Chris Jordan

Alpha Mom

Why Your Kids Should Help Prepare Meals

By Chris Jordan

Every weekend when I prepare my list for the grocery store I encourage my kids pull out the cookbooks, thumb through them, and tell me if they see anything interesting. I know that you can search for recipes online, but flipping through an actual book is an entirely different experience. It enables you to see recipes and foods that you would never search for left to our own devices. I am positive that my children would pull up a search on a recipe website, type in chocolate and leave it at that.

An Open Letter to My Teenage Sons

By Chris Jordan

The unspoken burden of having children is that you always put yourself into another mother’s shoes. Every hurt or negected child in the world suddenly has a face, your child’s face. It is particularly difficult when something happens in the news to children that are the same ages as your own. The pain you feel for the other mothers is tangible and raw.

I have also thought of Mike McQueardy’s mother and wonder how great her disappointment is in the son she raised.