We Survived Week Two of Back to School

School started on August 26th, it was a bittersweet day for me. I was excited to be able to work 5 hour days from home again, but also going to miss all four of the kids after our terrific Summer together. Then on day two I was bringing the boys into their school and K-man just lost it. He spent about six days of being in tears at every drop off. It killed me. I had to be strong, swift yet loving with drop off to school as a means to keep hope that he would stop having such anxiety […]

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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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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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