Dine out at a discount

It would be fair to say that no one enjoys the hardships of the weekly food shop, whether it be Mum, Dad or the children, it is frankly a period of time where stress boils over and arguments erupt. However, due to our current economic climate, many are having to cut back on their expenditure and the necessities in life are now more prominent than the luxuries. That weekly food shop starts to drag as time is taken to compare prices and seek out the special offers that are available! …However, there is still hope yet thanks to MyDeals.com who […]

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Healthy Fuel for your Kids Snacks or Cold Lunches

The debate, or rather she hoped it was a debate, started when I told my daughter she would be having cold lunches this year with the option of hot lunch from the school only once per week. There was no real debate because even though the kids know how to vote, the rule is I am boss and while I take in their opinions, I do have the final ruling or decision to make. I recently tested out Dole Real Fruit Bites and they were so delicious and nutritious, which means the kids will surely have some of those during […]

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Gerber® Graduates® Grabbers™ Squeezable Fruit and Fruit and Vegetable Pouches

My sons were able to try a new addition to their lunch and daytime snack routine with Gerber® Graduates® Grabbers™ Squeezable Fruit and Fruit and Vegetable Pouches! Take note, my son Aj rarely smiles for a picture and he totally was happy about this new snack idea that he smiled right away holding it up for me to take a pic! Apparently Aj had seen kids in his class have snacks similar or the same as the Gerber® Graduates® Grabbers™ Squeezable Fruit and Fruit and Vegetable Pouches this year in Kindergarten. I was excited to hear that he was familiar […]

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I Sit Alone At Lunch; Allergy is for Aj ??

This is Aj’s first week in school and every day after school I ask him how his day went. It’s like pulling teeth to get this kid to talk, he is the silent type after all. Eventually I get a full day story through out the evening together and while we sat at dinner Aj told Ki and me about his lunch time. Aj says he sits alone at lunch, with no body else. Aj sits at a table that has his name on it so it’s HIS table and no one else can sit there. He’s talking away and […]

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Refusal To Give Child Hot Lunch

My daughter has eaten hot lunch for the past three years of school and after watching Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution a few times I began to question if my daughter was eating too many calories at school for lunch. Another bad habit my daughter started getting into one year was eating breakfast at school after I fed her breakfast. Ki would ride the bus to school & then join her friends for breakfast. I was not impressed! Hopefully this year that won’t happen. After seeing just how many calories are in chocolate milk and some school lunches across the nation […]

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Yummy Yummy Lunchables For Your Tummy

Okay so you are probably thinking, more like “yummy yummy for my child’s tummy”, but seriously there are a lot of adults who eat Lunchables too! Over the last few years, Lunchables has worked hard to improve their products by reducing overall sodium content, fat and calories by at least 20% throughout their product lines, and adding spring water and fruit to various lunches. Newly available options such as the Chicken and American Sub Sandwich as well as Chicken Strips, along with old favorites like the Deep Dish Cheese Pizza, now come with DOLE Mandarin Oranges. Lunchables provides improved lunch […]

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That’s an Upside Down Number

My sons are pretty persistent when they want something to eat, but I try to keep snack time in between breakfast & lunch and lunch & dinner. I don’t like giving extra food, but AJ seems to especially love eating all day long. I finally got fed up with informing AJ that it is not okay to hit Mama and pull me or attempt to pick me up just because you don’t like the answer I am giving you. What do you do when a child is acting up and you are getting frustrated? Well I must admit that lately […]

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