6 Tips To Build A Better Lunchbox This School Year

    Coming up with fresh ideas every day to keep kids’ lunches exciting is no small task. When the goal is an empty lunchbox and a full, happy tummy, the winning combination is a blend of nutrition and flavor.

    Step up your game this school year with these ideas for a better lunchbox:

    Get creative. Foods that look can good taste good, too. Transform sandwiches into fun shapes using cookie cutters or make tiny heart- or star-shaped, bite-size pieces of cheese for a fun finger food. Another fun idea: thread sliced and bite-sized vegetables on a wooden stick for a no-cook kabob. For a sweet variation, use fruit instead and sprinkle with coconut for extra flavor.

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    Check Out NASCAR Acceleration Nation and Win Nascar Prizes!

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    I am a fan of NASCAR racing. When my kids and I aren’t watching it we like to play racing games.  I just love the speed and precision of it all. Danica Patrick is one of my favorite drivers and I hope to be able to check out a race in the future. If you love motorsports or have a child who loves cars and racing, NASCAR has an amazing way to share that passion with your kids, thru NASCAR Acceleration Nation.


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    How Not Leave Your Emotions Behind

    Life can be hard and overwhelming. Having the capacity to control your feelings depends to some extent on the amount you “nourish” a specific feeling. How much time and energy is spent concentrating on what we fear, are maddened by, or discouraged about. However, it’s more than that. Great ‘enthusiastic insight’ requires we understand our own particular inclinations, perceiving when and why we are vexed and having a genuine course of action in place to have the capacity to impact the way that we feel.

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    Summer Is The Perfect Time For A Less Is More Attitude

    There are times throughout the year  when our lives are so chaotic.  You know what I mean. Always on the go because there is so much going on. I do not like all the creepy crawly things that the summer months bring but I love that when our schedules are a lot more laid back.  The days are longer and we like to cook on the grill, take road trips, go fishing and visit fairs.


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    It’s all about family fun.  We get out of the house and spend quality time together. My husband’s favorite fishing spots are usually at least an hour away so it is always a little adventure. Summer is also an ideal time to slow down and incorporate a more mindful routine at home.

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