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In the beginning: play-doh and burnt granola

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A note from Audio Adventures Producer Ginette Mohr

Several years ago, I found myself struggling with the fatigue that accompanies new motherhood. There were joys for sure, but it was in the kitchen where I felt most overwhelmed.
 

            Snapshots from my kitchen:

  • Putting the milk in the cupboard and the cereal in the fridge.

  • Scrambling to silence the smoke detector and knocking a glass jar of honey off the counter.

  • Helping the kids make pretend puppy food out of play-doh and later fishing it out of the dog’s mouth.

  • Painting with the kids and dipping my brush in my tea.

  • Thinking the gingerbread house tastes like cardboard and then noticing it was cardboard.

 

At these times, connecting with my friend Elizabeth Witzke was like a lifeline. Meeting for lunch, describing our kitchen blunders and laughing until our bellies ached, helped me feel less alone.

 

Catch Me in the Kitchen unfolded for us as a creative response to the challenges of caregiving. Through our projects, we hope, wholeheartedly, to provide delight, learning, and connection.

 

I’m incredibly proud of our work in creating our First Episode of reimagined classic tales in a fun and music-filled kitchen. I hope you have as much fun listening to it as we had making it!

Yours,
Ginette

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