Well, in our house it was me today but the kids are pretty good about making lunch on most days which helps out a lot.
Social media can be a tough place to hang out.
Not only is there a way too much division right now, but even just seeing other moms trying to be positive and sharing the great things their kids are doing tends to make lots of people feel less than adequate.
“Comparisonitis” isn’t good for anyone’s mental health, and today I want to challenge you to take inspiration from what others are doing instead.
When you see other kids packing their lunches or making their own breakfast, rather than feel like that’s impossible for your kids because you don’t have time to work with them in the kitchen, imagine what it would be like if it WAS possible.
What if there was a way to get your kids some life skills training in the kitchen without you having to slow down your dinner prep to do it?
If you wish your kids knew how to cook, but you definitely don’t have time to teach them, Kids Cook Real Food has just the thing to fill the gap.
The new Independent Training Program for kids ages 8 and up is “independent” for two reasons:
- Kids work independently with only 5 to 10 minutes of supervision from an adult per session.
- By the end, your kids will be independent in the kitchen and able to make dishes or even all of dinner on their own.
Teacher Katie Kimball omitted sharp knives, added in some presentation skills, and designed a special kids only area in the membership dashboard with no distractions and simple step-by-step language.
With one class per week, your older elementary student or middle school kid will be cooking by Thanksgiving!
(The Independent Training Program is on pre-order and will kick off with a live event September 23rd.)
Here’s what it includes:
- 15 video lessons so that your child knows exactly how to be safe in the kitchen
- Student login to a membership area with zero distractions or outside links – productive screen time with simple directions.
- Parent login so you know what they’re up to
- Over a dozen cooking skills taught!
- Kid-friendly recipes that are easy to follow
- No processed junk – 100% healthy food
We have had so much fun using these lessons in the past and I am hoping to start incorporating them back into our routines again soon. The past few months were pretty crazy with all the high risk pregnancy drama, early delivery, and then our NICU stay… the next few months seem to be following the same crazy path but we will eventually find our new ‘normal’ around here. The kids have been using the skills they learned previously to help out with meals and to impress our friends and family.
Again, I encourage you not to be overwhelmed… Just inspired!
We hope you all have a very blessed weekend and we’ll check back in soon… keep watching for new posts and tons of cute baby pictures!!! (I think I still need to get that bathroom remodel post up as well… one thing at a time though!)
PS – The classes are all on video, but they’re only 5 to 15 minutes and then your kid will be working with their hands, creating something delicious and healthy to eat. We know our kids need more creative time, and this is the most productive way I can think of! Start today!