Amazon | GOOD DEAL + ADD ON: Over the Door Shoe Hang

Amazon | GOOD DEAL + ADD ON: Over the Door Shoe Hang

This is one of the items on our camp packing list and it’s a great price.

  • WHITE CRYSTAL COLLECTION: Smart, simple storage with Whitmor’s over the door hanging shoe organizer
  • PROTECTION: Whitmor’s white over the door shoe organizer offers storage&protection from dust & damage
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Whitmor’s hanging shoe storage frees up floor space by hanging over the door
  • STORAGE SOLUTIONS: Use this organizer to store children’s toys & stuffed animals in the kid’s room
  • LARGE CAPACITY; Large, crystal clear, over the door pockets for quick visibility and storage
  • VERSATILITY: Also a perfect organizer for other storage items like cleaning supplies, toys & crafts
  • EASY ASSEMBLY: Whitmor’s adjustable over the door hook design fits most interior doors
  • MORE STORAGE OPTIONS: To view more of our storage products visit our brand page at amazon.com/whitmor
Amazon | GOOD DEAL + ADD-ON: 2-Pack Flashlight Set with batteries

Amazon | GOOD DEAL + ADD-ON: 2-Pack Flashlight Set with batteries

  • LED bulb produces bright white light for a variety of tasks around the house
  • Ribbed casing for a secure grip
  • Easy-to-operate switch
  • Lifetime LED bulb never needs to be replaced
  • 60 hours of runtime
  • Each Flashlight Operates on 1 D battery (included)
  • Comes with 2, Eveready D Batteries
  • ANSI Rated 25 Lumens
  • Up to 5x brighter vs. ordinary LEDs
  • Comes with 2 flashlights

We bought these for our kids to take to camp this summer. As the nearby states have all called for a State of Emergency for the upcoming storms, I am thinking, we might want to purchase another set.

Amazon | BEST DEAL + ADD-ON: Contigo Waterbottle

Amazon | BEST DEAL + ADD-ON: Contigo Waterbottle

  • 100-percent BPA free; water bottle is made out of Tritan, which provides high impact resistance and won’t stain or retain odors
  • Top-rack dishwasher safe
  • Sleek design fits car cup holders for travel
  • Carabiner clip to attach to your bag
  • Spout shield covers drink spout, keeping it clean and protected when not in use

 

 

Hacking (and Packing) School Lunches – Part 3

Hacking (and Packing) School Lunches – Part 3

As we try to expand lunch and work with our kids for them to pack lunches we have gone through a number of strategies. My husband talks about our process in this post. And I share some ideas for what can go in a lunch in this post.

Today, I want to share a different way of helping our kids with lunch packing. I created a Google Doc that has lunch packing for our oldest three kids. I imagine this will change, but I sat down with them and asked them to come up with ideas for each category based upon what they eat and the ideas we had previously come up with. Then at the beginning of the week, I am asking them to look at the dinner menu to see what leftovers they can take and also what needs to be made for lunches that we can make ahead of time. Planning for the whole week helps them with the task of making lunches easily and not staring at the refrigerator for 20 minutes trying to decide what they want to pack. It also helps with planning the shopping list, so we can make sure there are fruits and vegetables that each of the kids would like to eat.

I also plan on laminating this and having them use a Dry Erase Marker each week to write out their ideas. But I think we are going to be adjusting it for at least the first month of school. Maybe when I take the laminator out for Sukkot, it will be more finalized.

Do you have any strategies that help with making lunches? Do you have any good ideas that I should add?

BONUS: Here are 7 back to school tips for parents.

 

 

Amazon COUPON + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Grandma’s Cookies

Amazon COUPON + SUBSCRIBE & SAVE: Grandma’s Cookies

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  • Great for packing lunches or snacking on the go
  • Perfect for a quick, sweet comforting treat

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