Parents are their children's first teachers. Whatever we do or think is bound to have a strong influence on our children, especially during their early years. I'm frequently amazed by what an observant and fast learner my son is. I've shared with you before that the best parenting advice I've got from my mom is to set a good example for my child. My mom did and still does a terrific job in being an inspiring role model for me. There's so much I've learned from her, from frugal living to self-reliance, from cleaning tips to conservation of energy, from love for fruits and veggies to passion for music and literature... Her influence is reflected in every aspect of my life!
As a mom, I'm constantly working to improve myself so that I could be a better role model for my child. I encourage him to follow my lead to eat healthy food, take good care of his teeth, be polite, share good things with friends, and not to waste food, water, energy or other resources. I'm often amused to see my son being a diligent little "copycat".
In an effort to help arm moms with tools and resources for teaching kids important life lessons, the National Milk Mustache got milk? Campaign recently launched a new interactive section on their Facebook page designed to share information on the importance of role models in a child's life. Fans of the campaign may create their own milk mustache picture, watch a touching video about Moms and send a personalized e-card to someone they love. The page also features recipes that include milk, and easy ways to add more dairy to your family's daily diet.
Our family is filled with milk lovers. Every one of us drink milk on a daily basis, with breakfast or snack, or as a cooking ingredient in appetizer, soup, and dessert. Yogurt is my son's favorite snack. He takes at least one cup a day. He's happy to know that milk is not only delicious, but also helps him grow taller and stronger.
Be sure to visit and "like" Milk Mustache Campaign on Facebook if you're on the lookout for simple ideas to incorporate milk into your family's diet or role modeling advice.
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the National Milk Mustache got milk? Campaign and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.