And just like that, we are back to school! This week, it doesn’t take more than a few swipes on Instagram to see proud parents posting pictures of their bright-eyed little ones with fresh hair cuts, new shoes and a chalkboard full of stats for the beginning of Grade ‘X’. Well-meaning parents load up their kids’ backpacks each morning with all the essentials, without giving much thought to the greater issue of how much is actually safe to saddle a growing child with?
Healthy Moms Blog
I love a good energy ball recipe or labor-intensive, homemade cheddar cheese cracker, but with the dog days of summer drawing to an end, I would much rather be out enjoying the sun than home watching the oven while I make my very own strawberry-raspberry chia fruit roll ups. I have spent hours scouring the health food aisles to find the most natural and healthiest snack options and have put together a toddler-approved list of some of my favorite lunch-box friendly (read: nut free) snacks.
The first day of school is weeks away and while we are still enjoying every moment of this lovely warm summer, I am starting to think ahead to getting organized for the coming school year. This means figuring out who needs new running shoes, new backpacks and the always important lunch gear.