Research tells us that family play time and eating as a family unit are some the best ways to deepen bonds between parents and children and to foster healthy lifestyles. In today’s busy world, carving out time for sit down meals and playtime can seem like an unattainable luxury.
Since March was National Nutrition Month, Laura and the Active Family Project (a health and wellness initiative) have teamed up to help families take back family playtime and mealtime in MAY. As part of the Active Family Project’s “Play Council,” Laura is happy to share her family playtime, mealtime and food expertise with busy moms.
Meet Our M.O.M Laura Fuentes
For me, it’s a constant struggle to balance my children and their activities, my company, this blog and social media, ongoing projects, recipe development, reading in my spare time, keeping up with the house and laundry… in one word: SuperGlue! Some days, a deep breath is all I can do to keep it together.
I am a mother of three young children. I was born in Spain and raised on homemade food from my grandmother’s kitchen. My Abuela Maruja’s passion for fresh ingredients built the foundation and appreciation for wholesome food. Some of my fondest memories are cooking and baking in Abuela’s kitchen, my grandfather’s fresh eggs, and our daily family dinners.
In grad school, I fell in love with a Southern Man and the rest, as they say, is history. I am a mom of two very picky eaters, a baby who eats everything in sight and a woman who gave up her corporate job for 5 years to raise a family and has returned to work from home. I can be found singing along in the car with the kids, at the park, on Twitter and always drinking a good Café au Lait.
My extensive travel through Spain ignited my love for Tapas, or small plates. This love for fresh food in small bites has helped me create fun, convenient ways to feed my kids good food. My company, MOMables is helping thousands of parents world wide feed their children wholesome fresh food. If you need school lunch ideas for your picky eaters, hop on over and visit the site."
*** PLEASE NOTE: This interview is sponsored by Merck Consumer Care***