Three years ago, I started making these fun characters out of food for my daughter’s school lunches. Anonymous internet parents started telling me “You have too much time on your hands” and “Get a real job.” In fact, I have a full-time job, am married, and have three kids. What sometimes gets lost in the story is the reason behind these lunches.

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A few months before my daughter started Kindergarten, I was looking for a special way to let her know that I was thinking about her while she was in school. My father had recently passed away from cancer and he had made a huge impact on my life. I wanted to use these lunches as one way to make an impact on my own kid’s lives.

I soon started a blog,, to keep a record of the lunches. One goal of my blog was to give my kids and I something to look back on. Another goal was to help encourage parents to find creative ways to show their own kids that they love them. I hope I have done, and continue to do, just that.

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Minion Lunch

Dinosaur Lunch

Star Wars Stormtrooper Lunch

Chewbacca Lunch

Finding Nemo Lunch

Big Hero 6 Lunch

Kermit Lunch

Super Mario Lunch

Monsters Lunch

Toy Story Jessie Lunch

My Little Pony Lunch

Back To School Lunch

Pinkalicious Storybook Lunch

Pixar Inside Out Joy Lunch

Lego Movie Wyldstyle Lunch

Captain America Lunch