Welcome to our second installment of Parenthood in 5. This time, we’re chatting with Julie Harrison. Julie’s a freelance writer, college professor and lifestyle blogger. Yes, she wears lots of hats. But she loves hats! On your next coffee break, you can join her over at: CoffeeWithJulie.ca.
Well, I can’t claim that “I” have a go-to family dinner because my husband’s the cook in our family. Our staple dinners are quick and healthy and include homemade pizzas, mild Indian curries, and chicken fajitas.
A Bodum pressed coffee maker. Everything is easier with caffeine.
We’re teaching our kids to fish. (From the old saying “Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”)
Lying in bed at night with my husband recounting a funny thing the kids said or did that day. Oh, and big squishy hugs. I really like those.
When your child walks into a room, does your face light up? This advice came from Toni Morrison on an episode of Oprah that I watched years ago. It’s really stuck with me. Greet your child with warmth, not a face that is critically examining their mismatched socks or unbrushed hair. It’s easy to get caught up in life’s never-ending to-do list, but you can never assume that a child knows just how much you love them unless you show it to them every day.
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