I’m constantly reminded that sponge one and sponge two are ALWAYS watching me. Zoe and Miles absorb everything I do, they absorb everything that everyone does, even their piers which isn’t always such a good thing. Some of my habits are not exactly what I want my children doing so I have to concentrate on being a good role model that they can look up too.
My grandmother was always giving to others. If you gave her a gift more than likely she would find someone that needed it rather than keep it herself. She did Meals on Wheels all the time and showed me the true meaning of giving. It’s because of her that I try to give as much as I can as well. I use my blog as a tool to give to our community, and it helps to teach Miles and Zoe to give too. They see me giving and hopefully they will learn to have a giving heart their entire lives too. I think I’m making some progress because on day Zoe told me, “Mommy, I when I grow up, I want to be a princess blogger”. So she’s got part of it down.
But more than just the giving, I really want to show them how to be strong, independent kind adults. The Milk Mustache Campaign on Facebook understands that moms are central in determining the type of people our children turn out to be as adults. They learn to make nutritious eating decisions, how to treat their friends, and how to make many other complicated decisions just by watching us. The National Milk Mustache Got Milk campaign is now providing the resources and encouragement to help moms stay the course, Be A Role Model. The new interactive Milk Mustache Facebook page features a customizable ePostcard app that allows you to send a personal greeting to someone you know, and a really cute video with some of my bloggy friends. You’ll also find a many great recipes that include milk, so go check it out.
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.