Each year, Christmas becomes less about Christ and charity and more about shopping, decorating and catching that great deal. We may not be able to change Christmas throughout the world, but we can change Christmas in our homes.
As far back as I can remember, my mom has made Braided Cinnamon Bread for every Christmas morning breakfast. Maybe I should also add it to Thanksgiving, Valentine’s Day and possibly Tax Day. Really any excuse to eat it suits me just fine.
In a society that’s moving more and more toward a sense of entitlement and instant gratification it’s so important to really celebrate Thanksgiving and gratitude. We’ve really tried to emphasize the holiday in our home this year. I know it’s only a week until Turkey Day, but it’s not too late!!! Here are just a few ideas of ways you can help your children think about gratitude this Thanksgiving season.
While I love pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and sweet potato anything, my favorite of all the Fall/Thanksgiving treats is a pumpkin roll. It has all the deliciousness of a cake, but there is frosting in every bite. And I’m a firm believer that most solid food is simply a vehicle for frosting. I know for […]
Now I’m a very mature adult (of sorts), and yet I still love french-bread pizza. Not only is a delicious dinner, but it is really fast and easy. It’s almost impossible to mess this up (as long as you watch the broiler). We often make this on Saturday nights because something about Saturday night makes me not want to cook.
A few weeks ago, one of our friends brought us some concord grapes from his garden. At first, I was overwhelmed with the prospect of making jelly from scratch, but there is something so satisfying about making your own jelly and jam.
My mom made these candy corn pots for us last year using terracotta pots and I think they’re adorable. They are one of the things my kids get most excited about when it’s time to put up the Halloween decorations.
I don’t know what the problem is. It seems perfectly logical to do your business in a toilet rather than you pants. Maybe I’m overestimating the level of logic a 2-year-old possesses. Here are some things we’ve tried with potty training. Some have been successful and some have bombed. And one thing I’ve realized is, every child is different.
Here is an EASY way to make adorable cupcakes for a birthday party. These cupcakes are instantly recognizable as Minnie Mouse and easy enough for my kids and I to make together.
My kids love to cook and bake with me. Even if it’s something as simple as boiling eggs, they love to be a part of it. I think it’s very important to let your kids get involved in the kitchen. They feel pride when they help prepare something and are more likely to eat it. Here are a few things I like to do to get my kids involved in cooking.