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Notes in the Lunchbox #kidsinthekitchen

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You know that moment when you realize that your bad mood or snappy response might have hurt your child’s feelings. How about when the day is so chaotic you know that you didn’t get in enough cuddles or whisper enough I LOVE YOUs.

These days happen to all of us at one point. Being a parent takes a lot of juggling and sometimes we drop the ball. I’ve been trying to be more proactive of these moments and remind my kids how much I love them and think about them even when they aren’t around. A really simple way to bring a smile to their face is a lunchbox note.

Handwritten, personalized or stamped onto a sandwich it doesn’t matter. Here are some that I received from Hallmark that I’ve been tucking into the kid’s lunches once in a while.
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lunchbox notes #kidsinthekitchen

So even if they weren’t in the kitchen with me when they saw these notes they knew they were always in my heart.
Did your kids help with meal planning this week? Did your kids discover a new food and love it? Share your experiences, photos, stories or recipes that include your #kidsinthekitchen. I would love for you to join me and my co-hosts, Paula at Frosted Fingers and Sara at Sensibly Sara, each week linking up a post, new or old, that feature the theme Kids in the Kitchen. It doesn’t matter what you are doing as long as you are doing it together and enjoying it and learning something.

  • preparing healthy snacks
  • having a tea party
  • counting skills with m&ms
  • pouring from measuring cups
  • discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
  • creating new family friendly recipes

Don’t have a blog, then share a photo you uploaded to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Share whatever you have, we want to see it.

Linky Rules

1. Link up only your kid friendly recipes, stories, pictures or cooking lessons here.(No Etsy stores or giveaways please).
2. Link directly to a specific post, update or tweet not your homepage.
3. Please add a Kids in the Kitchen button or link on your site or blog post or share through social media so readers know you are participating.

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4. Click through and comment, pin, like, tweet or share with other participants. We love to share inspiration and ideas with each other, don’t link and run.
5. Follow the hosts of this feature,Paula at Frosted Fingers, Sara at Sensibly Sara and me, Melinda at LookWhatMomFound…and Dad too!

I can’t wait to see all of the fun food themed ideas, excursions and photos you have to share.

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  1. I LOVE leaving notes for J in his lunchbox! Sometimes I write the notes on his sandwich bag, other times I drop a handwritten note in. I think he likes that I send notes! (Oh, and I send hubs notes in his lunch, too! :D)

  2. Glad to be linking up today and cant wait to leave cute notes when my kiddo is in school 🙂

  3. Aaw! How sweet I love it I’m going to start adding little notes to my sons lunchbox….although the kiddos didn’t help with meal making this week my little one always helps with the dishes 🙂

  4. As a former teacher and now a mom…I think lunch box notes are super sweet! But I bet they reach a point where they don’t. That will be a sad day!

  5. What a cute idea to send these notes with your kiddos lunches! I will have to try this when C goes to school full time next year!

  6. My girls’ reading skills are limited at best, so I haven’t done this, but I could craft a heart from mom or something, in fact, I like that idea! Thanks for the reminder.

  7. These are so sweet. I need to start doing this as my son is just learning to read!

  8. Julie @ 70WPM says

    I love these notes. I’m currently using press and seal bags I found at the grocery store that have cute pictures with room to write a note. My daughter loves them. They really put a smile on her face!

  9. I love the lunchbox notes from Hallmark use them with my daughter. she thinks they are great.

  10. I used to put notes in Charlie’s lunches. I am afraid the kids will get picked on if I put notes in their lunches. I will do that once this week <3

  11. Aww! That’s a really cute idea. Definitely do it before the eye-rolling years. 😉

  12. Brandy says

    I can’t wait to leave notes for my little guy!

  13. I think this is such a wonderful idea! My mom did it for me, and it always made me so happy- like a hug in my lunchbox. I keep a stack of notecards in the kitchen just for lunchbox notes. 🙂


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