Is Food the Secret to a Happy Family?
- November 13, 2013
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hi everyone. So one of the things that I regret about having started CloudMom these past two years is that I’ve been baking and cooking less. We home cook all of our food and we do have a lot of family meals, but it’s simple fare and often, we (or, um, I rather) fall into ruts.
Pin for later!
It’s often said that one of the secrets to a happy marriage is food. I agree with this, and I also think that in addition to being a recipe for a happy marriage, food is part of a happy home because of all the wonderful associations children in a growing family develop through experiencing their family’s favorite foods.
In this vlog, I talk about some of my wonderful memories from growing up and how they have informed what I’m trying to do as a mom when it comes to special family foods. I discuss how my mom was a domestic goddess – which I am NOT – and how I’ve tried to adapt what she did to my life as a busy mom with lots of kids.
For more on why I think it’s so special to have foods as part of your family traditions and how I’m trying to strike a balanced approach as a working mom of 5, watch my Vlog.
What are the little things you do that make you feel homey and cozy and unique as a family. Do you cook and bake every day, once a week, for holidays? How do you work it out? And do you think food makes a family happier? Weigh in on cloudmom.com!