Staying fueled up with wholesome, nutritious food is key for keeping kids engaged and focused during the school day. That said, when you’re juggling your own responsibilities and helping out as an at-home teacher, taking the time to cook a mid-day meal is easier said than done.
That’s why our very own FIG restaurant has come up with their Home School Lunch Delivery program, to alleviate the stress of meal planning and prepping for Santa Monica families while giving back to our local community.
Each day of the week features a fun theme with several meal options: There’s Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Whacky Macaroni Wednesday, Throwback Thursday, and Friday We Are Cheesy, as well as several snack packages (view all menu options here). And for every meal purchased, we’ve partnered with the Santa Monica Boys & Girls Club to donate one meal to a family in need this school year. Learn more about this mission and order for delivery or pick-up (beginning September 8th) here.
6. Reward and acknowledge small wins — for your kids and yourself.
Whether your kids are learning at home or in a classroom, the truth is that making decisions about your child’s education isn’t easy. It’s important to remember that all parents are just doing their best during this unconventional school year — and so are kids.
With that said, don’t forget to take time to acknowledge the small wins, whether your child did a great job at staying engaged for 30 minutes in a Zoom class, or remembered to bring their mask home every day. Small rewards like stickers, after-dinner treats, or five extra minutes of screen time can be meaningful rewards for kids.
Meanwhile, for adults, we invite you to reward your efforts by dining at FIG, joining us for Cinema Night on Saturdays, or unwinding with a blissful outdoor spa treatment by Exhale. You might also treat yourself to an outdoor cocktail at the newly reopened Bungalow with a friend (now serving as a seated lounge), just for staying flexible and keeping the train moving for another week. We’ll raise a glass to that.