Playing with your kids

Following up from our discussion this morning, I am posting links to a couple of the articles I mentioned:

Playing with Children: Should You, and If So, How?

How to play with your kids when you don’t like playing

The book I mentioned was by Alison Gopnik and is called:  The Gardener and the Carpenter: What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

If you don’t feel like reading the whole book, there’s an article about it here:

The Gardener and the Carpenter by Alison Gopnik review – modern parenting is all wrong

Or you can listen to an interview with the author by Michael Enright on CBC here:

When it comes to raising children, be a gardener, not a carpenter

The other book that came up in discussion was The 5 Love Languages of Children by Gary D. Chapman and Ross Campbell. 

Happy reading!

Website updated

You can now view the schedules for MOMs, as well as the snack and Spark sign-ups, located on the menu above.  There are still a few spots available on the sanck sign-up, so if you’re interested, contact me!

Rachel

Welcome Back!

Hi MOMs! Welcome back from a long break – we are going to be up and running with the first session on Thursday, September 22, 2016. I will be posting the schedule as soon as it is finalized. Check out the link “All About Moms” in the menu above if you forget details regarding time, drop-off, etc. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

This Week at MOM’s: Freezer Meals

In the midst of a deep freeze, what better way to take advantage than make up some freezer meals.

This week we will meet in the basement for the usual coffee and snack, then head upstairs to do some chopping and assembling.

If you have a favourite recipe and want to share, bring a print out or send a link to bethelmoms@gmail.com

Heidi has been pinning up a storm and has some great ideas here

It’s suggested $5 per tasty meal. The planned meals are as follows:

  • Chicken Teriyaki
  • Lentil Butternut Squash Curry, and
  • Black Bean Chili

What’s also great is these meals can be made in a pot on the stove if you don’t have a slow cooker.

Other things that maybe be useful to bring:

  • Apron
  • Favourite knife
  • Can opener
  • Onion-cutting goggles