National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

Did you know that there is a National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day? I didn’t know that either, but there is. It isn’t until October 16, but I have a very good reason to tell you about it today. Rudi’s Organic Bakery is celebrating National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day  to help support healthy, active kids.

amelia with sandwich

My sweet Granddaughter, Amelia enjoying her sandwich

As part of the celebration Rudi’s is hosting a fun back-to-school Say Cheese Photo Contest from Aug. 1 through Sept. 15. Parents can submit photos of their children eating a yummy sandwich for the opportunity to win the grand prize of being featured in a Rudi’s ad and a $500.00 Whole Foods gift card! In addition, fans can enter for weekly prizes like iPad Minis, Amazon gift cards, and North Face backpacks on the Say Cheese Microsite and can download a $1 off coupon for Rudi’s Gluten-Free products. Thats some good reasons to take part in the contest. Even if you don’t win the grand prize, you will get a $1.00 off coupon for some good tasting Rudi’s products. Find out all the details about entering the contest here.

And here is another good thing: One lucky reader is going to win a North Face Backpack

Prize Pack full of back to school fun stuff, valued at $75!

Win it!

Win it!

To enter, just use the entry form below. Good Luck!

This giveaway is open to residents of the United States 18 and over. It ends on August 31, 2013. The prize is 1 Northface Backpack provided by Rudi’s Organic Bakery. The winner will be notified via email. Please allow 4-6 weeks for delivery of prize. The sponsor is responsible for shipping the prize to the winner.

About Karen

Karen Eidson is telling the world way too much about her, whether they want to know it or not. She writes about her life of living full time in an RV, eating a gluten free diet, things she does for fun, and things that are important to her. She makes you look at photos of her grandchildren, talk about her husband's survival of oral cancer, and shows you things she has made. You know you want to look.


  1. Grocery shopping by myself. My kids behave but it just takes longer.

  2. She’s absolutely adorable! I had no idea there was a Take Your Parents to Lunch day! My kids apparently don’t know it either! haha!

  3. shopping for school supplies and clothes

  4. I had no clue there was a take your parents to lunch day. What a fun idea.

    And your granddaughter is adorable.

  5. samantha s says:

    I love that my kids are learning when they go back to school and as much as I love them, I don’t have to worry for a few hours a day about where they are while I’m working.

  6. I like turning the tv off and having nothing but silence all day! Your granddaughter is adorable!

  7. OMG how ADORABLE is she!?! She gets my vote!!

  8. Take your parent’s to lunch?! I LOVE that! It would be an unexpected treat for my parents, am I right?!

  9. Awesome!! I love Rudi”s!

  10. I love this! I am definitely going to take my parents to lunch!!!

  11. I am not sure I am ready for the kids to go back to school … but I guess I am ready for the learning!

  12. Super cool!! what a great contest!

  13. The part where… they go back to school! Lol!

  14. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable 🙂

  15. Cheryl F. says:

    I like the quiet best.

  16. julie murphy says:

    the house stays clean

  17. Elizabeth Hanson says:

    By the end of summer, my son is bored. There is nothing to do. He misses his friends and we are both eager for school to start.

  18. Liza Glick says:

    I like getting back into a routine.

  19. I like how much money we save not having to pay for camps

  20. I don’t know if I like anything about it…school for me is more expensive than camp and the kids don’t get busing like they do for camp

  21. Quiet time!

  22. Margaret Smith says:

    I like that they are busier with their friends and with school programs, but honestly I love it when they are home too.

  23. Veronica L says:

    With having four kids home with me during the Summer, trying to run errands such as going to the grocery store or just plain old shopping is horrible. I’m looking forward to my quiet time again 🙂

  24. jeff summers says:

    It is nice to have that constant of down time though it is great to see them when them cone back.

  25. Samantha Daleo says:

    I am looking forward to having my own schedule back without waiting for someone to get up and get ready just for me to go run some errands.

