Here's an audio clip so you can listen to the Mom Tip while you scrub grime off the countertop.
Hi, I’m Regan Barnes from Momivate, and this is your two-minute Mom Tip empowering you to elevate your mothering experience.
Stealthy Eating... if you were a kid, wouldn't this sound intriguing?!
Well, that's my goal... intrigue my kids into better behavior. I've tried nagging. Doesn't work.
So any guesses on what Stealthy Eating might be?!
This concept was inspired by The Mary Poppins Mentality -- "Snap! The Job's a Game!" -- as well as the fact that some of my kiddos are old enough to help themselves in the kitchen.
When their tummies have the teensiest bit of space open up, they ask themselves, "Why wait for Mom? I can reach the graham crackers and milk by myself!"
Fellow mothers, have you ever cleaned up graham cracker crumbs soaked in milk that got spilled on the counter and then dried? If anyone wants to develop an adhesive to compete against Elmer’s Glue, start here!
And so, I approached my children with this message:
Children, (with the Mission Impossible theme song playing in the background), your mission, and you need to accept it so Mom won't self-destruct, is to CLEAN UP AFTER YOUR SNACK! If you can reach the graham crackers and milk, you can also reach the sink and the washcloth!
Stealthy Eating is: “Eating so that Mom can't tell you were ever in the kitchen!” Yes, you CAN do it! Just like the Stealth Bombers that fly in the sky unnoticed!
Moms, try teaching your children Stealthy Eating skills… then share if this practice elevates your mothering!
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