How to Freeze a PB&J Sandwich

PB&J

You guys. How did I not know this???

This very shortcut is right after my freezer meal loving heart. Did you know you can make ahead PB&J sandwiches and freeze them? Meaning, you could make up a bunch and each day pull one out and put it in a lunch box? I know.

freezer sandwich

My son wants the exact same thing for lunch everyday, it’s how he’s wired. I have tried turkey and cheese, ham and cheese and even tuna (never send that again mom, it stinks!) for his lunches but he likes the old standby, a good ‘ole PB&J. {read more}

Summer Survival Series: Part Three

I’m back, with part three of my Summer Survival Series. Did you miss the beginning? It’s not too late to catch up, start here.

summer survival, kids, summer break

If you are following along, did you get your daily schedule up? I did, but it keeps falling off the fridge, or rather little fingers keep pulling it off. Tomorrow we’ll find a new spot. BUT, my kids were pretty excited to see what we had planned for the day. So far, so good.

Now we are moving on to three mini organization projects to get you prepped for your summer days. In order to simplify, a little preparation will go a long way. There’s also a little something in it for you! (keep reading) {read more}

Summer Survival Series: Part Two

summer survival, boredom busters

We’re talking about summer with kids at home, and how you can survive!

Did you miss Part One?  Start here: Summer Survival Series: Part One

Part One of the Summer Survival Series involved making a simple daily schedule. My intention with this was to give the kids a general sense of the day and set expectations, as well as eliminate the constant ask for playdates and snacks.

So now that we have our daily schedule, what happens when we’re having a hard time figuring out how to use up some of that free time? Let me introduce the boredom buster jar.

Summer Survival Series: Part Two

The boredom buster jar is a simple jar with activities written on popsicle sticks. I used this jar as a reward for chores completed, and/or good behavior and attitudes. If we had a great day, the kids got to pick out something from the jar to do. (idea originally found at While He Was Napping) {read more}

Summer Survival Series: Part One

summer survival while kids are at home,

Yes, surviving. That is the word we are using. School is almost out (or maybe for some of you it’s already summer break) and we have three long wonderful months with our kiddos at home.

I do LOVE summer, I really do. The lazy mornings, the sunshine and constant drying of swimsuits and beach towels along the railing on the deck. It’s my favorite time of year. ♥

But with three young kiddos at home, tempers can also run short and the days can feel long. Last year, I decided to turn my panic into a plan, and it made for a much better summer than I anticipated. At the time I had a one year old, a two-year old and a six-year-old. It was busy, but with a little planning ahead of time, our days together ran fairly smoothly. {read more}

DIY Art Caddy

diy art caddy

I am constantly inspired by all the great organization tips I see on blogs and Pinterest, and I am so happy to share with you my solution to organizing all my kids art supplies with this DIY Art Caddy. I love it because it is functional, but it also looks great when it is out on our dining room table (which is pretty much every day!)

I got the idea over at Clean Mama. If you don’t already follow her, run over and check her out right now. She’s amazing.

Anyway, she had a homework caddy she made using mason jars and a utensil bin, and I loved the idea. Such a pretty, but simple way to keep all that stuff together. {read more}