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Kid-Approved Packed Lunches Without Sandwiches

If you’ve been following along with my lunch-packing tips over the last couple of weeks, you have seen 50+ Creative School Lunch Ideas and 5 tips for easier lunch packing. In the 5 tips post, one of the first tips I share is to get your kids involved. Let me tell you something. I set out to do this post today, violating my own rules. My plan was to create 4 lunches, each with its own main dish and unique side dishes. The girls were playing Barbies in the living room, Joe was working on some watermelon ice cream (coming … Read more

6 Tips for Easier Lunch Packing

                                  With homeschool co-op starting next week and regular schools starting around the same time, you are undoubtedly starting to think about packing lunches. Keep reading for lunch packing tips. If you are looking for lunch content, head over to this post for 50+ creative school lunch ideas. To begin to prepare for our lunch packing, we headed to our local Walmart (Allie’s favorite place on earth). The kids had their lists – Goldfish crackers, fresh fruit, and cheese. I had my list – … Read more

50+ Creative School Lunch Ideas

I was excited to do a sponsored post for Rubbermaid LunchBlox because we pack a lot of lunches, we are always on the lookout for new lunch containers, and we really like the quality of the Rubbermaid brand of containers. The package with the LunchBlox arrived during a week of music camp for Grace. She immediately took the package and used it to pack her lunch for the following day. The containers are awesome because they come in a variety of sizes, perfect for the variety of foods in a healthy meal. For some families, summer means a reprieve from packing … Read more

Dad, We Have to Have a Little Talk

Last week, Grace and I went to the grocery store. As always, Grace drove a car attached to my cart, honking and checking out the products near the floor. Just past the produce department, we ran into my calculus teacher from high school – a woman I adored then and continue to adore. I parked our car cart and proceeded to chat with my former teacher and colleague (who’s been retired now for a few years). By the time we finished chatting, Grace had spied some gumdrops. You know, the ones in the display where I parked the cart. D’oh! … Read more

Back to School Tip: Make Mornings Easier by Planning Ahead

Lunch packing tips & ideas for kids or adults - Whether it's back to school time or not, most of us pack lunches every day. Make lunches fun and simple with these good ideas for work, school, or road trip meals!

It’s Back to School time already. Personal feelings aside, we have to get ready for the school year ahead. A big part of the school year in our house is packing lunches. I gathered a lot of great tips for packing lunches at the Sara Lee Back to School Nutrition Summit, and I’m going to share them with you (in small, themed chunks) over the next week or two. My first bunch of tips: Plan Ahead to Make Mornings Easier There are a lot of things you can do on the weekend (and some you can start doing now) to … Read more