Posts made in August, 2013

mama jess back to school tip #2 – plan for lunch packing

Posted by on Aug 13, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on mama jess back to school tip #2 – plan for lunch packing

Hello! Today we are doing a simple exercise wiith our kids. Give them 4 food categories: Veggie/Fruit/Good Grain/Good Protein and make a list of the items they like for their lunch in each category. They must pick one thing from each food category every day in their lunch. Make this a goal (it’s okay if you are working towards fulfilling one category). This is a great start to our grocery list for the first week of school. Remember that every kid will be different and have different likes and dislikes. By planning ahead there are no surprises and we will be prepared to fill our children’s tummy with healthy lunches. Kids feel important when you make them a...

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mama jess back to school tip #1 – lunch box cleaning

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in blog | Comments Off on mama jess back to school tip #1 – lunch box cleaning

Hello friends – We are starting our Mama Jess Back to School Tips today – some of our friends have already started (we love seeing those back to school pics on FB!)  and some of you lucky ones don’t start until after Labor Day! Either way, these tips are great to do BEFORE the kiddos start or even AFTER they’ve begun (mom might have a little more free time then?!). TIP #1 – Clean those lunch boxes, snack bags, containers, water bottles, etc. I just cleared out our whole cabinet full of lunch containers and water bottles. I wiped out the cabinet itself, then went through everything else and made sure they had their matching...

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