Today I shared through my instagram account a picture of my family where Little L was just one week old. It is so incredible to see how time flies and how she grows and grows. I’ve always heard mothers talking about not wanting to let go but I am just happy to see my little butterfly discover and conquer the world. Even though I like her to grow strong and independent I am very protective about our relationship and her well-being. I am a working mom and the time I have with her is precious so that is why I try to create as many “mami and me” times with her as possible.
Many of those “mami and me” times are spent in the kitchen. I like to cook and have her around so she can get to try the food as we go and help me as she can even if that means I will end up cleaning more than usual. I think the kitchen is a special place, perfect to pass on a message of love, cooperation and care for others. As she is in the toddler phase, she can’t quite yet express her feelings with full sentences, so sometimes it is difficult for me to know if I am effectively passing that message to her. Sometimes I just have to trust that I am doing the right thing and other times my heart just gets reassured and melts as I see that the message is reflected in her actions like in this picture.
Isn’t this the cutest? Little L is caring for her baby doll! She is creating her own “mami and me” time as she shares her snack and that is just priceless.
When I say I am very protective about her well-being, I am not only referring to her emotional well-being but also physical. I am very careful about the foods she eats, so I pay much attention to what we buy for her. One product that I would like to recommend for you to try and that has been a lifesaver lately, is DOLE Fruit Squish’ems. The reason why they are lifesavers is because of how convenient they are as we go out to the pool, the park or spend time in the yard.
Not only the easy-to-use fruit pouches travel well but also each pouch contains a full serving of all-natural fruit, and is only 60 calories. From orchard to pouch, new DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are made with fresh apples only from the USA. They are BPA, GMO (not made with genetically modified or engineered ingredients), and Gluten free. Knowing this is very comforting and as a mom I just love them. Little L clearly enjoys them too, so make sure you give them a try and enjoy them with your little one during your next “mami and me” time.
New DOLE Fruit Squish’ems are available in three yummy flavors, including:
- Apple Mixed Berry
- Apple Strawberry