Mama Loves is a linky party where mamas can share anything that has made your life easier as a mama.
Maybe you've found:
- a toy or book that captivates your child(ren)
- gear you just can't live without
- a recipe your choosy toddler gobbles down
- a parenting book that you've found perspective changing
- an activity that wears your kid(s) out (these lead to good naps, which we all love)
- an outfit that flatters your post-baby body and makes you feel fabulous
- or anything else you're loving--creativity welcome!
To link your post up, click on the linky tool at the bottom, and follow the directions, it's really easy. You can also add this beautiful button to your post. Just grab the code in the box, copy and paste it into your post. Easy.
So, we've been doing this Mama Loves thing for almost two months.
Thank you so much to all of you that have linked up! I've learned about so many great books, toys, gear and other time and money-saving tips. You guys rock!
It just now occurred to me (duh!) that I should maybe highlight some of the awesome stuff you guys are loving.
From now on, I will make a point to showcase a few of your Mama Loves each week.
Today, I will do a little catching up!
You love children's books? We read a whole mess of books around here! If you're in the market, check out there are lots of superb Mama Loves suggestions here:
- Wendy's recommendation of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
- Bea can tell you about two of her boys' favorite books.
- Mandy can tell you why her girls love the book Have You Got My Purr?
- Jennifer can tell you why Hooked on Phonics is awesome--even for toddlers.
- Monique shared just how awesome it is that her daughter loves reading books.
- Affton shared her son's favorite book--a photo album!
I just read an article in Kiwi Magazine that said that children often don't eat enough fish. Not enough fish = not enough Omega-3. Or does it?
Flaxseed is a great source of Omega-3, and is something my girls get almost every day (they love fish too, so sometimes twice a day).
Here's the recipe of our breakfast muffins:
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 olive oil (sometimes I use fancy blood orange-flavored olive oil, but plain will do)
2 tsp vanilla
1 medium carrot peels and grated
1 large apple or pear peeled and grated
(instead of the carrot and apple/pear, you can use a 3/4 to 1 cup of applesauce)
1/2 cup dried cranberries (you can use dried currants, pomegranates, or any other kind of berry)
1/2 cup sweetened coconut
1/2 steel cut oatmeal
3 T brewer's yeast (optional)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1/4 cup flaxseed meal
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
Fill greased muffin trays to the top. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.
I can't wait to see what you're loving!