I believe I am a good mother and I do everything I can to make the best life for my girls.
But I have weaknesses and a full stockpile of mommy-guilt. One area where I feel I fall short is in the good old fashioned homemaking talent of growing and preserving your own food. I see beautiful blog posts from friends who show photos of the amazing fruits of their gardens and tell stories of teaching their children to garden and preserve foods.
Well, I have a townhouse with a tiny backyard, a fear of bugs, a disdain for dirt, and so little knowledge of preserving foods that an attempt to do so would be dangerous.
I’ve always assumed I’d just let my failure to introduce my kids to gardening and growing vegetables add another layer to my mommy-guilt.
But, no longer… I have a successful TACKLE to report…
Thanks to a fabulous swag item (retail price $9.99) that I received at a party during BlogHer, my children have officially planted carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce!
Yes, I am thrilled by this adorable little kids gardening teaching tool called Growums®.
My children and I spent about 30 minutes going through this special kids gardening activity and I think it is now one of my favorite teaching activities for children. It was simple and didn’t take too much time which was important for my 3 year old’s attention span, but educational and advanced enough to inspire my 6 year old.
We watched a couple quick videos on the website, followed the simple instructions and had some fantastic conversation about gardens, vegetables and healthy eating.
The girls are excited to watch their little gardens grow and I’m relieved that I can take my mommy-guilt down a small notch. Perhaps this little step into gardening will take us further towards creating a real garden one day.
What about you? Do you garden? Have you taught your kids gardening basics?
Mom Bloggers — what are you tackling this week?
Link up your Tackle it Tuesday post…
Tell us what you’re up to with all your other tackles… housework and otherwise… add your link to your tackle in the Linky below!
We are Tackling Our To-Do Lists Together and making housework bloggable — Each week on Tuesday, we are posting before and after pictures of a project or trouble area that we tackled this week.
Find out more about how Tackle It Tuesday began.
The project can be little or big – whatever you want.
Basically, Tackle It Tuesday is about giving ourselves incentive, deadlines and satisfaction in tackling all our tasks — whether household or otherwise.
If you tackled a project this week, just add a comment and add your link below.
Here is a fun thumbnail linky:
And here is a basic linky if you prefer your linkies the good old fashioned way!
In case you are wondering, this is NOT a sponsored post. I received a sample item worth $9.99 during a party at BlogHer. I sincerely love the product and wanted to share about my experience.