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Love Notes in Lunchboxes: And Other Ideas to Color Your Child's Day [Paperback]

By Linda J. Gilden (Author)
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Item description for Love Notes in Lunchboxes: And Other Ideas to Color Your Child's Day by Linda J. Gilden...

This book of warm, enjoyable stories and practical tips and ideas for parents includes many "Lunchbox Tips" to help parents personalize encouragement for children on a daily basis.

Publishers Description
All four Gospels relate Jesus?'s feeding five thousand people with just five loaves and two fish. Only John tells us where He got them from a little boy?'s lunchbox. But who packed those loaves and fish? Who did God use to give that child just what Jesus would need to perform one of His best-known miracles?Where was the mama that packed the lunchbox?Packing a lunchbox each morning may not be glamorous, but mothers are in a position to make an extraordinary difference in their children?'s lives through that one simple act. This collection of warm anecdotes and Scriptures offers mothers creative ideas for planting encouragement in their children?'s lives. Also included are ideas for packing a unique lunchbox, and beyond that, a focus on building self-esteem and character to lay the groundwork for the miracle of salvation.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: New Hope Publishers - Arise
Pages   176
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.04" Width: 5.02" Height: 0.47"
Weight:   0.4 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 2004
Publisher   NEW HOPE PUBLISHING #351
Series  Arise  
ISBN  1563098210  
ISBN13  9781563098215  

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More About Linda J. Gilden

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Linda Gilden is the author of Love Notes in Lunchboxes: And Other Ideas to Color Your Child's Day. She has written more than 300 articles for magazines such as HomeLife and Focus on the Family and has served as a contributing editor for FamilyLife magazine. She is currently managing editor for The Encourager, a magazine published by her church, and contributing editor to Prime Years magazine. She is also an adjunct college professor. Linda Gilden and her husband, John, have three grown children and make their home in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

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Just Do It, for Your Child's Sake  Jul 17, 2008
Want to be involved in your child's day when you're separated by work and school schedules? Then pick up Love Notes in Lunchboxes for myriad ideas on keeping in touch with your child . . . not just emotionally but spiritually. This book teaches how to affirm your child and always be part of his life.

I like the helpful pages in the back giving templates in different shapes, sizes and designs. With these, you can trace or photocopy, cut out, and personalize "love notes" for your own child.

If you have young children who are not yet in school, try reading The Birth to Five Book: Confident Childrearing Right from the Start.

Great Ideas!  Dec 11, 2007
I really like this book and have been communicating with my daughter through her lunchbox for the past three months. After the first note, my daughter came home and said that all of her friends were jealous :-) She now looks forward to notes. I don't put notes in every day (just to keep her guessing). The other reviews tell you what is in the book, so I won't waste time rehashing. I just want to testify that the notes have brought my daughter and I closer together.
What a Delightful Book!  Sep 26, 2005
Love Notes in Lunch Boxes, sub-titled "...and other ideas to color your child's day" is bound to lighten your `chore' in making and packing a lunch for the kids. Not to mention the fun the kids will have when they find little notes tucked in between the apple and the peanut-butter and jelly sandwich.

The book has 169 pages of all kinds of tips, hints, tid-bits, stories and vignettes that will bring a smile as you read.

For example, Chapter Two deals with Special Days - birthdays, holidays, silly days, like After a Hard Homework Day. Gilden mentions that 5th grade at their elementary school is a dreaded year. It is a year of transition for the children, with so much to learn, and the homework piles up. So, this little section gives some nice suggestions for inclusion into the lunch box, and a little note example that reads:
"Wish I could have been more help with your math homework last night. We didn't learn it that way in the good old days. Be sure to ask your teacher for a little extra help if you still need it. Remember 1+1+1+1= (Dad+Mom+Sis+you) = our family and it's the perfect answer!"

That's just one small taste of all that is offered. There is another chapter in which the author mentions "Colorful Love Notes and Lunchboxes" For a "Red Lunch" pack the lunchbox with a pizza slice with tomato sauce; radishes; a red Delicious Apple and red licorice stick. An "Orange Lunch" would include a sandwich with American cheese, carrots, cheese curls and orange slices.

The last pages of the book contain templates in different shapes, sizes and designs you can trace or photocopy, cut out, and personalize for your own special notes.

All in all, this book has a lot of good stuff. And, when you get right down to it, you don't need to be confined to just kids. Many husbands take lunches to work, too. Imagine the smile on hubby's face when he finds that special little note just for him.

Love Notes in Lunchboxes. Get your copy today and see how much fun you can have with your kids - and hubby!
Make your kids' lunches extra special!  Aug 9, 2005
I wish I had thought of putting love notes in my kids' lunch boxes. I got this book for my daughter so my grandchildren can benefit from it. In fact, I think it's a great book to keep on hand for baby shower gifts. It is packed with ideas about how to make lunches special with notes and other ways to make lunchtime special.
Creative and Inspiring  Feb 11, 2005
What a neat book! In Love Notes, Gilden offers enough lunchbox ideas to keep moms sending notes throughout their child's school years. She includes creative lists, games, coupons, recipes--even reproducible templates for notes. In addition, she gives moms suggestions on other times to send notes (camp, college, etc) and includes fun lunchbox trivia in each chapter. Throughout the book, kids who received notes in their lunches weigh in on the benefits they received.

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