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Treats at School

After I wrote this year’s Halloween mantras — “The Post About the Treats” — I got a pretty nice response from several people who said that the philosophy J. and I adhere to these days, as far as all that … Continue reading

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The Post About the Treats

Every year around this time, as people’s thoughts turn to Halloween, I see a lot of questions floating around the internet.  What should we do about the candy?  Do we let our kids have candy?  Why can’t Halloween be done … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part VI

I can’t believe we’re done. After six weeks of sharing lunchbox recipes with you, six at a time, I’ve reached the end of the series.  I’m not going to lie — it’s been tons of fun, and I’ve enjoyed it, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part V

Here in RI, we’re just starting the third (well, okay, sort second-and-a-half?) week of school.  I’ve heard from readers whose kids have been back well over a month, people whose kids are just getting started, and everyone in between.  As … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part IV

It’s hard to believe that we’re already halfway through my six-week series on lunch packing.  So far, I’ve shared eighteen new lunch ideas with you: six each in the Easy Bites, Mini-Meals, and Stuff in Other Stuff categories.  Hopefully, as … Continue reading

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Experimentation: September Meal Plan

The September meal plan can’t really be here.  It was NINETY degrees today, for heaven’s sake.  It cannot possibly be time to do this again, already. And yet, here I am, faced with a calendar that stubbornly insists that yes, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part III

I’m a bundle of nerves. Tomorrow morning, L. and I are going to his brand-new school for a half-day orientation.  It’s the start of kindergarten.  It’s a BIG DEAL. I know what he’s wearing – his school will require a … Continue reading

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Preservation: Part Three

TOMATOES. Let’s be honest, kids.  We’re all just in this summer produce thing for the tomatoes, right? There’s an unmistakable difference between ANY fresh, in-season produce, and its evil doppelganger, the out-of-season grocery-store version.   However, I know I can’t be … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part Two

Welcome to Week Two of our Menu Mondays Lunchbox series!  By now, if your kids are not actually back at school yet, the day must be drawing very, very near.  I know L.’s practically too excited to sleep these days, … Continue reading

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Monday Menus: Lunchbox Edition, Part 1

It’s really not possible that it’s back-to-school time already, Is it? I feel like I just got STARTED on enjoying all the wonderfulness that summer has to offer.  I know it’s strange – J. and I still work full-time, no … Continue reading

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