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10 Teaching Moments from a Pregnancy Craving

By michellehorton |

When I was pregnant, I thought I didn’t have any pregnancy cravings. Yet looking back, I can definitely see some cravings and aversions that I overlooked (or just flat-out denied). I always wanted eggs and juice in the morning, and I could have lived on cupcakes and cheeseburgers in those last two month. (As for aversions, I still can’t eat mushrooms, raw sushi or tomatoes — all foods I loved before getting pregnant.)

Of course I tried to avoid the unhealthy cravings as much as I could.

Yet when I was baking with Noah last week, I realized that there are so many lessons to teach an older child while giving into your sweet tooth. And now that I have Noah, I can look at my pregnancy cravings as a way to bond and teach.

That’s my justification and I’m sticking to it.

So if you’re having some trouble avoiding the baked goods, here are 10 reasons to start baking (thanks to Pillsbury):

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Cooking with Kids: 10 Easy Lessons

1. Following Directions

I had Noah do as much as he could. Amazing how well toddlers will follow directions with the promise of a treat.

Thanks very much to Pillsbury for sponsoring this post and for providing Pillsbury products for me to have some fun with. Check out more posts in this campaign.

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About michellehorton



Michelle Horton is the founder of Early Mama, an award-winning site that proves young motherhood doesn’t have to define or limit us. When not writing, she’s typically pretending to be a superhero in her 4-year-old son’s imaginative play. Read bio and latest posts → Read Michelle's latest posts →

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0 thoughts on “10 Teaching Moments from a Pregnancy Craving

  1. Liann says:

    Looks like Noah did the baking! Ha :) He looks so grown up with the new haircut!

  2. Debbie Ambrosino says:

    This was so great. It so great to see your little one following directions and practicing all these skills with you. And at the end, making cupcakes with mommy!

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