Heading back to school can be a little daunting, for both mother and child. I have one boy that loves getting back into it, while another would be happy to never attend school again. All we need is a little organisation and we are on fire...again.
To get my boys excited about school, we will head out for a day of fun. First we head down to our local cafe for a cuppa ( cookie for them, chai for me) and discuss what things they may need for back to school supplies. I let them pick the colours and style of bag etc that they want. If you need to keep them to a budget ( I mean who dosen't , right?) then give them the option of what ones are affordable and let them make the final choice. This helps them to feel good about them selves as they can make choices that make them happy while also making Mum and Dad happy too.
Kade heads off to year six this year and is sooo excited he has his pen licence. The type of pen is super important to him. "It must be a clicky pen , Mum" . Well if that is all he needs to be happy in year six then choose that clicky pen, my child.
Now, I know many Mums (and Dads) are concerned about what goes into the lunch box to help their child stay satisfies, full of concentration in the classroom and energy for a day of play at school.
Below is an example of a "good" and a "bad" lunch box.
When I put this picture on my facebook page late last year, I was surprised at how many people shared this image around. It is really shocking to know that our children are consuming so many additives in just one meal. So stay tuned as more images like this one above will make there way to my blog, to help shed some much needed light on school lunch boxes and harmful food additives. Every day until school goes back, keep an eye out as Additive Free Pantry takes all of the stress out of Back to School.
Recipe, ideas and more right here every day till school heads back....