Lunch dessert for kids is a slippery slope (not unlike lunch beer for adults). If you give in too often, it becomes expected, demanded even. And if you never give in, well that’s no fun and who wants to be multigrain-with-sprouts-mom all of the time? When my daughter made me an elaborate thank you card […]


As soon as school started, my daughter came home going on and on about this Eco Can that her friend Harriet had, and how much she wanted one. I’ve been disappointed with the choices out there for what we can send her water to school in (we use the Klean Kanteen, which leaks if you […]


We’re now at the end of the year with our Goodbyn bento box and I have to revise my original skepticism about the “flimsiness” of the product. It is a FANTASTIC lunchbox that has retained its perfect seal after hundreds of dishwasher cycles–not to mention daily abuse in backpacks that get thrown onto cement playgrounds. […]

turkey log

Necessity is most definitely the mother of invention. Last night we were trying to sell in a turkey burger to our daughter, but we had no buns…except…hot dog buns. So my husband seasoned the turkey, rolled it into a log shape, and pan fried it in a little bit of butter, turning it regularly to […]


Actually, after this went up, Kira emailed me to say that we had posted the wrong model. She’s a stickler for details, which is why we live by her recommendations! I am crazy for the lunch bowls from Happy Tiffin. I’ve tried every single reuseable lunch container there is and these don’t leak, come in […]

1st day

We figured, as much as we want to suspend the start of school (more for us, because it means summer is over, for us–we’re actually started getting excited for them to go back to school around mid-August), we can’t ignore it anymore. So here’s our list of some great posts we’ve found, that we’ll be […]


Our daughter loves soba and udon noodles for lunch. In another post, I’ll explain my one pot-10 minute solution to making that fresh for her on a busy school/work morning. But here, I want to share a lightbulb moment we had the other night. Usually, I wouldn’t think about bringing home a 3-4 inch piece […]

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