Lunch Lady Magazine Issue 22

Lunch Lady is a quarterly keepsake full of meaningful content, inspiring family stories, easy DIY, stacks of recipes plus funny relatable opinion pieces about the ups and downs of raising children. It's a magazine where parenting is not taken too seriously but a balanced approach to family life is.

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4 Issues

in this issue

8 min
what are your sustainability goals and where are you now? ( get to know our lunch lady partners! )

nature baby From the very beginning of our brand, 22 years ago, sustainability has been in our hearts and our practice, and always will be. We see sustainability not as something to rest on but as an ongoing journey where we continue to learn, develop and innovate; to not only be sustainable, but to look at how we can start to regenerate for the future. We have begun work on our first official Sustainability Report to map where we are at and where we will be heading. Georgia Faull Co-Founder antipoda co. We are fully committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as we can. Our aim is to become carbon neutral. We represent brands that are ecofriendly. Our products are made to last and be passed down through generations, made from recycled…

16 min
alyson morgan

Tell us a bit about yourself. I’m a California girl born and raised, living in the Midwest. I studied international relations with an emphasis on climate change, natural resource use and global health, where I met my husband AJ. I love big cities—I studied abroad in Paris—but today I find myself worlds away, in a small town in rural Wisconsin. When I was sixteen I was in a horrible car accident, and while that event was painful it led me on a path to physical and spiritual healing. I’ve studied yoga, herbalism, shamanic healing and other healing modalities to understand the layers and unravel my own pain tied to living as a Black woman in a white world. Through those modalities and meaningful connections, I’ve come to dive deeper into my…

11 min

Could you tell us a little about yourself? I live in England, very close to Cambridge. It’s a very pretty part of the world, with a lot of very old buildings (my home was built in 1675), a lot of history and lots of pretty countryside. How were you parented? My parents were really respectful of me. I was given a lot of responsibility and they raised me with a lot of trust. Because of this, I never felt the need to break any rules, lie to them or sneak around behind their backs, and I was always very sensible as a teen. My parents were the cool parents that all my friends wanted to hang out with, and my friends would often appear at my house late at night after they had…

15 min
boom shankar sitting pretty.

Tell us about yourself. I am the youngest of six kids. We didn’t have a lot of money in our family, so we were always scrimping pennies. We had four kids in one room with two sets of bunkbeds. I became paralysed really young, from cancer in my spinal cord. I was about three. My parents didn’t really make any accommodations to the house, and we didn’t have a big shift as a family. We just kept on as we were. I slept in the top bunk on the top floor of our house, and I just learnt to crawl up the stairs and crawl up the side of my bunkbed and kind of topple into the top bunk there. And I loved it—I mean, that was the coveted space, the top bunk.…

6 min
kindness rocks!

Describe yourself. I am a kindness activist, a women’s empowerment coach and a mother of three daughters. I want to make a difference in the world and leave it a little better than when I entered into this life. Describe the Kindness Rocks Project. The Kindness Rocks Project is a grassroots kindness initiative that started from my hobby of painting inspirational, uplifting messages on rocks and leaving them for others to find. I do this to make someone smile or bring them a moment of inspiration during a difficult time. What was happening in your life before you started this project? I want to make a difference in the world and leave it a little better than when I entered into this life. I was at a transitional point where I needed to give up the…

1 min
how to make kindness rocks!

STEP 1. YOU WILL NEED SOME ROCKS! Flat, smooth river rocks work a treat. Check out your local craft store or garden centre as they typically sell smooth river stones. If you live near a natural river stream then put flat rock hunting on the list. Larger rocks—approximately 6cm to 10cm—work best. STEP 2. PREPARE THE ROCKS. Paint your rocks with non-toxic paint to seal them so your paint pens or paint will last longer. STEP 3. GET CREATIVE. Use paint pens or paints to create your artwork and messages. Steer clear of adding stickers or goggly eyes to your rocks as they can harm birds and wildlife. STEP 4. TOP COAT TIME. Top coat your art with a non-toxic clear sealant. This will protect the artwork from the elements and the paint from altering the environment. STEP…