  26. Marian Boll says:

    Having the granddaughters back into a routine and learning something new and special

  27. I love all the hustle and bustle at school when all the kids return. 🙂

  28. Austin Baroudi says:

    More free time to spend with my girlfriend!

  29. Ann Fantom says:

    I like when my daughter goes back to school because I like her having a consistent schedule that keeps her focused.

  30. April Brenay says:

    I love having my son on a daily schedule, it helps him and he is able to function better at home

  31. Stephanie V. says:

    time to get my errands done and work without interruption!

  32. Tari Lawson says:

    The best thing about the kids going back to school is that I don’t have to keep them entertained all day ;).

  33. christina moore says:

    The best thing about the kids going back to school is that when they come after school

  34. Katie Roch says:

    The best thing about the kids going back to school is that it gives me a bit of down time. Everyone needs a little time in their day when they can relax.

  35. There is a little more peace and quiet in the house

  36. Monique Rizzo says:

    That they are learning again!
    Thanks for the chance.

  37. Sarah Colesky says:

    Everyone needs to relax while the kids are away for a bit.

  38. karen schumm says:

    Nomore hearing the kids say I’m borred

  39. devon price says:

    I get the pool all to myself!

  40. I like that it’s back to a routine.

  41. gregg deering says:

    When he was little it was nice to have quiet time at home.

  42. I like it when kids go back to school because it gives them the opportunity to learn new things and make a difference in their lives

  43. danielle lima says:

    getting back into a routine

  44. I like that there’s more quiet time during the day.

  45. Linda Lansford says:

    They are happy to see friends

  46. I like the peace and quiet during the day.

  47. I like back to school shopping

  48. i like her home with me.
    but if i had to pick something i’d say the silence.

  49. christina givens says:

    the peace and quiet

  50. jose benavides says:

    that I get some me time

  51. g. penrod says:

    the safty

  52. Jennifer B says:

    I actually dislike her going back to school I cherish the summer so much, but getting back to routine is something I see as a plus

  53. I love the North Face!

  54. Denise B. says:

    We homeschool, and I like having our children around. It doesn’t disrupt any of my routines.

  55. The best part of them going back to school is having a schedule again.

  56. Colleen W says:

    Peace and quite.

  57. it helps to keep my son focused on something

  58. Karen Gonyea says:

    Getting back into a routine !!

  59. The best part of them going back to school is they get to see all of their friends again.

  60. Vickie Schlicher says:

    They get to go back to school and meet up with all their friends again

  61. I can get my housework done without any distractions!

  62. I like that I can get household projects done more quickly and easily.

  63. alone time

  64. trisha kilpatrick says:

    My kids are homeschool so I guess I like getting back into a schedule best.

  65. seeing my son make new friends is what I like best.

  66. chris hoey says:

    seeing my son and daughter make new friends is what I like best.

  67. Christy Denton says:

    Seeing my daughter come home excited every day, wanting to teach me what she learned today 😉

  68. Steve Stone says:

    that my kids are learning new things.

  69. christina o says:

    Earlier bedtimes

  70. Leila Kowalczyk says:

    A little more free time.

  71. Stephanie Gregory says:

    Getting back into a routine!

  72. It’s my sons first year and he is very nervous! I’m excited for him to learn and make new friends, also to have some quiet time!

  73. LaDonna G says:

    the kids thrive when they are kept to a schedule, thats what i love about back to school

  74. For a while, at least I don’t hear, I’m Bored! I start hearing I’m bored again right after the holidays instead it’s I am bored with school.

  75. Mindy Mue says:

    Getting back to a normal routine!!

  76. Shilo Beedy says:

    The best part of my kids going back to school is a little bit of quiet time for me.

  77. fun new school supplies for great prices

  78. Eileen Burke says:

    What do I like best? Ha, ha, a quieter house!

