Meet Angie Ramirez, of Little Inspiration, as she shares her mealtime moments.
Now that the holidays are approaching, mealtimes are my favorite moments with my little family. The food of my childhood brings back memories with my parents and sisters. Family dinners were the only times when everything else would stop and we would all get along. No fights over who touched my things, who grabbed the TV control or when we needed to clean our rooms. Now having a family of my own, I'm creating new memories with my own kids, hoping when they grow up, they remember and savor these moments we have as a family.
I am a very busy stay-at-home working mom with two kids under 5 and it can be very stressful balancing it all. Blogging has become my life, and sometimes it's hard to balance everything at once; motherhood, work, wife, and housework. Sitting down for dinner or any meal is something we enjoy as a family as all the stresses of life seem to vanish for a moment. Dinnertime is where we enjoy yummy food and where we talk about the ups and downs of our day. It is also the time of day where my little guy learns to eat by himself and try new foods with the help of his big sister. It puts a smile on my face after a long day just to see the two of them partnering together.
Prepping our holiday dinners is what my daughter, Aries, loves the most. I let my kids help with food preparations and it helps me bond with them even more. I love when Aries gets so excited about mixing the bowl or cracking the eggs. Letting the kids help with the dinners makes them feel special, and eager to eat their meals at dinnertime. I'm happy to help them make their own memories as I did when I was a child with my mom.
We treasure every dinnertime as a family as much as possible because life is short and time flies. Hidden Valley reminds us that mealtime should be an important bonding time to celebrate life as a family. Discussing our days can be so rewarding if we just make the time to hear each other’s stories and create memories my kids will remember. How do you savor the moment with your family at mealtimes? Check out this video from the makers of Hidden Valley® Ranch about savoring moments with your own family, because mealtimes should be important. Watch the video here.