If you searched for this article and are reading it, chances are you are in a very special group of American parents known as Blue Star parents. Welcome aboard!
The “Blue Star” refers to a star on a banner that the family of a service member, serving during a time of war, displays. This tradition of displaying a Blue Star banner or flag dates back to WWI. It is a public symbol of your child’s service to our Country. See More
Leaving your child or dependent mother alone for the entire duration of your deployment is the most difficult part of military life for many military families. Completing a military family care plan guarantees that your loved ones are safe and looked after while you’re away and can ease some of these anxieties.
Who needs to have a family care plan?
Family care plans are for active duty service members and their families only. Single parents with children who are 18 and younger and dual military couples must fill out a plan.
Service members who have joint or full custody of at least one child whose biological or adoptive parent is not the service member’s spouse also have to complete a plan. When service members are responsible for dependent family members, they most likely need to have a family care plan. See More
Whether you have a picky eater on your hands or you’re just looking to bond in a new way, consider spending some culinary time with your kids. Not only will you instill lessons they can into adulthood, but you may also help develop their personality as well.
An article on Early Childhood News stated that cooking with kids increases their creativity, self-confidence and encourages them to try new things. And while some parents get nervous cooking with children, there are multiple recipes on the web to accommodate different age groups and comfort levels in the kitchen.
Feel free to start slow without any appliances and gradually work your way up.