Parenthood is full of contradictions: we want to keep our children safe, yet we also want them to be adventurous and try new things; we want them to feel like the most important people on the planet, but we don’t want them to become conceited or arrogant; and we want them to be independent but can’t help feeling a little rejected when they don’t need us anymore.
This last scenario can be summed up in two words: Separation anxiety.
But the real question is who suffers more? The parents or the children?
My kids love this delicious Bundt cake. It contains less sugar than a regular cake and is a great substitute for cinnamon buns as it’s denser, contains no refined sugar and uses spelt which is a non-GMO grain. Bundt is a traditional European cake which is derived from a brioche-like cake which was popular in Germany, Austria and Poland. This is a nice cake to bring to a morning tea, or to a friend who has a new baby, or just to stash at home and nibble on yourself.
Smoothies are great for all family members, at any time of the day, in my house they are my go to breakfast as we are usually rushing to get out the door on time. I pretty much use our NutriBullet every day, it’s just so quick and easy for so many things.
I keep a selection of frozen Blueberries, Strawberries, Cherries and Raspberries in the freezer all year round and I also keep fresh fruits that are in season plus a constant supply of Bananas.
How do you know if you’re doing a good job as a parent? How do you know if you’re raising happy, well-adjusted people who will grow into happy, functioning adults? If these questions have ever crossed your mind, then you’re likely doing a great job – but even if they haven’t, chances are that you’re a good-enough parent raising good-enough kids.
But is good enough, enough?