Cast Iron and Cookie Sheets: Kids in the kitchen

Cast Iron and Cookie Sheets: Kids in the kitchen

Cast Iron and Cookie Sheets: Kids in the kitchen

Does anyone remember the old commercial for Rice Krispie treats?  Mom sits in the kitchen reading peacefully.  When she finishes her book, she sighs contentedly, then splashes water on her face and sprinkles flour across her cheeks.  She takes a moment to school her expression to that of someone who has slaved all day.  Then, she grabs her plate of Rice Krispie treats and takes them to her family.  Her family, not realizing that Rice Krispie treats take three ingredients and ten minutes, cheers and hails her as a cross between Mother Teresa and Julia Child. When my kids were

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Easter with Big Kids: Scavenging for Fun!

Easter with Big Kids: Scavenging for Fun!

Our Tradition Transitioned! We’re a family that loves tradition.  We read A Christmas Carol every Christmas Eve, just before unwrapping our new pj’s.  We eat with the same friends, (the kind that are really family), at the same restaurant every Halloween.  We cook exactly the same meal each Thanksgiving.  My kids all received their first pocket knives for their eleventh birthdays.  My daughter’s ears were pierced on her seventh birthday.  And, all my kids came home from the hospital in one of two (boy or girl) outfits made by their great-great-grandmothers.  All because it’s tradition! The kids tend to take

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