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Cooking Calzones Is a Family Affair
Kansas City Star ^ | Jim Barcus | MARY G. PEPITONE

Posted on 12/09/2012 8:35:43 PM PST by nickcarraway

Jill Bamber likes to “cook by feel” with her family.

Bamber’s intuitive cooking strategies come naturally but are also a necessity when mixing it up with her blind 4-year-old son, Sean.

Married to her husband, Norm, for 17 years, Bamber brings her children — Sami, 12; C.J., 8; Sean and his twin, Kaity — into the kitchen to help make meals.

Sami has grown up in the kitchen, assisting her younger siblings.

“Our family does most everything together,” Sami says. “I especially like to decorate cakes, and it feels good to be able to make something and share it with everyone.”

Residence: Leawood

Occupation: Homemaker, volunteer and graduate student in special education

Special cooking interest: Making foods that appeal to the visually impaired

Managing a busy household can be challenging on the best of days. How do you make it look so effortless, especially with the accommodations that need to be made for Sean? All the kids help with cooking and just about everything around here. It’s a big-family survival tip: Everyone helps. Of course, Sean is a part of our family and is part of everything we do.

Sean had a stroke when he was 2 days old, which left him legally blind with cerebral palsy. But ever since then, he has amazed everyone with what he has accomplished. He is now in his third year of preschool at CCVI (Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired) in Kansas City, with his twin sister, Kaity, who also attends as a sighted peer. Sean is learning to make better use of the vision he has to help him meet the challenges he faces in

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TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous

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