With back to school comes the parental food preoccupation once again

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Since the kids started eating lunch at school going back several years now, a favorite (and requested) packed lunch has been what you see in the above picture:

a flat hamburger bun cut in half
a slice of roasted turkey
two thin slices of cucumber in between the turkey so as not to get the bread ‘wet’ Continue reading

A bit about indoor playground food rules

I met my friend and her kids at an indoor playground called Kidsport today. This was my first time at this place.

We have been to other indoor playgrounds when the children were younger but as our two older ones are entering the tween phase it has become evident that they needed something a little more challenging, and elaborate. Kidsport is suitable for ages up to 12 and my friend recommended it based on previous visits.

The play/climbing structure was huge and in the centre of the playground. It took up most of the playground space, but had other places, and things to do, beyond it, including a room for ball hockey and some pinball machines (which requires coins, which we did not supply to our kids). There were several ball pits, and structures they could not only climb and slide down from, but also hang off of. In the three and a half hours we were there we didn’t see the kids much, and that was part of the appeal. There were separate areas for younger, toddler-aged or preschool children as well so they didn’t have to mix with the older kids. All in all a well thought-out indoor playground for the 6 and 9 year olds in our family.

There was one thing that was kind of irksome though. Continue reading

The thing about food for active kids

Food is a never-ending thing for families, isn’t it.  It actually registers pretty high on my radar of late, what with hockey- and gymnastics season started. Seems kids want to eat pretty much all the time, and most often they want snacks.

But, as I’m learning through research and inspiring recipe-googling, I discovered that Continue reading