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11+ years of daycare and I have been asked over and over by parents, "Why will he/she eat at your house, but not at home?" (Holy cooks alot! At around 1,000 meals/snacks per year, that's over 11,000 meals I've served to these crazy monkey's!)
That being said, if there is one thing this mama can do, it's coming up with meals and snacks that little people will eat! Even the pickiest munchkins will sit at my table and chow down!
Yes, getting them to eat has a lot to do with what we serve them, but I'll throw you a little hint, Mama - it has WAY more to do with "how" we serve them. If you want dinner time to go a little smoother, set a routine, have it close to the same time every night, and sit down with your child to eat together. At daycare, we all sit down at the same times, everyday, we all eat the same things...and we DO IT TOGETHER! The munchkins even help prepare the meal, help serve their friends, and clear their places at the table, everyday (yes, at 2 yrs old).
There isn't anything else going on at that time. Everyone is eating.
In case anyone here hasn't caught on to the ways of little people, they are sponges. They mimic EVERYTHING we do (and say) around them! So, if you eat, they eat. Whatever is on your plate, that's what they want. (Great time to show how well mama and daddy play the sharing game, huh?)
Ok...Hint Over! You get the picture, right? If not, let's become friends and chat! :)
Back to my amazing new offer!
So, I was sitting here today and thought, why not put all those years of menu planning and food prep out there for other mama's, dad's, and maybe even some daycare providers, to use? And then my heart started talking (because sometimes I use that too), and it said, "And why not do it for free?" Great idea Jen! You are fabulous, generous and super smart! (Just getting my positive self talk in there for the day! Try it. It works!) ;)
I mean think about it - years of meals, snacks, menus and recipes, all typed up, sent to you, and ready for you to pick and choose through, put on your table and watch your kiddos gobble them up. All while knowing they are balanced, healthy meals/snacks, AND fast and easy to get from kitchen to table. (Because honestly, no daycare provider spends more than 30 minutes preparing a meal.) And did I mention this is all FREE?
Balanced, Fast and Free? This is a no brainer, win/win/win for you mama!
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