From the moment my daughter's got out of school in May to the end of July, was a complete blur. It was a blur of summer camp, work, travel, deadlines, proposals and pool parties. The fact that they were going back to school in three weeks had not occurred to me. When it did, I panicked. Where did the time go? I frantically realized I had no idea what day school started and had to ask another mom. I got a brisk answer of “August 27th,” which I like to call the “working mom fail” response. The guilt of not knowing when my children start school left me feeling completely overwhelmed.
Lunch: You can’t get away with skipping it, because if you do, your productivity (and your kids’ attention) at work and school will suffer. But a reliance on pre-packaged or on-the-go meals can be a good way to load your body with much more sodium, sugar, fat, and calories than it needs. And unhealthy lunches may be part of the reason that many of us are suffering from chronic diseases such as diabetes.