Do You Think Kids Are Growing Up Too Fast?

Do you think our kids are growing up too fast? I’ve weighed in on my own experience with my daughters over at Jen and Barb, Mom Life. Their site is an amazing resource for parents with lots of thought-provoking posts and videos about hot parenting topics.

I encourage you to watch their video sponsored by ConAgra that asks this important question: Are our kids growing up too fast?  Stephanie Mullen, founder of, chats with Jen and Barb about how to take the pressure off of kids in today’s society. It’s just under 4 minutes long and worth a watch!

Bridget and I had our own quality time together recently with a night of board games. I picked up some bags of Orville Redenbacher’s Ready to Eat Popcorn: White Cheddar and Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn. Before sitting down to play games, Bridget and I made Marshmallow Caramel topping for the Kettlecorn.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

It was divine! So sweet and addicting! I found the recipe on and it was a hit. I’ll definitely be making it again.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Marshmallow Popcorn

  • 1 bag of Orville Redenbacher’s Ready to Eat Sweet & Salty Kettlecorn
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 tbsp. light corn syrup
  • 1 cup brown sugar

Melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, vanilla and marshmallows.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Turn heat to medium and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Pour over popcorn and stir in until popcorn is evenly coated.

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Yum! It made for a wonderful night of mother-daughter fun!

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn

Marshmallow Caramel Popcorn


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  1. says

    I think so. There’s a lot of influence from media and easier access to learning and experience through technology. For instance, my friend’s two year old daughter is already sending out text messages.. garbled up ones, but texts nonetheless :)

  2. Mindy S says

    Definitely! There are so many older influences on them now and they seem to be eager to grow up quicker than we did when we were their age.


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