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School Lunch Survival Hacks & Tips to Live By

With back-to-school season on the horizon, we asked savvy moms across the web to share how they stay organized, find inspiring lunch ideas and get their kids to actually eat their entire meal.

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How to Make Back-to-School Special for Little Ones Still at Home

The hallmarks of the back-to-school season look different for younger siblings, but with intentionality and planning, they can still signal excitement, structure, and promise for what’s to come.

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And Then There Was One: End of Summer Preschool Camps

Check out these gymnastics, sports, and nature camps that are perfect for your youngest campers during the late summer.

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Strategies to Encourage Your Kids to Eat Their Lunch

“Frustrated by school lunches going untouched? The good news, we’ve got easy strategies that you can use to encourage kids to eat their school lunch.”

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Your #1 Goal This School Year? Practicing Compassion

“Being compassionate toward yourself and your family members is all-important right now. It doesn’t mean that you are lowering your standards; it means that you need new standards for these new times.”

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5 Top-Rated Lunch Boxes for Kids on Amazon

Tons of 5-star reviews mean these lunch bags will be a hit this school year.

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5 New & Cool Mom-Invented Products We Can’t Stop Talking About

Meet these fearless moms and their cool inventions including foldable travel gear, nostalgic kid’s clothes and a mealtime collaboration with Ayesha Curry.

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Why Bento Boxes Don’t Make Me a Mom

A bit of mom reality. Bento boxes included.

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The other day my middle schooler came home from school and told me he got a a demerit because he was laughing with his friends in the…

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Study Shows Parents Are Stressing Over Lunches. Here’s Why

Find lunch packing a stressful task? A recent study found you’re not alone.

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10 Things to Do Before Summer Is Over

Before you say bon voyage to summer make sure you check out our list of last hurrahs.

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Toca Boca Gear Is Coming to Target and It’s Even More Awesome Than the Apps

This brand new line is the perfect excuse to start your back-to-school shopping now.

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Beat Bugs Toys Are Officially Available, but Only at Target

Take the Beat Bugs mania into playtime with this new line of toys inspired by the show.

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One Cool Thing: LEGO Backpacks

If you’ve got a LEGO fan in your house, you’ll want to read all about the coolest new gear just for them!

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Daycare or Bust: Everything Your Baby Needs On the First Day

Baby isn’t heading back to school, but if daycare is in his future, here’s what you should stock up on before the first day.

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Today Is Recycle Day

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Today Is Recycle Day

Everything old is new again.

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Try this trick to transform an old jug into one of the cutest lunch boxes in town.

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Piles of papers are commonplace so why not try one of…

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7 Great Stores with Play Areas

Where do you find quality clothes at outstanding prices, along with some fun thrown in too? Here’s your insider’s guide to consignment clothes for kiddos.

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Drive to Distraction: 7 Roadside Spots to Stop in Georgia

Before you load up the van, read up on these area attractions that are not to be missed.

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A Cooling Pad for Hot Stroller Rides

It’s like the ice packs you put in lunch boxes, but for baby bums. Find out about the newest product we’re raving about.

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Lunch Bunch! 3 New Cookbooks for Great School Meals

To beat the lunch box blues, we’ve reviewed three new school lunch cookbooks, by some of our favorite foodies, that bring fresh, fun ideas to the table and will help you leave that boring midday meal behind.

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Taco Bento Lunch Box

Lunch boxes are no longer just a place where PB&J and fruit juice packs rule. In fact, packing a lunch has become an art — you want your kids to nosh on healthy (and tasty) food without making the choices…

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Your Ultimate Back to School Guide

In order to make your transition the smoothest its ever been, we’ve compiled our ultimate back to school guide. From tips for must-have gear and apparel to lunch time meals your kids will gobble up, read on to discover everything you need to head back to school in style.

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A Portland Neighborhood That’s Cooler Than You Think

Let’s face it, everyone thinks Milwaukie is the least hip Portland suburb, but the myth doesn’t match up with reality. Okay, it’s true that the stretch along Southeast McLoughlin is a strip-mall nightmare. But Downtown Milwaukie is another story. Hop…

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SchoolHouse Rock: Win 20 Awesome Back To School Essentials

As summertime winds down, it’s about time for some back-to-school excitement—and we’ve got just the thing! We’ve partnered with 20 of our awesome friends to make sure your family’s school year starts off with a bang. Enter to win amazing…

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Juice Box Applesauce

Who doesn’t love warm homemade apple sauce? Yummy. This easy to prepare recipe will give you some serious mommy points with the little ones. Delicious when paired with Greek yogurt for breakfast or served alongside some Graham crackers for an…

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Kick Off Earth Month With 20% Off Kids Konserve!

Celebrate the Earth Month with a 20% discount on one of our favorite earth friendly kids products! By making little changes in our daily life you can make the earth a greener and happier place for all of us! A…

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Green Eggs and Ham

When you drop your kiddo at preschool, you can’t help but admire all the adorable eco-friendly lunch boxes, reusable snack bags and stainless steel sippy cups lining the cubbies. You look down at your own juice-boxed, saran-wrapped landfill-destined mess and…

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