YOU GUYS!!! It’s the first TGIF of the bts season and it honestly feels so amazing. Lots of emotions and excitement around our home since the kids started on Wednesday. Espen and Tilly basically poured themselves into bed last night around 8:30PM and fell asleep before Johan + I made it to their bed for prayers and back tickles. They are also the two kids who have experienced the most change this year and that seems to be overwhelming and exhausting. So hard to watch them feel “out of place” but I also know that it’s going to be such a great year for both of them!!!

In other news, there are some really cute and simple lunchbox notes (that can also be used for just about anything!) I made for the kids that you can download below AND this morning I kicked off a “what’s in the lunchbox” or “WITL” (ha!) post on Instagram Stories. I’ll be sharing what the kids are taking to school for lunch on the daily (minus wednesdays) in hopes that it’ll encourage me to be better about not wasting food while also keeping things stocked to make packing easier. I’m sure there will be many basic lunch days and some that look more like cafeteria money, but nonetheless, I think it’s going to be fun! Already got lots of messages back about it (you can see my intro here — will also add to a “lunchbox” highlight) so I’m thinking it might even turn into a thing and we can do it together!

(YESTERDAY’S LUNCH | TJ’s meatballs, carrots + ranch, string cheese, apricots, TJ’s spud crunchies (Griffin loves these… they look like french fries), TJ’s sparkling apple juice (sparkling water + juice mix = less sugar!).

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD, LUNCHBOX NOTES PDF | the cards are 3.5″ x 5″, download and print onto card stock or text weight paper, cut along dashed lines, add your message and slip into a backpack or lunchbox! Could also be used for thank you or teacher notes.

How do you feel about packing lunch!? Aside from mornings that we’re short on time, I really enjoy packing lunches!!! It’s the grocery list making and shopping that I dread (save me)… Wondering if I’m in the minority?

XO, Rae


  1. Vanessa September 7, 2018 at #

    I love making the grocery list, but dread the actual shopping.

    Curious if you have toddler lunch box ideas – my one year old is in daycare and I could always use some inspiration!

    • rae September 14, 2018 at #

      totally! i wonder if most of the school lunches could be tweaked a little for a toddler? My kids always liked bento style finger foods and food pouches. Maybe 3 or 4 items — sandwich meat with fruit and cheese crackers, quesadilla with diced avocado and apple sauce, penne pasta with cooked veggies and chicken. I also really love packing leftover breakfast for lunch… oatmeal with toppings or pancakes with cream cheese are so good and easy for lunch! Hope that helps a little! xoxox

  2. Ashley September 7, 2018 at #

    I’m seriously so excited about this! I need the inspiration!

    • rae September 14, 2018 at #

      YAY! Have you been able to follow along? xoxo

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