Archive for the ‘ Kids ’ Category

What Would Betty Do Logo Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day Happy 4th of July! Out here, The Assistant and I will be celebrating by running the local 5k. I’ll be interested to see if this is the first year that he takes off and runs without me, or will he still stick with me and hop, skip and jackrabbit around like usual? After […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Weeks in Review

On the Move You may or may not have noticed that there was no recipe posted on Friday. You see, it’s because the only time I’ve sat down in the last week is a) on a plane, or b) in a car. There’s certainly been no time for cooking or access to a kitchen. Don’t […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Eating in Asia

Feeding a 7-Year-Old in Asia I have to admit, I was nervous about traveling to Hong Kong and Macau with a 7-year-old boy. The Assistant is a good eater, but it’s one thing to eat something unfamiliar for one meal, and something entirely different to eat unfamiliar foods for all meals. Fortunately, our hotel in […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Week in Review

Weight Training, Travel and Baseball It’s been a crazy year, the kind where I’m looking at the calendar, realizing that we’re perilously close to the end of the first quarter and I’m wondering what the hell happened. Weight Training I started weight training at the end of January, super slow sets with a personal trainer. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Introducing “The Assistant”

No Longer Tiny It seems that The Tiny Kitchen Assistant has decided that he’s no longer tiny, and takes some offense at being referred to as such. So, internet: allow me to introduce The Assistant (who is no longer tiny). I decided to mark this occasion with a little interview. Me: How old are you […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo The Carless Week

In Which This Bike Riding Thing Becomes Significant Last Monday, I took the car to the dealership for a routine oil change. I’m out of warranty now, so I wouldn’t normally still go to the dealership, but it’s had this pesky recurring habit of running very loudly, like is that my car or a delivery […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Holiday Weekend Edition

Holiday Weekend Training I’ll keep this brief since we’re away for the holiday weekend. Last week — August 18 to 24 — the Tiny Kitchen Assistant rode more than 44 miles on his bike. You read that right: in seven days the 6-year-old willingly rode more than 40 miles, and wanted to do even more. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Vacation Photos

Photos from Washington Here are a series of photos taken by the Tiny Kitchen Assistant. None have been digitally altered. Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Nutella French Toast

Nutella and Fruit French Toast In the continuing saga of my deficiencies as a blogger, my child has once again demanded that I take dictation for the sake of spelling accuracy, as he tells how to make his favorite French toast. All commentary is his unless noted in [brackets]. “First, you take the soft bread […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Try It

Kid With the Comeback The other day, at school dropoff, one of the kids came up to The Assistant: “Why do you ride your bike every day? That’s so┬ástupid.” He practically spit out the last word. “And you’re a stupid dumbhead for doing it.” I was enraged. I was defensive. I wanted to scream, “Nuh-uh! […] Read More