This is a sponsored post from Stonyfield. All thoughts, as always, are my own.
I received semi good news yesterday – NO SURGERY needed!
The foot/ankle specialist that I saw yesterday thinks that the Os Trigonum is not the root of my problem. My location of pain and the size of it doesn’t indicate it. So I’ve got another diagnosis, FHL Tendonitis. It’s a condition that usually occurs in ballet dancers but also affects long distance runners due to repetitive forefoot push-off and extreme plantar flexion.
Basically, he thinks I had a partial rupture of my big toe tendon (in addition to Posterior Tib Tendonitis) since there’s still a lot of inflammation in that area, even four months later. Thankfully, there are two tendons that connect to your big toe. If one is injured or removed, the toe can still function. So back to PT I go for Iontophoresis for four weeks to see if that helps. If not, than we’ll go from there. Fingers crossed!
It’s back to school time!
It’s hard to believe that my kids’ will be starting Kindergarten next week.
In a way, I’m ecstatic. I’ve already been dreaming of how I can go to yoga class during the day on my days off. Of how I can plow through my giant to-do list without any interruptions. Of how I can spend the day on the couch watching brainless TV if I really want to.
In another way, I’m really, really sad. It’s the end of an era. We got to enjoy the perfect mix of school days, Mama days and a Daddy day for the past 5 years. It’s come to the time where my babies’ will be spending more time during the week with others than with Ron or I. But it’s time. They need to spread their wings and grow their brains. It’s a part of growing up after all.
When my kids’ first went to daycare, I had to pack all of their snacks and a lunch. I had a system down pat. When we switched schools, 3 years ago, I didn’t have to do any night before prep – everything was included.
With their new school, there is the option to buy or pack a lunch. We’ll be packing for two reasons. One, the school lunch choices aren’t that good. And two, my kids’ are choosy (aka picky). So it’s back to doing the night before lunch and snacks prep for the kids’.
Some of their favorite foods are restricted due to school allergen policies so I’m on the hunt for good ideas. One thing that is always welcomed with a smile is anything from Stonyfield. We usually buy the big quarts of plain yogurt and add in fresh or frozen berries. For some extra school pizzazz, I may toss in a Squeeze. The kids’ tried the StrAWESOME and concluded that it was in fact, awesome. Another Stonyfield favorite is the yogurt tubes (frozen to stay cold longer). I’m sure either one will bring a smile to their face. Maybe their teacher will even share the cow joke with everyone?
Here are 15 more kid approved, lunchbox friendly ideas – from a meal to snacks, this list covers a lot:
What are the essentials in your kids’ or your own lunchbox?