Ways to Enjoy Your Growing Child
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Mott’s®. #WatchMeGrow
As a mother to three children, each day, I am watching my once happy babies grow into happy children. Being a parent has its bitter-sweet moments. It can be stressful, fun, joyous and overwhelming all at the same time. There is not a day that goes by that my kids are not amazing me with new stuff they have learned or accomplished.
Spanning from ages 4 1/2 -10; I get to enjoy so many milestones with each passing day.
Some days I get so caught up in the moment. I forget that my kids are only young for so long. I think it is so easy to do as parents. Life is hard, hectic, and goes by in a blur. That is why I decided to stop and enjoy my growing children lately.
Work can wait, a clean home can wait, and dinner can wait. Take time to enjoy your kids because time is slipping by!
Here are some ways to enjoy your growing child:
Take them to the park– Allowing your kids to get dirty, explore, and have fun is the simplest way to enjoy them in the moment. Parks are free and in nearly every neighborhood across the country. Spend that time electronic free, and let your kids see you smiling back as they swing on that swing, or barrel down the slides.
Let them get dirty– When I was a kid my mom was obsessed with us being clean, and wrinkle free. We could not get dirty, or we would get punished. I don’t know about you, but that is so miserable. I missed out on a lot of quality free play with my parents because my mom had such strange expectations.
Get down to their level– If playing dolls or trucks is something you have not done in decades make today the day to get back on the floor playing. As a kid I yearned for my mom to play dolls with me. She seemingly never had time and that made me sad. As a mom to 3, I try to get down at my kids’ level and enjoy playtime with them.
Feed them nutritious foods- Once I became a parent, I realized just how important it was to feed my children nutritious foods. It is our job to nourish our children so that they can be healthy. After all, we are the role models they need in life to make healthy choices. When it comes to our children’s snacking, brands like Mott’s are one of our top choices.
Mott’s applesauce and juice products can be easily found at Walmart in the juice or applesauce section of the fruit isle. They are available in several different flavors and varieties.
Personally, I love their unsweetened products, and juice pouches.
I always keep some Mott’s Juice Pouches with me when we head to the park or outside. They are convenient for my kids to enjoy. Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce Cups make the perfect lunchbox addition. I also use the large Mott’s Unsweetened Applesauce jar for baking or as a dinner side.
Track their growth- The saying, “kids grow like weeds” couldn’t be any truer! It is crazy to think that my son literally grew 2 1/2 inches in just under a year! He is only 4 and is almost the size of his soon to be 8-year-old sister! By tracking your child’s growth, you are helping them to celebrate a sense of accomplishment. It is also so cool to physically see the height changes every 6 months!
Speaking of growth charts, we just received one from the folks at Mott’s and YOU can too! Mott’s is full of real fruit goodness and is an excellent source of vitamins to help your little ones start strong and grow strong. Mott’s products can help your kids be healthy whether its school lunches, daytime snacks, or family meal time.
Here’s How You Get Your FREE Growth Chart:
- Buy $10 worth of Mott’s juice or sauce at Walmart
- Register for the offer on How You Get Your FREE Growth Chartt
- Upload receipts on Motts.com/Walmart now thru 9/15/2017
The growth chart will be mailed to your home once the receipts have been verified.
As you can see, enjoying your growing child is not hard. By simply taking time to enjoy the little moments in life, you can make lasting memories for your children that they will forever cherish.
Will you be purchasing Mott’s products at Walmart to get your FREE growth chart?
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