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Feb15
Why Your Kids Should Help Prepare Meals

Why Your Kids Should Help Prepare Meals

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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.

Jan23
Toddlers and Teens, More Alike Than Different

Toddlers and Teens, More Alike Than Different

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But I am not sure that there is any stage that parents fear more than the teen years. I think that it is in part because we can all still clearly remember our own poor choices and cringe at some of the things that we did. Since I am in the thick of the teen years right now I can tell you, yes, it lives up to its hype. Yes, it does.

Jan05
Ten (+ one) Commandments of Motherhood

Ten (+ one) Commandments of Motherhood

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If you follow these rules, you will be a better mother. Probably. You definitely will be a happier one.

Dec30
9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

9 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happier Family

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2011 was a tough year for me on many levels. I want to box it up and put it away and never think about it again. It was a year where I lost my joy. I spent most of the year going through the motions, doing what needed to be done, but not really doing any of it well. This year I am determined to get it back and make my family happier in the process.

Dec21
It Takes a Village, If We Allow It

It Takes a Village, If We Allow It

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If your child was misbehaving and you were not around would you want another parent to say something to your child? Would you want them to call you and let you know about it afterward? Would you want them to do both? Or would it make you angry?

Dec07
And So This Is Christmas

And So This Is Christmas

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The greater implications of having your every want fulfilled at 12 years old. We all desire this for our children, in theory, for them to be happy. All of us sitting here reading this on our computers are more blessed than most people in this world. How do we help our children appreciate this? Or do I expect too much from children?

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