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Why I Became A Lunchbox Dad And Started Making Bento Lunches For My Kids
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Food, Parenting7 years ago

Why I Became A Lunchbox Dad And Started Making Bento Lunches For My Kids

Three years ago, I started making these famous 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 lunch boxes.

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 bento boxes as one way to make an impact on my own kid’s lives.

I soon started a blog, LunchboxDad.com, to keep a record of the lunch foods. 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, such as this edible art, to show their own kids that they love them. I hope I have done, and continue to do, just that.

More info: lunchboxdad.com

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FurnishMyWay_Blog
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was extremely picky when I was younger. My mom would use a cookie cutter to cut my sandwiches into shapes to try and get me to eat them. This is a really sweet thing to do for your kids!

NateWhale
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too. It needed to be heart-shaped :D And not just my mom, my dad and siblings too c'x

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GraceBarclay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you are awesome; please keep up with this love you have for your children. Do not take on board what the naysayers do!!

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FurnishMyWay_Blog
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I was extremely picky when I was younger. My mom would use a cookie cutter to cut my sandwiches into shapes to try and get me to eat them. This is a really sweet thing to do for your kids!

NateWhale
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Me too. It needed to be heart-shaped :D And not just my mom, my dad and siblings too c'x

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GraceBarclay
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think you are awesome; please keep up with this love you have for your children. Do not take on board what the naysayers do!!

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