Things We Love – Lunchskins

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bags

Are you tired of spending a fortune on disposable sandwich and snack bags? It’s not only expensive; each plastic sandwich bag ends up in landfills. They take decades to degrade and just aren’t good for our environment. Each day more than 20 million single-use plastic sandwich bags end up in U.S. landfills. This year you can send your children to school with reusable sandwich and snack bags.

Lunch Skins are reusable sandwich bags. They come in fun colors and patterns so boys and girls of all ages will feel confident at the school lunch table.

The bags are dishwasher safe and easy to clean…so easy that your children can clean them without your help! And they’re safe to use. They’re moisture-proof, lead-free, bpa-free, and phthalate-free. You can pack your children’s lunches and feel confident that they’re safe. Each bag is hand sewn and has a hook and loop velcro closure.

If you use three disposable bags a day, at twenty cents a day, you’re spending about sixty cents each day or more than $200 a year. A pack of 3 LunchSkins cost around $25. Even if you buy 5 complete sets or 15 bags, you’re saving more than $75 annually. It’s a huge savings and a great way to reduce your families footprint.

Here are a variety of Lunchskins, available online at Drugstore.com (Drugstore.com coupons are here.)

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Red Apple, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Red Apple, 1 ea
Price: $8.99
Reusable cloth pouches for sandwiched & snacks.
Saves Thousands of plastic bags
Certified food-safe fabric Hand sewn in the USA Dishwasher-safe
Quick-drying, lightweight cotton fabric
Replaces hundreds of plastic baggies
Lead-free, BPA-free and Phthalate-free
6.5 x 6.5 inches with fold over flap and snug hook & loop closure.

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Bud, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Bud, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Lizard, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Green Lizard, 1 ea
Price: $8.99
Reusable Sandwich bags Reusable cloth pouches for sandwiched & snacks. Saves Thousands of plastic bags Certified food-safe fabric Hand sewn in the USA Dishwasher-safe Quick-drying, lightweight cotton fabric Replaces hundreds of plastic baggies Lead-free, BPA-free and Phthalate-free 6.5 x 6.5 inches with fold over flap and snug hook & loop closure grow a little greener™ Whether you care

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Orange Crabs, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Orange Crabs, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Navy Blue, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Navy Blue, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Dot Snack, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Berry Dot Snack, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Sandwich Bag, Berry Flower, 1 ea

Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Red Bird, 1 ea
Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Red Bird, 1 ea

Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Tangerine Orange, 1 ea
Lunchskins Sandwich Bag, Tangerine Orange, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Navy Blue Stripe, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Navy Blue Stripe, 1 ea

Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Aqua Polka Dot, 1 ea
Lunchskins Reusable Snack Bag, Aqua Polka Dot, 1 ea

Helping Your Kids with Life’s Transitions

Life is full of transitions – from preschool to kindergarten, middle school to high school, and many times they can be very challenging. Parents can help with the emotional challenges of transitioning, but sometimes it’s hard to know how to help.

Here are some tips on how you can help your kids make those important transitions.

Preschool to Kindergarten

Here may be one of the first big transitions in your child’s life. The emotional challenges of this age involve separation anxiety and social readiness (or unreadiness). Here are some tips.

* Tour the school with your child over the summer before he or she begins kindergarten. Familiarizing her with the teacher, classrooms, playground, and overall layout of the school will help a lot.

* Understand her feelings, say experts. Parents may get impatient with separation anxiety and tears, but if you’re going to support your child, it’s a good idea to understand where she’s coming from. Talk about how she feels, and help her put words to the feelings (that can be hard at this age). This helps her identify the feelings which may make them less scary.

Grade School to Middle School

This can be a big one. It’s an emotional age at this point, so parents would do well to prepare themselves. Some of these tips may help.

* Understanding feelings is important at this age, too, but it’s not the same as going from preschool to grade school. Obviously, your child doesn’t need words to identify what he’s feeling. As a parent, you can help by recognizing the priority shift your child will have. His emotions are more focused on peers and the opposite sex than they were in grade school.

* Asking questions without judgment can help parents connect emotionally with their kids during transitional challenges. Try to find out what your child’s concerns, fears, and apprehensions are, as well as the things he is looking forward to and is excited about.

Middle School to High School

Kids start feeling independent and “grown up” about this time. Here are some tips on dealing with this transition.

* Help them solve their own problems. At this point, calling the school for every complaint may not help your child. The transition may be smoother if you can offer some problem solving skills and strategies to help your child help herself. This is an opportunity to help your child come up with a plan to help solve the issues at hand.

* Go to orientation if it’s offered. If it’s not, tour the school. Find teachers and advisors who can talk to your student about her fears and concerns, which will help alleviate some of those concerns. Many times, kids fear high school for reasons that really aren’t realistic.

High School to College

Sending your child off to college is a big step! How can parents help their increasingly-independent child with this transition? Here are some tips.

* Validate your child’s feelings about this big change. It may be tempting to blow off their problems – they don’t have “real problems” grown-ups may think – but remember your college-aged kids don’t have the life experience and frame of reference that you do. Being patient with their concerns can help make their transition smoother. Let them vent!

* Keep in touch with care packages and special gifts at key times (like final exams or his birthday). This helps support them more than you may know!

What’s Cool in Back to School

Send the kids back-to-school in style with backpacks, school supplies & desk accessories, teacher gifts & more.

Here are a few of Lillian Vernon’s top selling back to school goodies. (Make sure you check our Lillian Vernon Coupons Page before you buy for a coupon code that will grant you free shipping on $40 or more.)

Textured Dino Stencils
Textured Dino Stencils
Price: $12.99
The Jurassic period is brought back to life with a #2 pencil, three non-roll-crayons and four awesome dinosaur stencil/rubbing plates. Comes with easy directions to create dramatic scenes when the dinosaurs roamed and you can bring your own imagination along! Includes eraser. Ages 5+.

Personalized Pencil Case - Fairies
Personalized Pencil Case – Fairies
Price: $7.98
These 8 12″ x 3″ nylon rectangular cases have embroidered appliques, wipe-clean lining, and personalized name. Ages 4+. Made in USA. Specify name up to 12 characters.

Dr. Kong Blue Green Backpack
Dr. Kong Blue Green Backpack
Price: $59.98
You can help protect your child’s back and spine with this ergonomically designed backpack found only at Lillian Vernon. This pain-preventing backpack totes the heaviest amount of books and eliminates pressure on the lower back and spine. The Secret:
* Bio-Gel padded and honeycomb shock absorption lined straps that reduce impact on muscles.
* Waist belt that transfers weight from your child’s back to the pelvis
* Generously plumped pads reduce impact on either side of your child’s spine
* This wise investment features double-zip main and middle sections with inner pockets and elastic security strap, zip front pocket, schedule pocket, 2 elastic-top mesh side pockets, rubberized carry handle, and hanging loop. Sturdy 80% nylon/ 20% polyester construction stands up to rugged everyday use; wipe clean. 5 1/2″ x 11 3/4″ x 18 1/8″ L

Surf Monkey Notebook & Matching Pencil Set
Surf Monkey Notebook & Matching Pencil Set
Price: $9.98
Set includes everything you need to takegreat notes three 8 14″ x 10 12″ single-subject spiral notebooks, and12 coordinating #2 hardwood pencils! Notebooks have 70 sheets ofstandard-rule paper and a customized name. Made in the USA. Specify up to 20 characters.

(Make sure you check our Lillian Vernon Coupons Page for a coupon code that will grant you free shipping on $40 or more.)