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Let’s Do Lunch: Day Camp Round-Up

I’m happy to report that Jack had a great time at his first day camp experience this week. He made a new friend, a boy who is going into second grade at (coincidentally) the same school Jack’s going to. I’m thrilled that he had so much fun! Derek and I had some good bonding time … Continue reading

Lunch-Making Essentials

It’s back-to-school time, and I’ve received a few requests for a “lunch-making essentials” post. Two of the questions I get most often are, “Does making cute lunches take a lot of time?” (another variation on this question is, “There’s no way I have enough time to do that”) and “Do you need a lot of … Continue reading

Let’s Do Lunch: Day One of “Space Camp”

I know many kids are already back in school, but our district doesn’t start until after Labor Day, so I enrolled Jack in a day camp for this week. The theme for this week is space exploration, so half the time, the kids will be learning about planets and space travel, including building and launching … Continue reading

Maple Salmon

Last week, I decided to cut sugar and refined carbohydrates out of my diet for a month (note that I didn’t say I cut out carbs — that would be impossible for me!), and although I’m doing well so far, I did find myself craving something sweet (other than fruit) for dinner. By the way, … Continue reading

Fruit “Pizza”

I’m back after a very long hiatus! The boys and I have been in northern lower Michigan for the past month (Johnny joined us for the last two weeks). Every summer, my in-laws fly us up to their cottage. Johnny spent most of his childhood summers there, and it’s very special to us to have … Continue reading