Lovin’ These Links

Happy Monday, guys.  I kicked my week off in true Eckersley style by waking up late and dropping my kids at the school doors well after the tardy bell.  At least is was for a good cause (and by good I mean completely self-serving).  I was up late into the night working on an all new version MeckMom.com.  I can’t wait to show it to you.  My handsome husband and I are still working out...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 5

We’ve finally made it to the end of the series.  I’m sure you guys are anxious to move on to other topics, but I have one more to share.  It was inspired by an idea I read about in Family Fun Magazine.  This cool lunch tip is probably my kids’ favorite; mostly because it gets them a lot of attention at the lunch table.  Thankfully it’s a cinch for me to create too.  I...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 4

‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 4: Bring on the Breakfast They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  So why limit it to the morning hours?  My kids love it when I pack breakfast for lunch.  We’ve done bagels, pancakes, yogurt parfaits.  This is one of their favorites… Yep, cold cereal.  Don’t ask me why they think this is so cool, but they love...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 3

‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 3: Stick it to ‘Em What’s true for state fairs is also true for cold lunches…any food is better if it comes on a stick.  Don’t ask me why, but in the eyes of kids, skewering something with a toothpick suddenly changes it from humdrum to totally fun.  I think it makes them feel fancier somehow…like they’re having...
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‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 2

‘Cooler’ Cold Lunches Mini-Tip 2: Sneaky Sandwiches My oldest son, Jack, loves peanut butter & honey sandwiches.  He would eat them everyday if I let him.  He’s not a big fan of wheat bread, however.  To give him a little boost of whole grain but still give him the softness he loves, I meet him halfway.  I use one slice of wheat and one slice of white. I also use big...
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