The reality of baking with kids is that just like this photo, things don’t have to be perfect to be just right.
The morning this family photo was taken, I had this mom-fantasy that we would all be smiling at the camera, baking cupcakes and getting one of those family shots that you see on holiday cards. Instead, this was the best photo we could get. Molly, my five year old is all smiles in the picture, but two minutes prior, she was screaming (and I’m pretty sure one of us said a four letter word) as I tried to get those little pigtails in her hair. Oh, and yep, that is my husband in the background in his Piggly Wiggly pajama t-shirt. Our family photo may be off, but we love it. This is our reality, and we made great memories that day.
My name is Emily Mingledorff, and I am a mother of three. I have been a corporate mom, a stay-at-home mom and everything in between. No matter what kind of parent or grandparent you may be, raising kids isn’t always sugar and spice. And while I am certainly no super-mom, I have found that by bringing my children into the kitchen, we truly connect.
We talk about the importance of visualizing goals, giving, teamwork, patience, listening, math, science and yes, the awesomeness of imperfection.
Grab on to your sprinkles, and enjoy the blog!