Let’s just be honest for a minute. Mothering is hard. If you think about it, it’s one of the most ridiculous jobs ever. Here’s a tiny human. Take care of all of their physical, emotional, and educational needs. Oh and make sure they turn into incredible adults ready to face the giant crazy world they have to live in. There are beautiful moments. Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m just saying the journey isn’t all sunshine and flowers. Then you add life to the equation. Suddenly, not only do I have to mother. I have to figure out mothering when life is hard. Let me share a bit of what has gotten me through the lunacy lately.
Ok, so let’s just be 100% transparent for a minute here. The house was a mess, chores weren’t getting done, and I forgot what a meal plan even was this year. Don’t get me wrong. I had the best of intentions. Then a lot of life happened and I just hit survival mode with all I had. Suddenly, I started doing the bare minimum and things just worked the best they could around here. That said, it’s time for a reset. It’s time for me to reclaim the crazy and get things running smoothly again. That’s where my Summer reset comes into play. I’m going to be using summer to reset the home!
Using Summer to Reset The Home
My kids are amazing cooks. My daughter is very famous for going into the kitchen and making whatever she is in the mood for. This could be anything from pancakes to a full dinner depending on the day. I was talking to a blogging friend recently who seemed shocked that I let my kids cook. Other friends were surprised to hear that my 7-year-old cooks on the stove top. I never really thought about doing it any other way, to be honest. That said, I wanted to share some tips for trusting kids in the kitchen. Your child can cook if you give them some basic tips and skills.