We both have three kids. We’re both obsessed with feeding our families healthy food. We’re both obsessed with lunch packing, and we both work a little too hard (is there such a thing?) when it comes to promoting our message and what our businesses are all about.
I’m the mom and ceo of EasyLunchboxes – a lunchbox system that help you pack lunches fast, and Laura Fuentes is Chief Mom behind the lunch menu planning service MOMables. Online friends and mutual support buddies, we finally got to meet up last weekend in New Orleans at the 1st annual Niche Mommy Conference, where we were featured speakers on the power of social media and blogging tips to grow your biz. WooHoo!!!
Laura is a much better writer than I am. So much so, that I wanted to share the words she wrote on her personal blog, Super Glue Mom, in celebration of her first year in business. What she penned took my breath away. Her passion and drive mirrors mine, but she was able to write it down, put it in words, express (our) committment. Perhaps if you’re reading this post, you too are already packing healthy meals for your family, and you’ll be nodding your head in understanding and solidarity when you read her Lunch Manifesto.
Just like Laura, we can all inspire others to make positive changes in the health of their families… one lunch box at a time.
My mission is to help parents make fresh school lunches.
Our children are our future.
It’s our responsibility to take care of them
Today, tomorrow and every day after that.
Being to too busy
Not having enough time
And not knowing what to pack…
Are excuses I don’t want to hear.
It’s time to roll up our sleeves,
To take ten minutes each day and pack their lunch.
Letting someone else do our job is unacceptable.
“I just don’t know how”
I’ve been there – I say.
My mission is clear:
I help parents pack fresh school lunches.
You are no longer alone,
Starring into your refrigerator…
Wondering what to pack for lunch.
There are THOUSANDS of parents like us.
Parents who want to do better…
They just don’t know how.
It all starts with a plan.
It’s a guide to help you…
Our children deserve better.
Unhealthy, prepackaged and mystery food…
Should not be fed to them.
We are never going to get rid of the problem
Unless we take a stand for our children.
It’s time to make our own decisions
And be the example we want our kids to become.
I will not stop.
I will not go away.
I am here to stay.
I do this for my children.
And those I yet not know.
MOMables exists because of them.
Their needs are simple and unmet.
Let us restore the love for fresh food
Wholesome, real and homemade.
School lunches that are nutritious.
Food our children will love.
Meals meant to nourish and help them grow.
Of course they’ll love it.
You made the lunch…
With intention and LOVE.
With courage and love,