From dinnertime headaches to happily-ever-afters. I encourage moms to invite their kids into the kitchen and make family dinners enjoyable at last.
As a stay-at-home mom of 6 kids, I’ve devoted countless hours in the kitchen, learning to make delicious cookies breads, soups, cookies, pastas, sandwiches, cookies, casseroles, salads, and…did I mention cookies?I have no training in the culinary arts, and not many of my dishes turn out to look like the professionally-shot Pinterest images that everybody drools over. But I thrive on cooking for my large family and preparing them healthy, delicious meals that we can enjoy every night together around the dinner table.
But over time, my willing sacrifice turned into a feeling of enslavement in my own kitchen. From inventing new menu plans, shopping the sales and in-season produce, toiling away at the stovetop and cutting board, only to present my creation to a disappointed and lackluster audience….it felt like a never-ending chore! To make matters worse, on the nights that I chose to grab take-out, or whip out a quick freezer meal, my heart would be saddled-up with a large dose of mom-guilt.
BUT, to top it ALL off, the one question I loathed–the question that would one day send me to the nut house –the question I heard more times in a day then ALL other words combined: “Mom, what’s for Dinner?” was asked on repeat, like a broken record. a broken record, a broken record.
In January 2018, I finally became fed up with all the moaning and dinnertime grumbles. I decided to switch gears using my untrained, yet vast, experience cooking for a family of 8, to shuffle the deck and deal out the cards in my favor.
And that is why this blog was born: to chronicle the journey of one mom taking back dinnertime, to improve the atmosphere in our home, and to teach our kids that getting dinner on the table is more than just smoke and mirrors.
Welcome to my blog…I’m so happy you’re here! 🙂
THINGS THAT MAKE ME GO WOAH:
Lip balm, “clean sheet day”, sticky baby kisses, PB+chocolate+coconut, fuzzy slippers, diet dr. pepper, spring flowers, and broadway music.
If any of these describe you, we’re gonna get along great:
Your family means everything in the world to you.
You want your kids to achieve their unique, and absolutely beautiful, potential.
You thrive on preparing healthy, delicious meals for your family to enjoy around the dinner table together.
You want to learn how to get more help with meals so you can spend more time with the ones you love.