Pepperidge Farm Goldfish– A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

While I generally tried to avoid mass produced packaged products, or at least opt for more wholesome brands, I am guilty of letting my daughter eat Pepperidge Farm Goldfish. It happens those times I find myself in a store that carries them, my daughter wants a fun snack and lights up at the cute critters. … Continue reading

Interesting Article: A Cell Phone Agreement with a 13 Year Old

While I would tweak the rules a bit for our family, I love that this parent is so thoughtful about the impact of an iPhone on her child. We need to take advantage of such teaching opportunities. In this case, we have to help our kids understand responsibility and boundaries, which can be as simple … Continue reading

NYC makes it easy to put your fruit and veggie scraps to good use

Old spinach container = make shift compost bin

New York city’s Green Markets offer locals a fantastic way to be part of an essential eco-system by connecting city dwellers with famers and artisanal producers. You get to enjoy fresh, local produce and products while supporting small scale farmers and producers. If you have been to a farmer’s market you know what I mean … Continue reading

Enchanted Woodland Birthday Party

My sweet little girl turned 4 this past February and to celebrate we hosted an Enchanted Woodland party for her. While she adores everything unicorn, I felt a mainly unicorn themed party would be limiting, so we went with an enchanted woodland which allowed me to work in unicorns and much more! This was Sofie’s … Continue reading

Kid Craft: Constructing Fairy/Elf Houses

Looking for a fun and very creative way to occupy kids (and adults) at a party or gathering? How about making darling elf and fairy houses? Whether you want to believe in the little enchanted creatures or not, these houses are fun to build. I have to admit the original  idea came from this lovely … Continue reading

School Lunch Supplies

For those of you still searching for the perfect school lunch gear for your kids, here are some of the go to items that I used to create and transport my toddler’s lunches last school year. You can see the fresh, healthy and fun lunches and some of the gear in the A Better Lunchbox … Continue reading

4th of July Gatherings and Food Allergies

With the upcoming holiday weekend I thought it might be a good time to share some thoughts, tips and product recommendations to help make gatherings a little easier on those families with food allergies. Unless you have someone with a food allergy in your family, it can be overwhelming to factor them in when hosting a get … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 42, Jun 20 – Jun 23 2011

Last week of school! I can’t believe my little sweetie has been in school a whole year. She has grown so much, it has just been amazing to watch. Looking forward to a summer of fun and wishing you the same! Monday Cream cheese and Strawberry Jam Sandwiches – organic multigrain bread, organic cream cheese, … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 41, Jun 13 – Jun 16 2011

Only one school meal this week, we tagged along with my husband on a work trip to Austin, TX. It was my first time there and despite the insane high temps (100+!) we had a wonderful time. A real foodie haven! A huge blog post to come on must “eats” if you find yourself in … Continue reading

A Better Lunchbox–Week 40, Jun 6 – Jun 9 2011

Monday  Rice balls – organic sushi rice molded into shapes and decorated with nori cut outs Broccoli – organic, steamed Pork chop – Organic, pounded thin, seasoned with garlic salt and pan seared in olive oil Blueberries – organic and local  Consumption: She left a few pieces of broccoli Tuesday – stayed home. Wednesday Organic … Continue reading