A Patient Parent and a Crying Child

A young girl with a tear running down her cheek

A good parent is patient with a crying child.  Thanks to Caleb for sharing this opening story and for being a good dad to his kiddos.

Caleb  (the dad)  and Adam who is 3

I’m finding that parenting involves a lot of scolding. Consider the conversation from this morning. . .
Adam: WAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!!!!!! (x 30 min.)
Me: *frustration rising*
Me, talking to myself: Self, why are you getting angry?
Self: This DUMB KID won’t stop CRYING!

Me: Uh huh, that’s what kids do, Self. Continue reading “A Patient Parent and a Crying Child”

Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to keep you warm and keep away the munchies

Bowl of Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup in fancy soup bowl, with spoon next to it

Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to keep you warm and keep away the munchies

Instead of reaching for those cute and delicious bite-sized candy bars  that you’ve been hiding in your cupboard, make a big pot of this soup and enjoy a cup or two!  It will be much more satisfying and help you keep from snacking on those high calorie candies.

Don’t get discouraged by the list of ingredients!  All these tastes mix together just right.  I estimate that you can get the vegetables chopped and ready in about 15 minutes.  Continue reading “Rich Tomato Vegetable Soup to keep you warm and keep away the munchies”