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.
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!