One easy step to feeding the picky eater and the beating the challenge of meal plannning: The Selective Menu
Find six things your family likes to eat…and make them every week! You’ll never have to plan or have meal-time battles with your kids. It’s amazing how simple meal time issues become when you serve your kids what they like! Is anybody in agreement with me here?
When you want a little variety, just change up the nights—How simple it that?
Why don’t teenagers like to wash dishes? Open dishwasher, insert dish, shut the door…it’s not that hard people! This task seems to swipe off all of the appearances of the helpful child, revealing the true heart that would rather be…texting. How texting possibly compete with the joys of a clean and tidy kitchen I cannot understand…but it is true. One solution is to glamorize dish washing in the media. How about some MTV videos featuring the exciting art of dish washing rather than break dancing?
And have you noticed that there are no X-games for dishwashers? No competitions of Olympic proportions with cool uniforms. What incentive is there to train and build skills if there is no glory of competition…no opportunity to win trophies or accolades for dish washing.
What are we thinking?
There are few cool gadgets for dish washing…no crazy-fun soap dispensers, no cool noises, and no neon colors (unless you’re into that color for your dishes). Seriously–a sponge, a rag, or a spray nozzle is as good as it gets. A rag?
No wonder no one gets excited about washing dishes.
Okay…enough of the funny stuff. Here are a couple of tips that might actually help: 1. Special spot for Glasses: Make personalized coasters from 4″ tiles and place them near the sink. (Home Depot or Lowe’s have these) Teach your family to rinse…
The Trash-Can Method of Clutter Control
This number-one fix is rather self explanatory. The answer to Kitchen-Counter Clutter is to take a shower squeegee and sweep all clutter into the trash can. Those unfortunate souls who have left their junk on the counter will quickly learn to dump their stuff somewhere else. This solution is by far the fastest fix for the never-ending PILE.
Do you ever feel like your kitchen is a battleground? So much of family life takes place within 5-10 feet of the fridge. Ever noticed this? There are so many days when I can’t seem to get out of this room–maybe I should move my bed down here just to complete the…