Kids in the Kitchen

This morning my 7 yr old was in a funk. Super funky mood. Like there was no way to reason with her and she claimed she wasn’t able to move her legs because her tummy hurt, so therefore she couldn’t open the closet door. Anyways…

The thought popped in my head. “Do you want to cook your own eggs?” I definitely know that thought came from the Holy Ghost! She was so excited to cook!

Back story. This girl is in love with cooking and actually cooks a lot… with our help. She watches Master Chef Junior religiously and talks about what it will be like when she is on the show. It’s pretty adorable. She is a MASTER sushi maker already but the stove isn’t something I leave her to alone.

Further Back story. I despise raw eggs (and raw chicken). I can’t stand it when it gets on the counter, hands, floor, or basically anywhere. It drives me crazy when I see people crack eggs and they drip it all over. It even MORE drives ME crazy when I do the same thing. I basically call for an evacuation of the kitchen as if a bomb has just been discovered. Once I clean up the egg with multiple paper towels and disenfectent spray, we are ready to continue cooking.

TODAY I lived and let go! I left the egg cracking and cooking to her. I gave her a few tips, but I stayed out of the kitchen and let her shine. She did amazing!! She cooked herself a “gooey egg” and then went and asked her siblings what they wanted. She made them scrambled eggs and then used the leftover waffles and strawberries and made the plate look amazing. Way to go her!! I’m super proud of her and also me for just letting go of my super control egg frenzy 🙂 Famfreely friends! (Even if it’s in your own kitchen)

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GroupMe & Marco Polo

These two apps (hands down) get used the most on my phone to help me connect. Sure, there is instagram and facebook, but to really connect connect I use GroupMe and Marco Polo. Have you heard of them? Do you currently use them?

GroupMe is the ultimate mommy group connection app. I connect with moms from church, preschool moms, birthday invites, random parties we throw invites, book club and anything else you can imagine. The benefit is it’s NOT a group text. Meaning I can set notifications to off and only check the group chats when I want, or I can let it ding ding whenever someone comments. Everyone in your group can comment, attach articles they’ve read, pictures they’ve taken, screenshots etc. I use this a lot for last minute play dates. “Hey, who wants to go to the park?” or “Who is already at a park?” Just today a friend posted about the green receipt deal at Chick-fil-A. Luckily I was already out and saw the message, swung on over to my beloved Chick- fil-A and grabbed the deal.

Marco Polo is perfect with connecting with family who live far away. We use it daily to send short videos to our family in California, Utah, Minnesota and Iowa. (Even my sister who lives 20 minutes away here in Texas). This app was created for connection. The purpose is to connect. I love that you can see the video live, or watch it when you are able to. We talk a lot about family concerns or send funny videos for everyone to see. My favorite thing to do is to send/ receive birthday messages. Who doesn’t love seeing your family on their birthday?

These are not affiliates nor sponsored posts. I’m too new to blogging to even think of that. I just really like these apps. So check them out!

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National Night Out

One of my families favorite nights of the year!  Our local Fire Station participates in National Night Out and we love it!  All over the country communities are getting together and celebrating!  Food, face painting, games, you name it- it’s there and it’s fun and free! Thank you to our Police force and community partners! 

Get out and famfreely!

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