Mentoring Kids

I recently saw a book that promised to help parents bond with their children while learning to cook with them. While at first thought, this might seem like an admirable idea, it left me wondering at what age we should teach our children to cook and thereby bond with...

Family Musings & Memories

As I reflect upon life today and overall, I am reminded of the seemingly small things that make my life beyond splendid. While some might consider a memorable trip to Disney, I consider our small moments to be my most cherished family memories. Today was an average...

Starting the New Year Anew!

It’s 2016, a fact that is incredible enough by itself. I’m not afraid of growing old; in fact, I’m enjoying all that life offers as we grow and learn. I do, however, find it a bit unnerving at the speed that time seems to elapse. My youngest children...

Blessing of Cooking with Family

Cooking for family is an art and skill that our family has passed from one generation to the next. It’ s more than meal preparation; it’s a tradition that is immensely important and further strengthens our family bonds. Tonight I had the pleasure of a...

Learning Modesty

Modesty, what exactly does that word mean? According to dictionary.com , this noun has 3 main uses: noun, plural modesties. 1. the quality of being modest; freedom from vanity, boastfulness, etc. 2. regard for decency of behavior, speech, dress, etc. 3. simplicity;...

Happy Father’s Day!

Each Father’s Day brings back some cherished memories for me, a bit of reflection and a look ahead. My Dad has always been there, a very stable force in what has often been a capricious life. Read about my Dad here Read about my Mom here. To be fair, he...

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