It may be an area where I can cook; it has a sink, a fridge, a stove and an oven.....sure, but it's more than that. It's a space where I can create, not only food for my family, but memories WITH my family.
We have a table in our kitchen where Caleb can do his school work, and savannah can create new projects or color. Today her project of choice was salt dough with cookie cutters!
For me, it isn't a chore to cook, or to create projects to keep the kids busy, or to even homeschool. I find joy in taking the time out for my family to make sure their needs are met. My kitchen really gives me the opportunity to be able to watch my children, help them to learn and to expand their creativity, all while I make delicious meals!