As we approach Mother's Day, I can't help thinking about the gifts of motherhood. The gift that consistently stands out for me is the gift we share with our family when we model healthy behaviors.
If we want our kids to eat healthy, we need to eat healthy.
If we want our family to exercise, we need to exercise.
If we want them to stress less, laugh more....you get the picture.
Taking care of you is taking care of them!
Kids will rarely do what we tell them to do. But they do follow what they see.
"It’s not only children who grow. Parents do too. As much as we watch to see what our children do with their lives, they are watching us to see what we do with ours. I can’t tell my children to reach for the sun. All I can do is reach for it, myself." Joyce Maynard
So this month, remind yourself that what you do matters. I invite our moms across the country to share pictures of their kids as they watch their moms live healthy lives. I want to see pictures of your kids with you during your workout or making dinner or eating your veggies! It's not about being perfect. It's about inspiring our kids to grow, be healthy and happy.
Please use the hashtag #TheyAreWatchingYou so we can see all the inspiring moms across the country!