Dear Moms, Negative Self-talk Has to Stop

Dear Moms,
The negative self-talk has to stop! You have to be confident and happy with yourself for your children to be happy and confident in their own skin. We expect confidence in our children, why do we not expect this of ourselves. It’s time we lead by example, with our actions and with our words. Today I’m calling you to a revolution, this is why.

A few weeks ago, my Mini Thor dropped his bowl of dry Apple Jacks, the bowl bounces a few times on the floor and the cereal scattered across the floor. His normal reaction would be to ask for new cereal and to get his little “scooper” (mini broom and dust pan set) and clean up his mess, but what happened instead was a moment that caused me utter heartbreak. He looked at me and said “I just keep messing things up.”
I lump rose in my throat and my brain quickly flooded with questions, why would he say that?! why would he feel that way?! Why has my spunky kid, who always hears me tell him how great he is feeling like he is messing up?! My mind raced as I told him, “it’s okay, just an accident, no big deal, you didn’t mess anything thing up buddy.”
….then it hit me… Those were my words coming out of his mouth… My heart sunk. I had said that very same sentence about myself when I’d dropped and broken a jar of pasta sauce a few days before. It had been one of those days we all have where nothing seems to go right and I was worn. My actions, my own negative self-talk, that was wearing off on my child. Maybe I hadn’t realized it before, be he had listened to my negative self-talk and now he was applying it to himself, it crushed me. MY lack of confident, MY feeling bad about myself on a tough day, MY actions….now his words. I began to wonder, how many times have I spoken down about myself in front of others, in front of him. That day I decided it was time I made a change. That was it, enough was enough. No more “I’m getting fat,” “I don’t look good today,” no more “I can’t do that,” or “I’m not good enough,” NO MORE It’s time to be an example!

Dear Moms,
The negative self-talk has to stop!
It is time to love yourself. Could you love yourself like you love your children? Just as you are? For your strengths? Seeing your beauty?

I am Kate
I am strong
I am beautiful
I am confident and comfortable in who I am.

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I am a mother filled with love and joy

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I am silly
I love laughter

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I make goofy faces

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I have curves and that’s okay, I am beautiful

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I have freckles and some times rather wild hair and that’s okay, I am beautiful, even in the morning before I get ready

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I am Kate
I am Confident

The negative self-talk is over, the confidence is here, for my own sake, for my child’s sake. I am loving myself.

Dear moms,
You are beautiful.

I challenge you, fellow mothers, fellow women, to find your confidence and end the negative self-talk. Let’s start a revolution for the sake of our children. This is your call to action, be confident so that your children can be confident! Believe in yourself and they will follow your lead!

You are beautiful.
You are strong.
You are capable of greatness.
It’s time as mothers we start believing on these things!!!

Keep making memories,
Kate

(If you make a commitment to stop your negative self-talk and restart your confidence we’d love to hear about it, share it in the comments here or on our Facebook or Twitter!)

Cute Crustless Sammies

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Mini Thor was recently diagnosed with a diary allergy so we have made a few adjustments in the way we eat. We have lots of recipes to share and we are going to get the party started with this fun dairy free idea we just love..Cute Crustless Sammies! It’s a tasty and fuss-free kid favorite whether you have allergies to worry about or not. Kids love fun shaped foods!

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Here’s what you need…
– Whole Wheat Tortillas
– Peanut Butter (or your kiddos favorite nut-butter, like almond butter)
– Cute Cookie Cutters. We used a shark and a fish this time.

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The How-To:
These are quick and easy! Just use the cookie cutter to cut 2 of each shape you are using.

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Spread a thin layer of peanut butter (or other nut butter) on one tortilla and then add the other as the top and you’ve got the cutest little sandwich ever!

Pair with fruits and veggies and you have a tasty dairy-free meal for your little one!

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Mini Thor made quick work of these sammies!

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These sammies are simple to make and will surely bring smiles! Using a wheat tortilla means no crust and no crumbs, plus you’re sneaking in some whole grain, and that means happy kids and happy moms! We hope you try them and love them as much as we do!

Keep making memories,
-Kate