Lunch packing is something of a challenge for me, historically. There are so many things to choose from and the sheer variety of convenience foods available at American grocery stores still blows my mind. I wish I had the grocery packing skills out of the latest Cheaper By The Dozen remake. But alas, I am generally on survival-mode as I try to make lunches and get kids ready for school.
Cue my deep thinking, deep feeling middle child. She noticed that I am a bit frenetic in the morning, so she helped break me out of my one-track prep routine. I spent every morning last year making my picky boy a homemade Uncrustable. Adding the little one to the routine this year upped the time investment in daily sandwiches. My sweet girl pointed out that I could make the sandwiches ahead of time and freeze them, making them as easy to grab as store-bought Uncrustables. I had genuinely never even thought of that.
So now, this is how I make Uncrustables in more calm moments to make our morning more purposeful and relaxed. I hope it helps ease your morning routine (or your sports prep, or your hiking prep, or whenever!), too!
As I was growing up, I never pictured myself as a stay-at-home mom. Thankfully, God had other plans. I am now the mother of an amazing handful of kids, most of whom were born at home as well! I am learning how to be purposeful with my time at home, and I hope to encourage others who are also seeking a purposeful home life.
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