What tastes better than a cold treat on hot summer day? Whether it’s a big scoop of ice cream or your favorite flavored popsicle, all it takes it one bite to cool you down and satisfy those tastebuds. Unfortunately, these treats aren’t always the healthiest snack to grab, but they sure do taste like heaven.…… Continue reading DIY Popsicles to Keep you Cool this Summer
It’s that time of year again! Our chefs have been working hard to come up with even more delicious recipes for your kids. This winter, Smart Lunches’ menu features 9 new menu options! Plus, we’ve spiced up our mix to include even more everyday variety. We continue to offer 5-7 hot & cold options each day and…… Continue reading Introducing: New Winter Menu Items!
Because it’s a late night affair, New Year’s Eve parties are often for the adults. This year, save money on babysitters, and enjoy celebrating New Year’s with the kids! The turning of the New Year is a special, and often a significant time for people to start fresh or work on personal goals. Getting your children involved…… Continue reading 7 New Year’s Traditions to Start with the Kids
Bundle up, it’s officially here! Today, Wednesday December 21st is the first day of winter. This is also known as the winter solstice for citizens living north of the equator. (Solstices south of the equator are opposite— therefore, their December 21st is a summer solstice.) So what does winter solstice mean? The change of the seasons is a wonderful part…… Continue reading What is Winter Solstice?
During the Thanksgiving season we are reminded to stop, take a break from our busy schedules, and reflect on the wonderful gifts around us. Family, friends, health, and home are just a few of many things to be grateful for. While Thanksgiving is a special time, gratitude is something that should be practiced year round simply because…… Continue reading Teaching Gratitude
We all know how it can be with picky eaters—especially during the holidays. The holidays are a time when families cook seasonal and festive dishes, but some kids only want their classic favorites. We get it, chicken fingers and plain pasta are delicious! But.. it can be hard on the host to make separate meals for kids.…… Continue reading 5 Thanksgiving Recipes Your Picky Eaters Might Actually Love!
As our children grow up, we, as parents, hope to do what’s best for them. Kids enjoy and need exercise, so we enroll them in sports. Children benefit from socializing, so we schedule play dates. One possible extracurricular that can sometimes go forgotten during the business of parenting, is music— or more specifically, learning to play a musical instrument.…… Continue reading 9 Ways Playing a Musical Instrument Will Benefit Your Child