Why Kids Recipes are so important...


"What Will Your Children Remember When They're Grown Up?"


     What memories do you have?  Hopefully great memories like I do.  If you don't, then you are probably even more driven to make good memories for your children.


     I can remember spending hours in the kitchen with Mom (and alone), cooking, talking, and making special things for my Dad J. Not that I EVER liked doing the dishes - still don't- but cooking was a way for me to express love to others.


     Sometimes just thinking back on my childhood brings tears of joy and sadness--joy of having had such loving, caring parents; sadness at being separated by the miles... But anyway,

         If you want your children to remember their childhood with fondness,

         If you want to spend quality time with your kids before they are gone

         If you want to create memories to last a lifetime

     Then this will be the most important letter you will ever read.


Dear Homeschooling Mom:


My name is Laura Bankston, and I homeschool two boys and a girl.  My mission in life is to train my children "in the way they should go" (Proverbs 22:6a) and to have them someday "arise up and call me blessed" (Proverbs 31:28a).


Like you, I've decided to homeschool my children.  Our reasons may be different, but we have all reached the same conclusion, right?  NOTHING is more important than our children.


After many years of homeschooling, I've gone from totally structured curriculum to a mixture of whatever works and interests my children.  You've probably made the same transition and know what I mean, right?


So I had to start paying attention to...


The Universal Kitchen Questions


     You've heard them all, right?

"Can I watch?"

"Can I help?"

     This natural curiosity and desire to bond is what drove me to create an environment of cooking fun.  To enjoy my children, to make great memories, and to use it as a learning experience.


From first learning to spread peanut butter, to scrambling eggs on their own; nothing gives as much instruction, love, independence, and exploration as cooking in the kitchen with Mom!


Cooking With Kids