How To Be A Good-Enough Lunch Packer: The Mom Hour, Episode 170

Boxes, bags, and bentos–here we go, friends. We’re talking lunch-packing on this week’s episode of The Mom Hour. From the gear we love (or like well-enough), to the stuff we pack (no, it’s not pretty or perfect), to when and how we get lunches packed (and unpacked…ew), today’s episode is FULL of tips and stories to encourage you this school year.

PLUS Sarah is joined by our newest new-mom contributor Alison Thompson at the end of the show. Check it out!

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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 170

Gear we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 170

Queue It Up!

If you’re feeling all back-to-schoolish and want to set some new intentions for yourself as a mom, check out Episode 116 from August 22, 2017: Back To School = The New Year For Moms.


  1. I’ve been having problems with your Mom Hour podcast episodes downloading lately. Have you heard from others on this? Are there any tricks to fix it? Thank uou’

    • Hi Becky! Can you let me know what podcast app (like Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.) you’re using, and on what kind of device? I haven’t heard from anybody else but I’m happy to look into it for you!

  2. Love listening to your podcast! I am a new mom. My daughter, Clara, is 8 months old. Do you have any suggestions on episodes that would really speak to me? I’m hardcore in the trenches- crawling, teething, crib-training, daycare, working full time…you get the picture! Haha Thanks girls!

  3. Loved this episode- I’m trying to figure out how to shift more of the lunch making responsibilities to my first grader. His fifth grader sister has got it down! I would love any advice on that.
    Also, years ago, Meagan mentioned that she kept all of her lunch making items in one drawer. That was a game changer for me!
    We love the Sistema Twist N Sip water bottles. They are the right size to fit in the lands end lunch boxes and they don’t leak.

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