The Easiest Hour is Lunch!

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The moms say it takes a village and they are right.  School was about to start and a group of us were talking about the challenge facing us all – school lunch.  I wanted my daughter to make her lunch the night before but all I heard was “Mom, what should I make, Mom, we don’t have any xxx(fill in the blank here), Mom, I’ll do it in the morning before school(we all know that won’t happen!).  So my friend Anne started a facebook group where all the moms could post their suggestions – healthy ideas, snack ideas, breakfast, lunch, easy dinners.  And then I read a post that smacked me in the face.  Make a menu.  Like they do at the public schools.  That was TOO EASY.

OK, so who hates it when you have to pack your lunch every night?  And you don’t know what to pack.  Well, me and my mom made a menu of all the things I like and we posted it on the fridge.  It tells me what to pack like a chicken caesar salad with chips and fruit and it’s so easy that you should go to your mom and ask her to make you one too.

 

We are now in week 4.  This super easy plan is a complete GAME CHANGER.  Create a word document, add pictures, dates to cross off and DONE.  If I am traveling for work, life becomes even easier for my husband since there are no questions.

Nicole, you have changed the way we function so THANK YOU!  The bonus – Nicole shared a photo of her pantry in our Facebook group.  Super organized with clear stackable containers.  So, of course, I had to do a quick Amazon search and buy them too.  Now everyone can grab a KIND bar, a bag of dried apricots or Pirate’s Booty and get lunch ready super fast!

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First Day of School 2018-2019

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I know we are all excited for school to start. My mom loves first day of school pictures. I mean she goes crazy about them. She takes photos of me, my friends, my school, she even decorates the breakfast table. My mom always needs a good first day of school sign. So if you need one just look right down there!

First Day of School Signs:

First Day of School Interviews:

I want to thank all of the bloggers that I linked to for all of their cool first day of school art!

– Brielle

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BK’s Book-Marks – The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero

I just returned home from sleep away camp and before I left, I read The Misadventures of Max Crumbly 1: Locker Hero by Rachel Renée Russell.  Here are the answers to Mom’s four questions.

What is the book about?

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Max C. keeps getting thrown into his locker by Thug Thurston, the school bully.  He gets stuck on Friday when there is a 3 day weekend.  He has to find his way out, defeat burglars and keep his dad’s comic book safe.  Can he do that all in one weekend with the help from his friend Erin?  Read the Misadventures of Max Crumbly: Locker Hero to find out!

What is your favorite part?

My favorite part was when Erin let him out of his locker and she is so surprised to see him in there.

Anything in the book that parents should know about?

Yes.  There is a burglary and bullys.

Why do you think other kids should read this book?

It is really funny and it has these weird, handwritten raps(it is a cool song).

Rating: 5 out of 5 Book-Marks

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BK’s Book-Marks – Smile

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I recently read Smile by Raina Telgemeier.  Here are the answers to Mom’s four questions.

What is the book about?

A 6th grader named Raina fell and severely injured her two top front teeth. She had to go through braces, headgear, and a retainer with fake teeth. It goes from middle school to high school. She also has to deal with boy drama, a huge earthquake, and friends who are not the best of friends. Can she finally smile with all of this drama going on? Read Smile to find out!

What is your favorite part?

I liked her reaction when she got pantsed in the courtyard. It was her standing up for herself and this is a big life lesson.

Anything in the book that parents should know about? 

Hey parents! In one part they play spin the bottle, which is gross! So I would advise that no one under 8 should read it. P.S. 8-year olds can read it.

Why do you think other kids should read this book?

I like this book because it relates to me.   I have had problems similar to her like I have braces, some not-so-nice friends and I learned that I should try new things.  For example, I am trying to learn how to play the ukelele.

Rating: 5 out of 5 bookmarks

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