The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Here’s what I’m giving my nieces for Christmas
- The 1/4″ drill bit, Bali, cocktails on the beach, love, pride, and Spark
- Is your goal to have fun or win an award?
- I recorded an 11-second video 4 years ago that’s the foundation of my next book.
- Don’t wait 12 years. Please.
- It’s not only for you and your kids but your grandkids … and beyond.
- Is there anything possibly worse than not starting the project?
- Oops. That’s what I forgot: a story.
- The One Recipe Cookbook (and how to finish a project together with your kids)
- Best books for doing activities with your kids, creating family memories, and building relationships between parents and children
- Spark: It’s about creating something from nothing. Let’s create a subtitle, shall we?
- People like us do things like this
- Why Spark? Why me? Why you? Why now?
- What if I’d like to be one of the people like you who do things like that?
- Permission to … change my book title?
- Write a book with your kids? 43 elements for success. 42 are optional.
- It seems like backwards math, but by creating, we are actually “getting” more than we are “giving.”
- The Widow and the Orphan
- Spark Love: About that 1 mandatory element of the 43…
- Recipe for Love
- Kids need to crash their bikes to learn how to ride.
- Spark at “#1 New Release in Parent Participation in Education”
- Spark has hit #1 in Parenting in Free Books
- Spark Campfire
- When you document it, it becomes more real
- It takes as long as the time allotted
- I don’t want to navigate negativity.
They only have one dish.
But it’s enough to begin.
It’s enough to finish.
In the spirit of my upcoming book (Spark: How to write a book with your kids–and why you should.), I’m talking with authors, artists, musicians, and … bakers.
Talking with fellow ex-pat this morning about potential project ideas and she told me about how she baked a wicked cornbread together with her two young boys.
That could be a project in itself: baking cornbread.
But as I look towards something:
- That lasts,
- That can be used (or reviewed or looked at) again and again,
- That was started and finished.
Although cornbread itself is part of the project, I’m thinking of a more “lasting” impression. Thus came along the cookbook idea.
“But we don’t have lots of recipes.”
I sensed it wasn’t going to get done as we ran into things like:
- Gloriously huge dreams,
- Photography shoots,
- Font choices,
- Comparing what an ounce is in milligrams …
See what’s happening?
It’s not going to get done.
One recipe. One book. A few (iPhone) photos. It’s done. It exists. It was that time in their lives when they made cornbread. It’s a time capsule.
That’s what I’m after.
Have you done something together with your kids you’d like to share with the world? Or at least with me? Let’s have a quick chat.