word for a little kid! He remembered!! Yay!! It’s a mama win!! We went on to discuss the importance of picking colorful foods and how much nutritional value you get from those colorful, real foods!
So you can imagine one day my dismay as I discovered that my son decided to fix his own breakfast. His choice?? A small bowl filled with green sprinkles! Green sprinkles ya’ll!!!! Lord have mercy! His response to my burning question WHY??? Well you said color is important! All I could do is shake my head!! Can anyone say #mamafail ??
The life of a mom is NOT for the weak hearted. I mean there is so much that we need to teach them to prepare them for life. And honestly, when it comes to nutrition; that just takes a back seat. It just feels overwhelming and complicated. On one hand, we know that it is vitally important for them to be healthy and learn healthy living habits early in life. On the other hand, we don't want to be this extremist mom that makes good nutrition seem like it’s no fun!!!
AHHHHHHH!!!!! Anyone else feel me?? As a Dietitian and Wellness Coach, I feel especially guilty! Lol! So obviously I have thought about this A LOT! Here is my family nutrition plan and what I am focusing on.
And I’m going to embrace the mama fail moments and laugh. Life is too short after all! I’m curious, what are some strategies that you have tried to get your family healthier??