Wendy Copley, author of the blog Wendolina, does something very special for her two boys every morning. She packs them lunch -- amazingly adorable bento-box-style lunches, that is. Why does she do it? A true crafter at heart, she couldn't bear to relinquish her creativity to her busy schedule. When her kids started school, she decided to put in a few extra minutes to make a necessary chore a lot more exciting. "It’s also a way for me to send them a little love while they're at school," she says. Read on to see 12 of her best bentos -- they're easy enough for you to try at home!
Eating breakfast can help kids stay alert and do better in class. What better motivation to whip up a healthy and yummy meal in minutes? Our back-to-school recipes won't slow you or your kids down during morning rush hour.
When it comes to bake sales, there's no treat more popular than a cute little cake that fits into the palm of your hand. Homemade cupcakes are perfect for bake sales because they're simple and fun to make -- and they get the kids involved. Any of the following recipes are sure to generate plenty of sales and become a big hit.
Everyone benefits from a back-to-school bake sale: Kids get to make yummy treats with their parents then have the fun of acting as vendor. These tasty treats are perfect for a bake sale; they're kid-size and easy to eat anywhere. Many are also peanut-free to reduce the chance of an allergic reaction.