Now that the kids are back to school, we’re finding ourselves settling into our new normal—or trying to at least ?.


And part of that is figuring out what to feed them when they come home. Does anyone else suspect their children may be hiking the Appalachian Trail while at school, based on how ravenous they are when they get home ??

#Teamotherly came together to share snack ideas, and here they are:

1. Frozen peas

2. Frozen mango and frozen pineapple

3. Peanut butter on celery

4. Sliced apples with cinnamon

5. Baby carrots dipped in ranch dressing

6. Apple sauce

7. Apple with peanut butter

8. Yogurt, granola + fruit

9. Homemade trail mix: nuts, raisins, seeds

10. Sun butter + crackers

11. Cheese sticks

12. Orange slices

13. Apple slices + cheese

14. Graham crackers with cashew butter + raisins

15. Tortilla pizza rolls

16. English muffin pizzas

17. Cinnamon toast

18. Honey milk

19. Cucumbers + hummus

20. Smoothies with bananas, peanut butter, almond milk, spinach, frozen fruit... anything goes!

Raising a mentally strong kid doesn't mean he won't cry when he's sad or that he won't fail sometimes. Mental strength won't make your child immune to hardship—but it also won't cause him to suppress his emotions.

In fact, it's quite the opposite. Mental strength is what helps kids bounce back from setbacks. It gives them the strength to keep going, even when they're plagued with self-doubt. A strong mental muscle is the key to helping kids reach their greatest potential in life.

But raising a mentally strong kid requires parents to avoid the common yet unhealthy parenting practices that rob kids of mental strength. In my book, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do, I identify 13 things to avoid if you want to raise a mentally strong kid equipped to tackle life's toughest challenges:

Keep reading Show less
Learn + Play