8.25.2013

Healthy Lunch and Healthy dinner ideas for kids (and Bento Box Review)

As you all know I have 2 daughters. Last week they started 1st and 2nd grade. My first grader can be a picky eater but loves her mustard and balsamic vinegar! uh?  I know.. anyway, this means I have to make 2 lunch boxes every single day, a job that can be so dreading, but I have made up my mind to make it rewarding and fun. Here are some images of their healthy lunches and dinners this week!
1- Annies crackers, cheese, fruit salad - fresh, chicken nuggets/ketchup, yogurt
2- Cantaloupe, Annies crackers, cheese and turkey, crackers, hummus and carrots.
3- Annies crackers, grapes, carrots, cheese and PB&J
4- Annies crackers, cheese and turkey, grapes, crackers, broccoli with ranch
5-honey crackers, broccoli with ranch, cantaloupe, yogurt, cheese crackers and turkey. (DO NOT PUT THE CRACKERS IN THE SAME SLOT AS THE TURKEY AND CHEESE, THEY WILL ET SOGGY)

BENTO BOX REVIEW: I was contemplating the idea of purchasing a laptop Box or something like that but I didn't want to have to search for lids in the morning, that when I found the Spencer Bento Box from Pottery Barn Kids. I love it because its a big container! no lids to search for and it is dishwasher safe! the cons, well, not 100% leak proof, also, it fits very tightly in the lunchbox also purchased at Pottery Barn Kids. My girls have a hard time opening the container and this is why:

The closure thingy it is a little hard to open (for kids) and since the Bento Box fits very snugly inside the lunchbox it makes it hard for my girls to open it.

So what I do is I leave the closure thingy up and that is how I place it inside the lunchbox making it easier for my girls to open it. 


About to start my new job as a Registered Nurse!!!

I feel very blessed I get to start an amazing new RN grad program tomorrow Monday! I will be in training for 12 weeks. The first half will be in a classroom, simulation lab and computer work. The second half of training I will be precepting with a nurse at the hospital and hopefully by December I get to be on my own!

8.20.2013

How I passed NCLEX in less than 100 questions

How I passed NCLEX?
I don't know! because honestly when I walked out of the Pearson Vue testing center I completely thought I had failed. I have heard that's a good thing though. You want NCLEX to be hard! :/