Did you know that in the United States more than 20 million sandwich bags from school lunches wind up in landfills? I have been guilty of sending plastic ziploc bags in my kids' lunches, but I always feel guilty about it. I have tried using the laptop lunchbox and sandwich wrap mats, but was not happy with how either worked. I could not fit my kids' sandwiches or thermos (if they wanted to take something hot) into the laptop lunch and the sandwich mats were very hard to clean and seemed to get water trapped underneath the plastic. For other friends of mine, the laptop lunch box has worked so I think this could be a good solution for some depending on what you pack for lunch. I thought at the very least I should try some reusable snack bags for all the times we carry snacks on the go. My first grader has to pack a snack every day--think of how many plastic bags that would add up to!! Lunchskins is a company started by mompreneurs. They make these adorable reusable bags that can be found here: www. lunchskins.com.
I am now a stay at home mom but in my former life I was a French teacher--I have my B.A., M.A., and A.B.D. (next step to Ph.D. in French literature). I love teaching and miss it but in the meantime I am enjoying operating a part-time home organizing and design business. Contact me for more info if you are interested!