  79. Love back to school shopping

  80. I like that they get out from the video games, computer, and tv!

  81. All of the new stuff – supplies, clothes, etc.

  82. The best part is getting a little bit of “me time.”

  83. I like getting back into more of a scheduled routine. My kids are teens and during they summer, they would sleep all day and stay up all night if we let them.

  84. I like getting back into a routine!!!

  85. A couple hours of peace and quiet 😉

  86. Christina says:

    I love the projects, most parents dread the extra activities that require parent involvement…but I love them!

  87. tina reynolds says:

    I love the excitement they have about being with there friends and all the cute stuff they make and bring home. It also puts back on a schedule which I like.

  88. Carolyn Barnett says:

    Peace,Then i start missing them! LOL

  89. Megan Morgan says:

    coming up with new creative lunches:) Thanks

  90. I will like going on extra long walks which my kids can’t really handle.

  91. What I like best about the kids going back to school is that the house is not ALWAYS messy, and it’s silent and peaceful.

  92. Jill Myrick says:

    I actually miss summer and my children when they return to school every year.
    But I do enjoy some amount of me time. and being able to get my errands ran quicker.


  93. ashley c. says:

    A regular schedule

  94. Douglas Houston says:

    Being able to drink my morning coffee before it gets cold

  95. would love to win

  96. Having a daily routine that makes the house flow smoother.

  97. I love the free time!

  98. Nadene Adams says:

    What I like most about my daughter going back to school is how excited she is! She loves school and can’t wait to see her friends.

  99. I like the children to go back to school because their minds are back to thinking and learning.

  100. Angela Rhodes Ingles says:

    I go back to school, too – I’m a teacher! 🙂

  101. dawn cook says:

    they don’t like going back to school, but i like it because it gives them the learning and stability they need in their future

  102. get stuff done! lol


  104. I like that the kids have homework and books to occupy some of their spare time and that their natural curiosity comes out as they learn throughout the school year. The kids enjoy getting new shoes and meeting their new teacher.

  105. A quiet house

  106. Learning new things

  107. angela cisco says:

    I like the free time that I have in the day while they are at school.

  108. leah wall says:

    We homeschool – but I’m glad the other kids go back to school so we can start visiting museums/pools/playgrounds again without the crowds 🙂

  109. crystal smith says:

    The thing I like best about my boys going back to school is when they start bringing home their art projects and stories of things they’ve learned and new friends they’ve made 🙂

  110. I love how excited they get about going to school!

  111. I like that she is happy to go back to school.

  112. Manda Marie says:

    You can get things done during the day, run errands etc. Some days you’d like to have them home but it makes some days easier when they’re at school. Love seeing what they’re learning, what they bring home with them and to hear them talk about their day too.

  113. I like that they are no longer whining about being bored!

  114. They have something constructive to do

  115. Paula Tavernie says:

    I love the peace and quiet!!
    ptavernie at yahoo dot com

  116. I like the quiet and not having to cook as much!!!

  117. It is easier for them to have a routine.

  118. Great ideas

  119. Desiree Dunbar says:

    I like that they are excited to share with me what they made or learned that day at school.

  120. I think it is always nice to get back into a schedule, and for my kids to be excited to see their friends and be ready to learn.

  121. Sandra Travis says:

    I really don’t “like” for them to go back to school, but I guess what I like best, is when they come home. My youngest is a Sr and oldest is 30. I think this is the 1st year I haven’t cried when they went to school. (Do I sound sappy?)

  122. Mary Cloud says:

    The peace and quiet the first day I have the house to myself again brings
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

  123. Michele C says:

    All the new supplies they get to use. Love back -to-school shopping.

  124. I like being able to get tasks done around the house

  125. I like being able to do the errands without having them tag along.

  126. amy deeter says:

    that their no longer bored and they get to see their friends again

  127. they get to see all their school friends again

  128. Danielle D says:

    Their activities

  129. Rebecca Peters says:

    I get a little break from the fighting children

  130. Julie Henry says:

    I get a little bit of time to relax.

