Back to school!

I’m wiggling-in-my-seat happy! 

Not that I don’t love my kids, but there’s not much room for working from home when they are here.  
And when I do sit down to get something accomplished, I feel terribly guilty for neglecting them.

So back to school gives me a few hours to work, and then the rest of my time for them.

Plus, they are still at the age where they love school and are missing their friends after a long summer.

SO

I saw a photo on Facebook about some brilliant mom/dad who created a lunch station to help with the morning mayhem.

They put all the little snacks into snack bags,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices


perfectly portioned for their kids’ appetites,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices


and then set them all out so that the kids could choose what went into their lunches each day.

BRILLIANT!

So I brought out all of the junky snacks,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

and the healthy ones,

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

  and set them out at kid-height in a cute little display.

All the girls have to do is select a couple of healthy and a junk – and then there’s still the bin in the fridge for yogurt, cheeses, and fruit – and they can pack their own lunches!

Everything they need is portion controlled, pre-packaged and cheaper than buying individual packages of everything.

I know what you’re thinking – “But Shelly, where did you get that adorable snack station from?”

Create a snack station with pre-portioned treats so the kids can make healthy choices

 

It’s the girls lemonade/grocery stand!
 
 
 
 
(Why is it $129 in the US and $598 in Canada?  RIDICULOUS!)


Repurposed here since they weren’t using it in their playroom.

I love how cute this is!

Now I just have to shoo take them to their new classes!

Happy first day back to school girls!






Have a great one!

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