Are you finally back into “school schedules”?? I’m just now feeling like we’re back in a groove and the kids know the drill…
- No breakfast until they’re dressed and beds are made.
- No TV until backpacks are ready and breakfast is eaten.
- Wash their hands and grab a snack after school.
- No playing until homework is done.
- Lunches made and in the fridge for the next day of school.
- Clothes laid out for the next day of school.
These are just some of the “rules” we’ve set up for this school year. The kids play an active role in doing these responsibilities, which we appreciate. Our mornings are pretty crazy getting 5 kids (and myself) ready for the day so I rely on them to help and do their part to make things less stressful and to make sure things get done. We had most of these rules last year, but a new one we’ve done this year is having the kids make their lunches. It’s something they actually enjoy, and of course, it’s something we still over-see. They’re pretty good about having a good mix of foods and I’m proud to say they don’t load it up with just “treats”. 😉
Some of their favorite snacks come from Horizon Organic. We’ve bought their products for years and have been enjoying some of their new items, like the Sandwich Crackers and the Super Squeezes. The sandwiches are easy to put in a baggy or little case and add to their lunches. They’re also great to have in the snack cups we keep in my purse for when we’re on-the-go (which is almost always). 😉
We just got the Super Squeezes for the first time a few weeks ago and they’ve been a hit!! The kids love how convenient they are, and I admit they’re pretty much the best invention ever. We love having them for trips and when spoons aren’t handy. 😉
They’re favorite has to be the chocolate milk, though. What can I say?! They’re kids!! What kid DOESN’T like chocolate milk!? LOL!!
Even I admit that chocolate milk is the best. I think it reminds me of my childhood. 😉
With their lunch made each day, one of our traditions has been the “note from mom” I add to it each morning.
Yes, I write a note to the kids EVERY DAY!! Sometimes it’s a simple, “I love you,” (if time is short) but I usually try to write some words of encouragement or a reminder for the day. If I’m feeling really witty I like to write a joke. 😉
I thought it would be nice though to have some FREE lunch box notes already printed out to write on. You can personalize it or add something to it… I admit they’ve been nice to use on the days when we’re running short on time. 😀
I also wanted to make sure you had some blank ones to use too!
Not sure about you, but school is tough for kids so words of encouragement are always appreciated. I know this because my kids tell me so! In fact, they keep their notes every day and never throw them away which I think is SO cute!
With these cute notes and wholesome snacks, I’m encouraging my kids to be their best selves! Who wouldn’t want to do that?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Horizon Organic. The opinions and text are all mine.