  131. Michele P says:

    my daughter loves going to school, so I like seeing her with friends and not so bored!

  132. Richard Hicks says:

    having some quiet time at home while they are away!

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  133. Angela Ash says:

    What I like most is the time to get some stuff out of the way you wouldn’t normally be able to.

  134. I like that they get to see their friends. Also, I like having a little me time too 🙂

  135. Heather Manu says:

    I like having a break and that they are excited to go back to school.

  136. I like that they are back in a schedule and not wasting time playing video games

  137. Brittney House says:

    Helping my kids with their school projects and school shopping.

  138. Nicole Millheim says:

    The peace and quiet

  139. e michelle says:

    i like the peace and quiet around the house durning the day

  140. Brenda Elsner says:

    With working overnights, now that the kids are back in school, I can get some sleep during the day!!

  141. krystal wethington says:

    Them learning.

  142. Christian Alejandro says:

    I really like the change of pace and extra quiet moments.

  143. Colin Glendon says:

    Watching them get excited to learn again.

  144. Chelsea Haga says:

    To get things done around the house!

  145. getting stuff done around the house.

  146. Saver Sara says:

    They are back in a structured environment!

  147. I like when she gets mouthy I pull out the school work and make her do extra.

  148. I like that my son gets to go to school and learn and play with his friends 🙂

  149. Terry Layman says:

    Thk u

  150. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    I like having a little bit of quiet time!

  151. its nice and quiet

  152. may avalon says:

    You can get things done during the day,

  153. Mihaela D. says:

    I like the free time that I have in the day

  154. The extra time to cook and clean

  155. Julie Harris says:

    I like that I get a break from the mess and the noise and that I can get things done that I never have time to do in the summer

  156. kids and the family getting on a regular schedule

  157. Brad Merrell says:

    I get fridays to myself

  158. I like when my nieces and nephew go back to school because I get to hear all about the fun times they have each day learning new things and making friends.

  159. What I like best about the kids going back to school is that now I have a little bit of time to myself.

  160. I always loved sharing how they got along on their days- what they learned – what they had to do – what happened to who etc 🙂 Always created some good bonding times for chatting 🙂

  161. Lisa Garner says:

    I like that they are having fun hanging out with friends at school.

  162. They get to see the friends they missed during the summer

  163. Penny Snyder says:

    Alone time 🙂

  164. Quiet house for me to study’s or nursing school! It’s her first year riding the bus so that will also be fun for her!

  165. Melissa Nagy says:

    Their excitement to share what they did that day and all that they learned.

  166. kathy pease says:

    I love the peace and quiet

  167. What I like most about back-to-school is getting back into a daily routine.

  168. kristi kiser says:

    nice backpack

  169. Buying them new clothes!

  170. Ann Council says:

    I have some time for myself.

  171. Nicole C. says:

    I like that we have a routine again!

  172. melikegarfield says:

    The kids seeing their friends on a regular basis.

  173. my time again

  174. Tabathia B says:

    Seeing their friends again and being on a disciplined schedule for school

  175. The peace and quiet!

  176. I look fwd the the artwork!

  177. The daily routine of the school day is good for the family.

  178. walking around my neighborhood for exercise

  179. Corey Olomon says:

    I can clean without the kids coming behind me messing it back up!

  180. I like the almost peace and quiet. My daughter goes to public school but I Home school my son so the arguing is replaced with non stop talking.

  181. Laura Unger says:

    I like that I’ll finally be able to get the house clean and get things done again.

  182. Melanie Montgomery says:

    A feew moments to myself throughout the day

  183. Rochel S. says:

    Love the time to myself to actually get things done

  184. I like the free time that I get!

  185. Scarlett Graham says:

    I like that they are on a structured schedule and routine.

  186. Crystal F says:

    I like being able to get back into a routine. There’s no sort of schedule during the summer so it can make it a little chaotic. Thank you!

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