Better than National Donut Day

Better than National Donut Day

Today is National Donut Day.

Picture of donuts

The NBA finals kicked off this week…

NBA Finals Logo

But hold your mule – what’s even more exciting…

June is National Fruit and Vegetables Month! 

Whoop Whoop!!!

 

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010 recommends that Americans make half their plate fruits and vegetables for meals and snacks, as demonstrated by the MyPlate nutrition guide.

In the spirit of the NBA finals.  Think of your plate as the basketball court and the foods you choose for meals and snacks are the players (hang with me here…).

Are fruits and vegetables the MVP, a supporting player in the game, or benchwarmers – rarely if ever in the game?

Given the increase of chronic diseases among all age groups, eating a diet rich in a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is more important than ever.

Need to put more fruit and vegetables in rotation? Do it! Your body will thank you.
Check out helpful tips and resources at http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/

 

 

Making Memories at the Strawberry Farm

Making Memories at the Strawberry Farm

I’ve attended every school trip with our children since our oldest son entered preschool.

That’s alot of trips.

This is not possible for every mom. I get that and thank God and my husband for allowing me to be present.

I GO IN on these trips – fully participating in the activities with the kids. (Sometimes like the kids.) I also make a point to learn something new. Often, the learning is related to the trip subject matter. Other times, I pick up something interesting about the teachers, other parents, or social interactions between the children.

Friday, Baby Girl’s class went to the strawberry farm.

This morning’s group did the last picking of the season at Mrs Heather’s Strawberry Patch in Albany, LA.


Pickings were scarce and the berries that remained on the vine were really ripe or rotten.

We persevered and got really ripe ones.

NJ Strawberries

Folks that ate strawberries straight off the plant said they are super ripe, juicy, and sweet.

They were but not as sweet as the memories.

Baby Girl is 8.

Watching her skip from one area of the farm to another – hearing her squeal as the horse ate corn from her hand – feeling her fingers wrap around mine as she pulled me along to play… fresh on my mind was that these little girl sweet behaviors won’t last.

Time flies.

She’ll mature and while I enjoy the newness of each age and stage of our children’s development – I also miss some of the aspects they outgrow.

Times like these when I step away from the 3, 482 things on my mind and to do list to be in the moment with our kids are precious.

These times create memories.

 

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