I just started reading The 5 Love Languages of Children and it’s been eye opening! We always talk about love languages in relation to our significant other, but what about our kids?!
I tell you, this parenting game is a hard one. One thing I worry about the most is making sure each of my boys gets the attention they need. But reading this book is reminding that what each of them needs to feel loved can be SO different. And in order to know what they need we have to figure out their primary love language-physical touch, words of affirmation, quality time, gifts, or acts of service? I know what mine is, hehe…now to figure out every one else’s.
My first thought for each of the boys is gifts, duh, lol. But then I think about how Miles (the middle child) loves, loves, loves to cuddle (physical touch) and how much happier he is when he gets our undivided attention doing something with him (quality time).
Add it to your list of books to read mamas. Then go make this incredibly easy White Chocolate Conversation Heart Bark! Candy conversation hearts, white chocolate chips and some fun valentine sprinkles is all you need! Keep it around the house to snack on or package it up and gift it to friends!
Melt white chocolate chips in a double broiler over medium low heat, whisking continuously until melted and smooth.
Pour into the baking pan, spreading out in a smooth layer. Sprinkle with valentine sprinkles and conversation hearts (lay the candy words up and flat). Place in the fridge to chill. Break into pieces and enjoy.
We switched up our morning breakfast routine– KODIAK PANCAKES every single morning–and made these Kodiak Cakes Banana Muffins!! We just started buying the Protein Packed FlapJack & Waffle Mix at Costco a few months ago (i know, soooo late to the party) and my boys seriously eat them at least 4 days out of the week! Now we’ve got these muffins in the mix but they’re also great for packing in a school lunch or snack time!
You guys. For the first time ever last week, I did a little lunch-time meal prep at the beginning of the week. Whyyyyy have I never done that before?
Because most days lunch time rolls around and instead of taking the time to fix myself a decent lunch I just grab a handful of crackers with cheese or eat a protein bar (or stop by Chick-Filet) so I can scoot on my way pick up kids, run errands between Grahams naps, etc.