The new school year is just about here and that means one thing for us parents: back to school shopping time! Even though we’ve been packing lunches for a few years now, it can still be overwhelming to choose the right lunch gear for our kiddos. We look for a few things: * A good value […]Continue Reading... 8 Comments.
According to my calendar, we’re not even half-way through the school year. Yep, I did the math. That means that we still have 5.5 months (to be exact) more of homework and projects to do assist with, after-school activities to take the kiddos to and daily lunches to prepare. The Christmas break was definitely needed […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
The kids are back in school, which means that I’m back in the business of making lunch every day. This is the part of “back to school” that is bittersweet for me. Most days they take leftovers to school which is really easy to pull together. I usually give them a fruit or vegetable, and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on When School Lunch Is A Snack Lunch
Life is busy, especially lately since we’re still (yes!) getting used to the idea of being back in school – on this fifth week of school! So I look for ways to make it easier everywhere I can. Like school lunches. Since my son started kindergarten and had to bring his own lunch for school, we’ve […]Continue Reading... 20 Comments.
There’s something about comfort food that is amazingly so…comforting. I’m not sure what about particular foods make us feel so warm and fuzzy inside because they’re not always the foods we grew up with or even loved for ages. For my kids, their #1 comfort food is macaroni and cheese. And they’re quite the connoisseurs. […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
In Oregon, most of our kids head back to school next week after our final hurrah over Labor Day weekend. I know that this sounds late to a lot of parents, but it’s something that we’re used to out here and truly appreciate since summer doesn’t kick in until July 4th. I know it sounds […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I’ve lost track of how many days my daughter’s lunch box comes home and there’s hardly a difference from when I packed it that morning. I know she doesn’t have much time at school to eat her whole lunch, but I know that there’s other problems that lead to the uneaten lunch, like that she’s […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I can’t make this stuff up. If you’ve missed what has become the funniest video out there on an incredibly concerning and serious topic this weekend, here’s Kermit the Frog himself sharing his thoughts on this ridiculousness. Really. While it’s implorable that our government would consider pizza as a vegetable, sadly it’s reality. Here’s a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Yeah, it’s that time of year where I pull out the ghostly fun cookie cutters and give the classic Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich a seasonal update. It takes about two extra minutes and the kids think a ghost sandwich is way better than a square. Do you do anything special for Halloween lunches? Wondering […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.