Well, here it is, the first day of fall...as much as I tried to keep summer going it's over, sniff!
On the bright side (literally), the leaves are beginning to change and here in Pennsylvania it will soon be spectacular! Pumpkins are popping up all over and I for one can not wait to roast my first one. Ice hockey and dance are just beginning for my kids and we have settled into the school year routine.
My kids opt to pack lunch for school. They take a look at the month's cafeteria menu and circle one or two days that look interesting to them to buy, but other than that I pack it for them. I always tell my kids that I pack their lunch with love! I occasionally leave little notes in their lunchboxes and always say "I LOVE YOU" into it before I zip them up...they think I am nuts! I tell them that one day, when they go to open their lunch the whole cafeteria will hear " I LOOOOOOVE YOUUUUUU" kind of like the "Howler" letters in Harry Potter, hahahaha!! If only I could actually make that happen...my 11 year old son would die, lol!
In addition to the
silly, crazy, mom-way I pack their lunches, I am also choosy as to just what it is I pack them. I want to feel good about what they have for both snack & lunch and I want be sure they have good things to help them get through the day with the energy and edge they need to do well.
One way I know of is to choose foods that I feel good about, whenever I see the REAL® Seal on products, I am confident that what I am buying not only meets with my satisfaction but supports American farmers and both of those things make me feel good.
The REAL® Seal tells me that I am purchasing a genuine dairy product for my family and not one with substitutions and that my family is getting the full nutrients I expect. I don't notice a price difference - just a difference that I feel I can trust. While my kids are away from me I feel that is one way that I can help impact their day.
The REAL® Seal: A Made-in-America Guarantee
Disclosure: I was compensated to write this post, however the opinions expressed are my own. I am am a long time user of REAL® Seal products, so this offered assignment was an easy yes.