Every morning, when we wake up, I tell our girls we’re going to have a good day. It doesn’t matter if I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before, if I know one of them aren’t feeling well, or I know we have a hectic day ahead of us, I have to say it. I feel like it sets us up automatically to have a better morning and what parent doesn’t want that? We then typically have a ticklefest before getting out of bed. Laughter is the best medicine and the laughter of my children makes me insanely happy. What better way to start your day?
We come downstairs to get our day going by having breakfast. I love turning music on in the morning and dancing as we get started.
Then I hear….
“Milk ..milk… milk… milk… milk.”
That’s all I hear in the morning. Every. Single. Morning. It’s always how we start our breakfast routine and I love that our girl has something nutritious that makes her so happy. We typically have or a smoothie in the morning for breakfast. She loves adding in her own toppings to her oatmeal like blueberries, or as of recently, cashews. I love her creativity and how it shines through in everything she does, especially being in the kitchen. This morning we made pancakes and together we made a whipped topping with DairyPure Milk Brand. I surprised Skibbles with TruMoo chocolate milk which we have for special occasions and the joy in her face was amazing. Neither DairyPure brand milk or TruMoo contain artificial growth hormones* and come from your local dairy farm which makes them the perfect pair for your kids.
Teaching our girls about cooking brings me so much joy. Watching them learn and explore new foods, new experiences, and new tools is one of the most fun things as a parent so far. But what I love even more than that is the joy of bonding over foods with my girls.
Most of us know that food is what really brings people together. It makes people happy. We are in the kitchen together at least once almost every day. Trying new things together, exploring the art of cooking or baking, and in all honesty sometimes it’s just us together washing dishes and singing.
With summer just around the corner, I’m so excited about a tradition we started last year. I would cook smaller meals for dinner, like salads with chicken or egg salad sandwiches and then have picnics. Sometimes we would make smoothies to drink with dinner or sometimes I would take some of our favorite smoothies we make with milk and add extra ice to them to make them more of an ice cream texture. Skibbles, Daddy, and I loved it so much. The bonding around food, like DairyPure brand milk and TruMoo, to start and end our day is such a joy for our family by having the perfect balance of nutritious and delicious. I know by teaching our girls healthy habits that we are teaching them to be strong, fierce, and independent throughout all the choices they make as they grow up.
*No significant difference has been shown between milk derived from cows treated with the artificial growth hormone rbST and non-rbST-treated cows.
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