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Caprese Sliders

Caprese Sliders

| August 26, 2013 | 1 Comment

Looking for a quick and easy recipe with a fresh seasonal twist? If you love tomatoes, these Caprese Sliders are for you. With all I’ve been writing about back to school season, you’d think that I was among the parents who weaned their children off later bedtimes and sleeping-in weeks in advance so that they […]

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Creating a Kid-Friendly Breakfast Nook

Creating a Kid-Friendly Breakfast Nook

| August 23, 2013 | 4 Comments

Our breakfast nook is finally ready for school. That’s a good thing. I shocked a lot of people when I announced at the beginning of summer that my kids would have to make their own breakfasts when they head back to school — the kids included. I mean, can a 5 1/2-year-old and 8-year-old really […]

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

| August 20, 2013 | 6 Comments

Chicken, ham and cheese … this is one of those combinations that just gets me excited. And the addition of honey mustard? It makes this quick and easy recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps just perfect. Ever since I made these wraps, Paige has been talking about them. These are one of the things she’s […]

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Back to School: Tips for Easier Lunch Box Packing

Back to School: Tips for Easier Lunch Box Packing

| August 19, 2013 | 3 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. #BTSIdeas #cbias One week from tomorrow, I will pack up two lunch boxes early in the morning. For the first time since June, I will […]

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Lunch Box Find: Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dips

Lunch Box Find: Heluva Good! Greek Style Yogurt Dips

| August 15, 2013 | 4 Comments

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for Heluva Good! I received a product sample to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. All opinions are my own. We’re not a family that does sandwiches for lunch everyday. We like sandwiches — and some days, […]

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10 Tips for Easy, Fun Bento Style Lunches

10 Tips for Easy, Fun Bento Style Lunches

| August 13, 2013 | 7 Comments

This post is sponsored by Jarlsberg USA. All opinions, as always, are my own. Have you seen the flurry of bento style lunchboxes that are infiltrating stores everywhere these days? No longer do you have to Google and special order the cute little compartmentalized containers to make up a buffet of deliciousness for the kids […]

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Lunch Box Safety: How to Pack Safer Lunches for Your Kids

Lunch Box Safety: How to Pack Safer Lunches for Your Kids

| August 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Don’t look now, but school is starting soon. Heck, for some it’s already started. I spied the first official Back to School photo snapped by a friend in Arizona this morning … which means lots of other friends around the country aren’t far behind. Here in Connecticut, we still have a few weeks to go. […]

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Lunch Box Ideas from Weelicious and Odwalla

Lunch Box Ideas from Weelicious and Odwalla

| September 5, 2012 | 2 Comments

I was delighted to be asked by BlogHer to share this episode of Weelicious Lunch Crunch sponsored by Odwalla Fruit Smoothies For Kids with my readers. Enjoy! Just so you know, I really love this fabulous idea for a kid-friendly, creative lunch for school. And considering that my kids are pancake-lovers, it’s right up our […]

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Back to School: Hosting a Back to School Party (And a Giveaway!)

Back to School: Hosting a Back to School Party (And a Giveaway!)

| August 31, 2012 | 12 Comments

Going back to school can be bittersweet. For families with school age children, it represents the unofficial end of summer and the return of structure. On a more personal level, it is the end of lazy beach days, casual outings and schedule-free days. But the smell of freshly sharpened pencils and school bags packed with […]

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Back to School: What’s for Dinner?

Back to School: What’s for Dinner?

| August 31, 2012 | 6 Comments

Sometimes, the very idea of making dinner is akin to torture. Between the activities, school, work and life, there are nights where the big dinner decision doesn’t happen until the absolute last minute. It ends up being a very stressful thing, which is never good. Fortunately, there are some great meals that can be whipped […]

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