Thursday, May 04, 2006

Tired of Making Breakfast?

Ever have a morning list this?

You've had a late night and you're dog tired. Your alarm goes off and you look at the clock and wish you could reverse time and get a few more hours of sleep.

But unfortunately, being a Mom means you have responsibilities. Kids to feed and get dressed. Whatever.

But what if this morming, you didn't have to get up? What if the kids could make breakfast themselves once in awhile?

That would be totally decadent!

Even if your kids can't cook, you still can enjoy this luxury:

1. Put the cereal, milk, and bowls in a kid friendly location and they can get their own cereal.

2. Next time you make pancakes, make up extra ones and freeze them. The kids simply pop them in the toaster the next morning for a quick breakfast.

There's other things that you can do too that give yourself a much needed break and give your kids skills and confidence to function on their own.

And when they know how to cook - you'd be amazed at the time savings, help, and entertainment they'll get when you let them help with lunches and stuff.

Now's the time to make sure your kids cook and have fun! Laura Bankston P.S. If you'd like your kids to practice reading and other skills while learning to cook - then they need the Homeschool Cooking With Kids System in a Box. Learning the natural way, through experience and natural curiosity. Click Here Now

Laura Bankston is author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum: Homeschool Cooking in a Box and the Homeschool Cookbook. She currently home schools her three children, maintains home school support websites, and manages their family-owned service business. For information on her curriculum and free home school support services, please visit http://www.homeschoolcookbook.com

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006

This afternoon the kids and I are here at the office working. I'm just sitting up here at my desk, and not really paying much attention to what they kids are doing - other than that they are in the downstairs bay area playing nicely.

So, Nathan hollers up to me and tells me what's going on:

"Hey, Mom", he yells.

"Yep?" I answer.

"You know what we are doing? We are playing store. I'm making books and Maegan is coming to buy them with the play money."

"Oh." I said, it sounded like fun.

"well" he continues, "She told me that she wanted a book and I made it for her for $10. Then she told me she wanted it striaght. So, I told her it'd be another $10 for that."

I'm thinking to myself that the pricing is rather odd, but whatever.

Then, he proudly adds, "And she paid it! It's fun to be the boss!"

I'm glad that they can have fun with something that's practical and educational like buying and selling - plus getting a little bit of business skills too :-) .

It's nice that kids can play games and have fun to learn practical skills. I hope your kids get plenty of opportunities to do that too!

Happy Homeschooling!

Laura Bankston

P.S. If your kids need some fun and practical experience in the area of cooking, hop on over to homeschoolcookbook.com and let them get in on that fun too!

Hey, they can even play store with what they make!

Laura Bankston is author of Internationally selling Cooking with Kids Curriculum: Homeschool Cooking in a Box and the Homeschool Cookbook. She currently home schools her three children, maintains home school support websites, and manages their family-owned service business. For information on her curriculum and free home school support services, please visit homeschoolcookbook

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