Babies to Teens and EVERYTHING in between

Becoming a parent can be one of the most exciting to nerve wracking adventures out there! But one thing for sure that we all have in common is we want the best for our pride and joy. From conception we start by saying “Oh my child will never do that.” We look for the best in everything we do with them. The best foods, the cutest/coolest clothes, shoes, and accessories, the best schools, the best educational gadgets, the best activities to be engaged in, and the list goes on. But then that day comes when they have opinions of their own and life gets more difficult and challenging. Many times as parents we are pulling our hair out, trying to figure it out. Throughout this adventure we think back to the times and remember what we were doing at that age and try to get to their level. And if it’s happens to be before our time of recollection we frantically look for words of advice and wisdom. Does this sound familiar? I personally can relate to all of this, and no matter what age – whether they feel like your killing them or you feel like they are going to be the death of your nerves, yes this too will pass!

As a mom of 3 boys, life has had many challenging times, and I do mean –> MANY!! I would take a kicking screaming toddler on the floor wanting a cookie and not their ‘healthy/nutritious lunch’ and having a fit, over trying to get a teen to see your side of why eating healthy and our definition of “right” is not eating a whole bag of chips for lunch and why it is important. Most of the time at the age of 2 they don’t know they have many options versus the tween to teen years. You can stress “it’s good for you,” “your body requires the proper nutrition,” “your body is growing and developing,” and once again the list goes on and on…

As a parents we are constantly looking for new healthy ideas that are successful. Keeping our kids healthy is our job. And convincing our children that these ideas are cool (and right, because you know how uncool and wrong we always are), is even more challenging. If it’s school lunch, sex ed, education of street drugs and the importance of why they are bad, head lice, other children’s unacceptable/unhealthy behavior, bodily changes, new and exciting food recipes, balance of lifestyle, stress management, school exams to college entrance exams, rashes, bugs and viruses, you bet we are going to encounter it on our mission of raising our strong educated successful adults. That’s what we are aiming for, RIGHTTT? And of course some of us have that difficult child and need all the help we can get. Yep that’s me too! So open up your minds, ideas, hearts, and lets come together and share our challenges of health/lifestyle and come up with a collaboration of great ideas!! If you struggle or have found a solution to someone else’s difficult encounter of parenthood, let’s share share share! Because after all a community of heads is much better than one!

Lisa asked me to blog and share healthy/fit tips, recipes, and ideas and I am ecstatic to be able to do so and share ideas with you. Do you have a topic that needs addressed and discussed?? Well what are we waiting for, let’s do it!

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