It’s that time of year again, when we reflect on the past year and what we want to change in this brand new year coming up. How many New Years Resolutions do you want to set and how many do you intend on achieving? New goals, can help make this year better like focusing on eating healthier, losing weight, getting more organized or trying something new.
Put yourself to the challenge, don’t give up so easily in the second week of January, because the diet you started on New Years day has gotten old or cleaning out the garage is not quite finished. From being more organized, trying a new craft to saving for those pair of shoes you thought you could only dream of wearing, every day of 2017 can be a day closer to the goals you set for the new year and maybe a few you want to add on to your list.
We have put a board with ten pins to start with on Pinterest to help us visualize our goals called Inspire Me 2017. There is plenty of inspiration at Pinterest… redecorating, recipes, crafts, travel, reading a new book, hair styles, and so much more.
We find this easier than following a list and checking things off. The photos do the talking. Take a look at the board and maybe do one of your own. You can make your board private or share it with the world, who knows maybe one of your goals will inspire someone else and make their life better.
If you pack school lunches you know that your child is getting a well balanced meal to carry them through the rest of their school day. Plan some surprises included in their lunches to give them a smile.
Here are some idea’s to get your creativity going…
You could write on a napkin or a note card to let them know you are thinking of them with a smiley face and a special saying. You could also Give them something to look forward by writing about an after school activity they would enjoy like, “Making cookies after school and need my helper”, etc. Make them laugh by including a joke or a riddle to figure out. You can get jokes, riddles and so much more learning activities at Ducksters.com and EnchantedLearning.com.
Packing fruit? Write a note on a banana. Simply take a toothpick and write or draw on the skin part of the banana. As the oxidation takes place during the day, by the time your little on opens their lunch box, the words or drawing will be darker and easy to read. The banana will not be affected as long as you do not go to deep with the toothpick.
Kids love finger foods and you can make them fun by cutting shapes out of their sandwiches and some fruits. Give them hearts, stars, half moons, animals shapes and seasonal figures like snowmen with cookie cutters. Cut out shapes from watermelon, pineapple, cantaloupe and more. Food that looks fun and appetizing will be intriguing to them and for those healthy foods that you want them to eat but they are not to crazy about, cut them into shapes or and your chances will better.
For more ideas for packing healthy school lunches go to Momables.com where they Allergy and Gluten Free Recipes and more.