Love Letters and Lunch Boxes…

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As a full time working mom, there are times when I want to feel connected to my children during their school day.  They might be feeling under the weather, or struggling with a topic, and leaving a note in their lunch box reminds them I am here for them.   I do this because I know how it feels to receive a note from my husband.  We are together 16 years and married for 15 of those years!  From the beginning, he left notes of encouragement, love, poetry and songs.  I will admit as the years have gone by, and life being so busy with three children, a dog and a rabbit, they are fewer and far between.  But now, more than ever, they are so special.  They are unexpected, and arrive when I need them most.

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Back to School Lunch Box Ideas!

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Heading back to school after the holidays is always a great time to start new routines, and that includes healthy and interesting lunch boxes!  Children need nutrients to feed their brain and energy for activities like sport and dance.  I have been browsing the net for some inspiration for my own children and thought I might share some of the great ideas out there.

The Family Corner has loads of really healthy lunches.  Just glancing at some of the pictures can inspire new ideas!

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School holidays and a ‘NOT Bummer Summer’!

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When it comes to school holidays, I sometimes think I am more excited than the children.  It’s a long awaited break from the routine; school runs, after school activities and weekend sport.  When we moved back to Dublin last September, it was done in a bit of a hurry and not well organized.  To be honest, it was chaotic!   The new school was chosen, and before we knew it we were waving goodbye, saying ‘have a great day, learn something!’. From that moment on there was a steady stream of requests to attend extra curricular activities: sports, dancing, and math’s club to name a few.  Since we were in chaotic mode and deeply aware that our children were uprooted with no warning, we said yes to many of the activities, too many in fact!! My reputation would be one of organization and my dream would be to have a command center, like the one on Young House Love.

Young House Love Command Centre

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