Category Archives: What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids?

What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Squirt and Munchk...

What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids: Squirt and Munchkin get Cooking
Many thanks to Katy for this installment of What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - a series where we share your stories about kids in the kitchen. If you've ever read my blog, it should come as no surprise to you that I enjoy cooking with my kids.  I've always loved cooking, but cooking with your children is a completely different experience. I started letting the Munchkin help out in the kitchen because he wanted to, not because I was pushing him to get in the kitchen.  He saw me cook often, and...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: ADHD and Blueberr...

What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids: ADHD and Blueberries
An afternoon with my son… warm, sweet, and tangy by Penny Williams Luke, my special needs son, and I had Saturday afternoon to ourselves -- just Mommy and Buddy. Daddy was working in his shop. Emma was on a spontaneous trip to the movies with a friend. I could sit on the computer all day and night between my blog, my real estate business, reading everyone else's great blogs on ADHD and parenting and family, researching ADHD, writing on my manuscript (I'd like to think it will become a book...

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Forget the Boy Band - Here's a Boy Blogger (Figh...

Forget the Boy Band – Here’s a Boy Blogger (Fighting Hunger)
It takes a lot to be a kid these days.  In addition to school and social obligations, there are extra curricular activities...and then for special young people, they even make time to make the world a better place.  I am proud to feature Brian, a rock star "boy-blogger"...which in my opinion, is much better than a "boy band" any day. My name is Brian Kaner I am a 12 year old, 6th grader. I am working on a community service (Mitzvah) project for my Bar Mitzvah. My Bar Mitzvah is on October 29th,...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - 1 Mom's Sabbatic...

What’s Cooking with YOUR Kids – 1 Mom’s Sabbatical with Her Daughters
One of the most exciting aspects of my six-week work sabbatical was the prospect of spending more one-on-one time with each of my daughters. My girls are 19 months apart (1.5 and almost 3), so most mornings in our home are given over to pure achievement: achieving breakfast, achieving toothbrushing, achieving clothing on major parts of all bodies present, achieving drop-off at preschool or daycare. But these six weeks that stretched out before me offered an opportunity not only to slow the pace,...

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Guest Post – Canning Tomato Jam with Kids

Guest Post – Canning Tomato Jam with Kids
As I venture into the world of canning for the first time, I am relieved to have some support from my experienced pals like Kathleen.  Many thanks for this awesome guest post on canning with kids.  (Yes, they can indeed make it a more efficient process!) Kathleen McDade is a writer, educator, mom, gardener and full-time bicycle commuter. She blogs about parenting, technology and sustainability at http://technoearthmama.com. High temperatures, sharp objects, breakable glass, potential for spread...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: A Family Trip to ...

I was excited to hear about my friend Laurie's family trip to China over the summer.  Her daughter, Quincy, offered to share her thoughts about her experience...Take it away, Q. [caption id="attachment_2736" align="aligncenter" width="461" caption="Making Noodles in China"][/caption] China, food, people, and farms. But the food, the food I loved!  It was all so cool.  I admit, I didn’t eat all of it, but I did try some food that I would have never eaten in the United States.  We were...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - Maia's...

Since so many of you seem to enjoy hearing stories from parents and kids about their experience in the kitchen, I thought I'd open up the discussion a bit further.  Several of our friends were lucky enough to travel abroad this summer and they volunteered to share their food experiences with us.  I remember the days when we would only be able to eat in Asian restaurants because we knew the kids would eat rice, at the very least!  And now, they are growing up and are getting more excited about...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids: Oakland Girl Eats...

An old friend of mine just told me that her 10 year old daughter started a blog about a Kid's Life in Oakland.  After reading her first post, I knew that I wanted to share her writing with you.  Not only is she an excellent writer, but she is very enthusiastic about sharing her experiences with other people.  When I told her that I am sharing stories from families about their food adventures, she immediately agreed to write a guest post for What's Cooking. Without further ado, here is her story... An...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids - Beyond Baking......

I love today's story from Laura at the Spiced Life.  Her trepidation is something we can all relate to and I am so grateful for her honesty! When I first spoke with Michelle about doing a guest post on her fabulous blog about cooking with my kids, I automatically assumed I’d be baking.  My kids are still pretty young (3 ½ and 5) which can really limit how much help they are when cooking—especially for an all-too-frequently impatient mom like me.  Measuring baking ingredients and stirring? ...

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What's Cooking with YOUR Kids, Kitchen Conf...

As a parent, it is so easy to be rushed. It starts first thing in the morning if you're anything like I am; brushing teeth, packing lunches, dressing multiple people, combing through snarls... by the time I get to dinner, I really just want to order take-out or have it delivered. I can't do that though. I must be financially responsible and eating restaurant food would blow through my grocery budget much too quickly. My mom always had a great meal on the table every night of the week and sometimes...

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