Summer is over and some of you are sending your children off to school. This can be one of the busiest times of year as you organize schedules, meals, car pools, homework and family life.
When we sent our two daughters off to school 26 years ago I realized very soon that I was the key ingredient in making school mornings run smoothly. I was determined to send our girls off on a happy note each day, but like any other family there were mornings where we just barely got everyone out the door on time, let alone happy.
I want to encourage you young mom's to be the key ingredient to a good start in your homes each morning. Getting a little head start on your day before the kids wake up is a good beginning. When your children walk into the kitchen, be cheerful. Sit around the table with your family for breakfast, pray for them, and keep the conversation positive. Children need and want routine and structure in the home, so set a plan into action that works well for your family. Teaching them responsibility and time management early will pay off.
As they head out the door, be their cheerleader. Encourage them to be kind to their friends and to do their best. When they come home, give them some time and space to unwind. Be ready to listen when they want to tell you about their day. Most of all, just love them!
With food allergies on the rise many schools have banned peanut products. I have a nut allergy and was so glad when I found a Pea butter that tastes good and is also gluten free.
Needing a change from regular sandwiches? Think outside the bread bag. Grab a wrap and spread it with No Nuts Golden Pea butter, lay a peeled banana at one end and roll it up. For a little sweetness spread a layer of jam or honey over the Pea butter. So simple, so healthy, so delicious.