MommyMode: After School Snacks

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I hit a parenting milestone: my once squishy, chubby face baby girl is now a 3 year old toddler. Even though she’s still a little body her eating habits have grown and grown each and every year. Between being more active at school (she’s in the big toddler’s room now, Yay!) and random growth spurts her appetite has increased to the size of a grown man. Lately I’ve noticed after school she has started asking for a snack to hold her over until dinner. In the past her post-daycare snack was gummy fruit snacks or crackers. However, incorporating healthier whole foods into my family’s diet has been a recent goal of mine so the junky food had to go. I always want to be the best role model for my daughter and one way I can do that is by making sure she starts learning healthy eating habits early.

 

Snacks

 

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Rainy Day Fun

There is nothing like snuggling up on the couch to read a good book or binge watch Netflix on a rainy day. The relaxing sound of falling water puts me into full blown do-nothing mode, leading to some of the best naps of my life. Too bad my two year old doesn’t feel the same.

 

I have always made it a priority to ensure my daughter spends plenty of time playing and doing hands-on activities while having small periods for watching TV or using her tablet. Rainy days are perfect times to create fun activities to keep your children entertained and make the best out of those little spring showers.

Here are a few of my favorite activities:

Making Trail Mix

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No Mess Finger Painting

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Creating Homemade Playdough

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Contact Paper Window Art

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Make a Fort

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