Learning to Love my Juicer

I open my eyes, and I think I must be dreaming. I see the juicer I have wanted for a long time. The little ones and I have been trying to eat healthier and be healthier people in general. I know that store-bought juice isn’t right for you and I know my minis are tired of water. Yes, water is good, but who wants to taste the same thing over and over.

Juicing for the First Time

It was amazing! Tasty, mouth quenching, and healthy is how I’d describe juicing. I feel like I’ve been missing out all my life. Why haven’t I been doing this? Are my children falling in love with drinking things like carrots and fresh ginger? Juicing is perfect! I didn’t know where to start, so I looked up juicing for beginners, and it just opened my eyes. I believe this is the start of the rest of our lives.

Ingredients for our Juice

When we were online, we looked up a couple of recipes, so when we got to the store, we knew kind of what to buy. We usually shop at the natural types of grocers, so the ingredients were mostly organic. We ended up throwing in mandarins, apples, fresh ginger, fresh mint, spring water, and carrots. I should have written down how much, but we were just too excited. It came out amazing. We definitely will be juicing a lot from here on out. I will make sure to take notes so I can post the recipe.

Toddlers and Daycare

Leaving a toddler with strangers can be a very frightening experience. Especially with the horror stories you always hear. My baby will cry when I leave. Are they going to help him cope? Will they be mean to my baby because he’s crying? Allergies, what can I do to protect my child? He likes to eat when he’s hungry, not on a scheduled time. Will he starve? My child is a very picky eater. These are all outstanding concerns to have as a parent.

A Child Needs Independence

When I drop my son off at daycare, he has terrible anxiety. He is a mommy’s boy. He gives me this face like he can’t believe me. Like his whole world is crushed, and life is just horrible. He somehow at two years old accomplished putting a guilt trip on me. Even though I DID NOTHING WRONG. Most of the time, I walk away feeling just as sad as him, if not more. I realized I have anxiety as bad as him, and I need to fix that. What you need to understand is children need to learn independence. Keeping him on your hip is not doing that. So no matter how hard it is to walk away, you would be doing more harm than good by turning around. He needs to learn he’s not always going to have you there. Yes, your child will probably cry. It will be fine, though. There will be times they try to help him through it, and there will be times he will sit there and cry for a few minutes. All of this goes back to learning independence. Crying is ok and perfectly healthy. Like I was saying, he needs to learn to do things on his own. Nobody is going to baby him through life. Not you when he’s a grown man, not his girlfriend, and not his boss.

Picky Eating can be Difficult

Eating time can bring a bunch of questions. Allergies can play a big part in your anxiety. There are so many other things you are potentially concerned about, and now this comes to mind. Well, you can relax because most daycares pay close attention to allergies. Just make sure they know about the allergies and ask about the precautions they take. If you have a picky eater that eats when and what he wants, be happy, daycare can help with that. One thing I learned with my picky eater is trying to get his eating schedule at home to sync with daycare, so it’s a smoother transition. If he doesn’t want to eat, then he will wait until the next feeding. Do not give in. By next feeding, he should be much hungrier and willing to eat more food. As far as the pickiness goes, daycare won’t make ten different meals for all the kids. He definitely will learn to eat different foods as long as you practice at home with him as well. Different texture play, which I will cover in a future blog, is an excellent activity for picky eaters.

Kim Jong-Mom

Oh yes, the joys of MOTHERHOOD! The ups and downs, learning each others individual personalities, watching little people learn everything for the first time, discipline and everything else that comes with it. Motherhood is full of surprises and challenges, it’s not all easy either. There’s no perfect way to parent, you just need to find what works for you and your family. Me personally, I believe in a more old school style with my own spice to it. Im usually a real chill, laid back type of mom. My kids on the other hand changed my Netflix name to Kim Jong-Mom. Things I tolerate as a mom lol.

Mom blowing a kiss while children cuddling close happily