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School Lunch: Bringing Back the Lunch!

It’s the most, wonderful time, of the year! Or at least it is when you’re a parent that has been stuck at home all summer with your kids. Just kidding. I love my kids. But I am definitely ready for them to be back in school full-time. I like my routine, and while summer is fun, so much gets ignored because of the lack of routine.

I also love to make sure my kids are eating enough, eating well, but I am not going broke. When they are home they eat three times what they eat during the school year. I like having them eat a packed lunch that is prepared with love , care, and has all the nutrition they need for their school day. I try to find lots of different ideas and pin them to my school lunch board. I get bored with the same foods over and over — so I know my kids must have the same problem — so I try to keep changing it up for them.

This month I found a new site, Belly Full. They had some incredible packed lunch ideas to put in my weekly lunch rotation. They range from the extravagant (make your own sushi), to the very simple (PB&J). You really will love the incredible ideas available. They even have some make-a-head freezer meals. I will definitely be using some ideas this week. I know build-your-own pizza will be a hit! Enjoy!

New in Boy’s Clothing: Chaser!

Chaser is one of the new brands we offer here at The Boy’s Store. Chaser is a Los Angeles based clothing line that likes to take inspiration from incredible people, cultures, events, and imagery of past generations. We love their shirts because they feature amazing icons like the late great David Bowie. Their clothes are also very comfortable and lounge-worthy. Your boys will love the laid-back feel and the fun and hip images and style.

Boys Bowie Bolt Shirt by Chaser: this short-sleeved grey tee features the legendary David Bowie. His music was amazing, and his style unique, now your boys can share that unique style and maybe just a little of the confidence and rock ability.

Boys Desert Cacti Lounge Pants by Chaser: These fun lounge pants feature a comfortable elastic waist band and are adorned with fun desert cacti imagery. They are soft, comfortable, and perfect for cooler weather this fall. They are comfortable to sleep in, hang out at home in, or wear to school for that laid-back “I don’t care” vibe while still bringing in some style!

Boys Chill Vibes Raglan Tee by Chaser: This raglan tee with green sleeves and chill vibes imagery sends the perfect message in a chaotic world. Don’t kill the chill vibes man, be kind, and the world will be kind back.

Teaching Kids About Emotions: What They Can Control

I have a worrier. I should have expected it, after all, I am a worrier. To be exact, I have Anxiety Disorder. You would think that I could understand my child more, because I too suffer from this issue. But would you believe me when I say that it actually makes it much worse? I know why they feel this way, but since I have no control over my own emotions, fears, and anxieties I have no idea how to help the, deal with theirs. It is a terrible feeling being unable to help your child get deal with something you cannot even deal with.

Since my kids are returning to school soon, I wanted to help my worrier be ready and find some ways to deal with things. I found this really helpful teacher set from Teachers Pay Teachers. It is meant to help teachers show their students how to deal with emotions in the classroom, but I have found it to be a very helpful tool at home as well.

I ordered the digital version and printed it out at home. we put it in the bedroom and it has helped my worrier to visualize what they can and cannot control in their world. We look at it when we are in the midst of an anxiety episode. We see what we can control, and remind ourselves what is outside of our control. We talk about what we can go do instead to ease our worry, we even made a list of ways that we love to ease our fears and anxieties. Now we are on our way to helping one another deal with our overly active emotions.