It’s zucchini season! Lunch boxes and more…

It has been a busy week here, with kids starting a new year at school. It hasn’t taken long to get back into the old routine of menu planning and lunch box prepping.

I feel like this year will be different though.  I am allowing myself a little bit of time just for me. The family schedule is filling up fast, but I am making sure that in there, there is some time for me to get back a little bit of sanity, to exercise a little bit and just take some deep breaths.

I have set myself a challenge, to exercise every day in February for 30 minutes. It may be a walk, or weights or pilates or a run . So far, so good. Ok, so it’s only day 1, but whatever, as far as I’m concerned, I’m 100% on target! I’ll keep you posted how I am going!

And now onto cake… 😉
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Back to School – Recipe Round up

It’s nearly back to school time, and I have been scouring the internet looking for nutritious snacks and lunch ideas for my kids. There are so many amazing recipes out there, so I though I’d do a post with loads of links, so you can bookmark this post and come back to it for easy access to heaps of good recipes! Continue reading

Buying your child’s school shoes

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If you live in Melbourne, Australia, or follow bloggers from this city, you will surely have learnt of our heat wave this week. The temperatures are soaring above 40’C, and the kids are all hot and booooorrreeeed!

This is hubby’s last week of holidays, so while he was available, I made him come with me to buy the kids school shoes.  It was win-win, we get to go into air-conditioned comfort and I had adult reinforcement as we shopped. I find that most years, we have to buy new school shoes, either due to wear and tear or they have grown out of their old ones. This year was no different, although this year, we were lucky enough to need new runners for all the kids too. Please read that sarcastically. Continue reading

Back to School Lunches…

Most of the schools in Victoria go back today, which means, back to making school lunches, back to early mornings, back to extra curricular activities.  I always feel like school going back creeps up on me, and all of a sudden I’m thinking of what to pack into lunches again. I will be doing some gluten free options in the coming school lunch posts, but this week, I’m doing quick and easy, child pleasing stuff.

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This is what the lunchboxes look like for tomorrow, plus an apple for Master B.

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