School: Infant, LL Bean

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Worried About School Lunches

My 6 year old daughter starts first grade this year and will have lunch at school. She is a fairly picky eater and eats the usual kid fare such as mac & cheese, chicken patties, hot dogs, cheese burgers etc. I am worried about packing her lunches since most of what she likes is hot and I have tried several thermoses and nothing keeps the food as hot as I'd like for her. I don't want her eating the school lunches since they are not the healthiest. I just ordered her a Bento box to try some creative lunches. I'd love any other input or...

Changing Schools

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New to MN: Advice on How to Dress an Infant (And Myself) for the Winter?

We just moved from Colorado and I have questions on how to dress our 7 month old son for the Minnesota winter. Although he was born in Colorado in February, he was in the NICU for 10 days and on oxygen for 2 1/2 months with restrictions to stay in our home, so we didn't learn about clothing him through cold weather. The answers to these questions may sound silly, but I really don't know the answers. If you do, please reply. Should he wear baby long johns? If so, what brand or store do you recommend? How many layers do you dress your...