At the beginning of my mothering journey, my attitude was that the kids needed to stay out of the kitchen so cooking would be easier. Since then, I have learned not only the value of cooking with kids but also several strategies that make it easier when pint-sized chefs participate.
Once I admired the museum-like homes of women who decorate with exquisite vases and see the sunrise through fingerprint-free windows. But museums are for halted history. My life is in vibrant, living color. The signs are everywhere, splashed across the canvas of our home where we are alive and well.