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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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Back to School: Planning Awesome After-School Snacks

Back to School: Planning Awesome After-School Snacks

| August 31, 2012 | 8 Comments

What is it with kids and snacks? Mine barely get off the bus before they are asking for a snack and wondering what it will be. Since an after school snack was a part of my childhood, I always try to oblige with something tasty (and nutritious!). But my husband always questions this, wondering if […]

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Teachers Help Us Shape Our Lives

Teachers Help Us Shape Our Lives

| August 29, 2012 | 2 Comments

It’s come up a few times in recent days. On Facebook, a high school classmate posted about heading back to work as a teacher after maternity leave. In her post, she asked her friends to share good memories of teachers that stood out for them as inspiration. The post was flooded with responses honoring many […]

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Quick Barbecue Cheddar Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions

Quick Barbecue Cheddar Sausage Sandwiches with Balsamic Onions

| August 29, 2012 | 4 Comments

During the last school year, we fell into a terrible habit. Whenever a weeknight was busy, I would pretty much toss my hands in the air and yell “takeout!” Ok, maybe it was more figurative than actual hand flinging and yelling, but ultimately, the result was the same. We spend way too much money ordering […]

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