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SAHM's - Do you prepare an after-school snack for your kids?

When I first stopped working outside the home, I started this 'tradition' with my kids. At first it was a chore to come up with something healthy, tasty and light enough not to spoil their appetite. Now it's something we all look forward to.     :-)


Asked by ss_mom at 3:22 PM on Jan. 21, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • That's really sweet. When I became a SAHM, my youngest was 8 - so they come home and get their own snack then do their homework. I always make sure we have healthy things they enjoy, but they are pretty self-reliant in this area.

    Answer by Scuba at 3:25 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • they usually pick what they want to snack on but i try to limit the number of junk stuff in my house so whatever they pick is somewhat healty

    Answer by zperez0809 at 3:28 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Sometimes. We always have a snack but many times they grab something themselves since right now I'm usually breastfeeding their baby sister when they walk in from school.

    Answer by missanc at 3:24 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • My boys look forward to their after school snack. This is when we sit down, snack and they tell me about their day in school.

    Answer by twinluv at 3:27 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Nope In the past they would just have a yogurt or string cheese or something if they got anything. Now they get off the bus around 4pm and dinner is at 5pm. There is no snack in between. They can just wait for dinner.

    Answer by justanotherjen at 3:40 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I am SAHM w/ a 4 y/o and my son is in kindergarten. By the time he's off the bus and home they're both ravenous. I make awesome dinners but snacks are all about speed and efficiency. String cheese, a slice of high fiber whole grain bread smeared w/ nut butter, etc.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 3:30 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • I am home when my son gets home every day but I do not make him a snack since they have a snack at school and we eat a pretty early dinner.

    Answer by But_Mommie at 3:33 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • Every day. She is always starving when she comes home from school.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 3:47 PM on Jan. 21, 2011

  • We had tea party's and snacks ,and i love to bake so we always had home made snacks.

    Answer by grismelda at 4:17 PM on Jan. 21, 2011