Posts Tagged ‘lunch’

Gifts for the Active and Outdoor Dad: Father’s Day 2017

Finding the perfect Father’s Day gift for the special one in your life can often feel like a daunting task — but it doesn’t have to be! For the dad who would rather spend his time being active or enjoying the outdoors, we’ve got you covered on the perfect gift ideas just for them. From must-have workout gear to convenient baby carriers, we’ve compiled a list of our top picks that he will love and actually use this year!

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Make Your Own Mayo

Mayonnaise is a staple in most every American household. From a simple turkey sandwich, to pasta and tuna salads, to snack foods and dinner entrees, mayo is a crowd pleaser and a palate pleaser. Instead of settling for the unwanted and mysterious ingredients in major mayo store brands, don’t you think something with a bit less sugar and preservatives and made with real ingredients sounds more enticing? We’re here to give you a healthier mayo fix by showing you how to whip up your own homemade mayonnaise in 15 minutes with 5 ingredients!

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10 Quick & Healthy Snacks For Toddlers

You want to help your kids nourish and energize their little bodies with the best foods that you can get your hands on. Unfortunately, fresh doesn’t always go hand in hand with quick and easy. Luckily, there are many food companies out there that take using the best ingredients in their snacks very seriously. Today we have compiled some great snack options for your kids when you need something that is not only great for grab and go but also delicious.  

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Hilariously Honest Ways to Try and Get Your Kids to Eat

Motherhood, in some ways, is like a well-orchestrated magic act.  Clever rouses, schemes, fuzzy fabrics, glitter and glue hide our real motivation: surviving and hoping our kids turn out ok in the end.  These tricks-of-the-eye apply to the health and well being of our kiddies too.  Trying to get your kids to eat a healthy meal can be more impossible than finding the one, small particular green lego that your 6 year old wants from his huge bin of legos.  This is where mamas need to get clever.  Some moms are lucky and are born with fantastic eaters, but others are, welllll, not so lucky. It is that group of moms that have become experts in the three-ring circus act that most non-parents call “dinner time”. These slights of hand, imaginative stories and clever songs are what we use to survive the Battle of Dinner, night after night…and some of them are pretty funny. 

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5 Ways to Make School Lunch Fun!

5 Ways to Make School Lunch Fun! OPTION ONE (1)

The kids are going back to school and you have so much on your mind in terms of getting them ready – clothes, books and supplies.  And, you almost forgot, you are faced with another year of packing lunches!  Not only do we have excellent resources like our post on Simple & Healthy School Lunch Ideas but this post is dedicated to making those kid lunches fun.  Not crafty or creative?  Don’t worry!  We have done all the work and it is easy to turn boring school lunches into masterpieces!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Manners: At the Dinner Table

A Beginners Guide to Manners- At the Dinner Table

We all want to raise our children to be polite, well-mannered and behaved. Having good manners begins at home and needs to be taught. We’ve all seen those kids acting crazy, running amok and not listening to their parents, and have often been on the receiving end of that behavior. It’s not a pretty sight. Kids are not born knowing proper behavior for varying situations; they need to be taught and have the opportunity to practice them again and again and again. The best place is to practice it at home and can begin at a very young age! Kids as young as one can be taught to say please and thank you and as they grow can learn more and more.

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