Friday, April 15, 2016

Mommy Rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay


mommy rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay
I've been a mother for over 3 years now and I've learned every stage so far comes with incredible rewards and a certain amount of challenge. It's always interesting to see what each new stage brings. Currently my day is filled with 'rewards' for good behavior and doing what is asked of her. We are trying to positively reinforce everything good that she does.
Here is a run down of a typical day of 'rewards' for our daughter (in addition to lots of positive praise of course):

3:30(ish)am: extra hugs and kisses to go back to sleep after getting up to go potty
6:30am: a bite of my breakfast after she asked nicely with 'please'
7:25am: getting to put her 'lips' (lip balm) on for being a good listener and getting her shoes and coat on the first time
7:40am: extra hugs and kisses when I drop her off a daycare
7:45-4pm: stickers and prizes to reinforce good behavior and hard work with my students
5:00pm: 10 minutes on the ipad if she has a dry day and took a nap at daycare
5:30pm: a piece of candy if she eats all her dinner
6:00pm: a chocolate coin if she goes #2 in the potty
7:30pm: an extra bedtime story when she gets ready for bed nicely

mommy rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

My whole day is filled with giving out rewards and positive praise for others. Most mothers' days are. It's part of the wonderful gift we are given as a mother. Our life is no longer our own, and honestly that is a blessing. Each child is a tiny miracle.

mommy rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

But it can be stressful! I know I feel like there are some days when I am constantly rewarding and helping everyone else and don't have time for myself. For all we do, mothers definitely need a reward! Easy solution? I give myself a reward on some of those tough days. After dinner is done and the kitchen is cleaned, after my lunch is packed for tomorrow, after Claire's and my clothes are laid out, and everything is picked up it's my turn for a reward! My favorite thing is a little dessert and a glass of wine.

mommy rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay

I am a huge fan of white wine and one of my go-to brands is JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay. JaM Cellars uses great winemaking traditions to make easy-to-love, everyday California and Napa Valley wines and its Butter Chardonnay lives up to its name and makes the perfect reward for any mother (or anyone else for that matter)! It melts in your mouth and is made of 100% Chardonnay, grown in sunny California spots with just the right touch of cool from the coast. JaM Cellars cold ferments the grapes to create a rich, creamy texture that complements the juicy, ripe notes of stone fruits and baked lemons. Aging in a proprietary blend of oak adds a long, lovely vanilla finish that leaves you wanting more. Because as we all know, everything’s better with Butter! You can find Butter Chardonnay at your local grocery store with the JaM Cellars WineFinder


mommy rewards with JaM Cellars Butter Chardonnay
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13 comments:

  1. Going to have to check out this wine. Have a great weekend.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  2. I love to try new wines, I need to check this one out. I know exactly what you mean... I feel once the kids are in bed it is ME time and a glass of wine is def. a reward for me working so hard all day!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

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  3. This wine looks like the perfect end to a long day. Thanks for sharing. :)

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  4. This wine sounds delicious! I'll have to give it a try!

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  5. You're right Laura---any person needs some time to appreciate and enjoy themselves without the stresses of the day! Wine is definitely my go to as I've gotten older...and the nice thing is it's not expensive!! jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  6. Dessert and wine definitely feels like a treat, and I totally believe it doing that on tough days. My friends and I call it a funzi. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  7. Everyone deserves a moment to relax, unwind and reflect upon their crazy, busy, demanding, but fulfilling lives.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  8. That looks good!! I think it's ok to have a glass or two after a stressful thing. Wonderful post!

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  9. This is such a touching review, being a mum is amazing but one also needs to take the edge off because of the delicacy of the job of being a mum.
    www.fashionstylemogul.com

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  10. There's nothing better than rewarding yourself with a nice glass of wine at the end of the day! I love trying new wines and will have to check this one out!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  11. That sounds like a great chardonnay! Love the list of "rewards" for your daughter, that is so sweet!
    ~Lili
    www.thefashionsalt.com

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  12. Wine is my favourite reward after a loong day!

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  13. i like that reward!! i need to check it out!

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