Mornings are kind of crazy during the initial weeks of back to school in most households. Gone are the morning for sleeping in, tasty hot breakfasts in PJs with cartoons and a leisurely start to the day. Now we are rushing through breakfast and running for buses and drop off lines. One thing I do to make my busy mornings easier when we have to get out the door is to prepare ahead as much as possible. My most time consuming task is packing everyone’s lunches. To make it even easier, I’ve set up a lunch packing station. I make sure to include lots of fruits and veggies and a source of protein. With a little one lots of lunch foods come packaged and I have two favorite brands that I love for our little one and us too. Annie’s Cheddar or Graham bunnies are so tasty and their fruit snacks are a new treat for us. Plum Organics makes JDub’s favorite pureed squeeze pouches, and Jammy Sammy are becoming popular around here too!
I found this adorable metal plant stand, yes you read that right. This adorable metal piece was in the garden section at Target! That’s why I walk ever aisle, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. So as soon as I saw it I knew I had to grab it up and this would be the perfect use for it since I’m not much of a plant person.
I filled it up with fresh fruit, juice pouches and our favorite snacks. I put it out on the counter and it’s ready for lunch packing. JDub takes his lunch in his super fun whale lunch bag by 3 Sprouts. I make sure to have his favorite cup and lunch box labeled with adorable personalized Mabel’s Labels, so I get them back at the end of a play date or outing.