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Episode Info: Entertaining With Kids – Episode 381 with Denise Mira Entertaining with kids is something most of us do without a second thought, but if you want some great ideas to get your special day off to a great start, join us with special guest, Denise Mira! Denise with a crew of boys (now adult) and Felice with three boys and two girls and eight grandchildren we are full of ideas. We discuss how to make kids welcome in holiday celebrations, preparation and ways to encourage success. You can send me some bullet points of what you’d add or say — just short ideas. Denise Mira, author of No Ordinary Child:  Unlocking the Leader Within Your Child, has been married to Gregory for 39 years. They are the parents of five extraordinary home-educated sons. Denise has traveled extensively, inspiring revolutionary change in households as she shares her impactful message for families. She is passionate about helping moms and dads raise No Ordinary Children! Find more inspiration and free tools for success at I’ve always included our kids when I entertain and often this has included hosting overnight guests in our home we’ve almost had a constant B and B it seems – this has built such active compassionate hearts in them and it’s their default now as they are also now the most hospitable men as adults. I was just hugging my third born yesterday as he and his wife had hosted our Sunday morning group. Priceless.   They participated at every level. Welcome cards. House cleaning from toilets to vacuuming and anything needing to be done. Food Prep with clean hands and hair nets LOL truth-one of our sons always made the homemade caesar dressing (I’m married to an Italian so it’s usually an Italian Christmas and here we are decades later he’s still making it for our dinners! Greeting warmly. Serving-guests go first, from the main dish to desserts Decor if a holiday – homemade decor as well as setting out the stuff from the attic. Included at adult table convo if there was room – I tried never to relegate them to ‘kids should be seen and not heard’ and they could carry on convos with adults at every age. Served them well. Helped care for the youngsters who were our guests, entertaining toddlers, holding babies, etc. etc. Clean up – dishes, etc. If mommies can forget about perfect, overlook faux paux’s in convos and delight in their children’s childish imperfect assistance, this is a major win for everyone! Thank you to our Sponsor – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie! Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD, a timely story of kindness triumphing over cynicism, based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod. After a jaded magazine writer (Emmy winner Matthew Rhys) is assigned a profile of Fred Rogers, he overcomes his skepticism, learning about kindness, love and forgiveness from America’s most beloved neighbor. Click here to ...
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