Changes In Our Morning Routine: Preschool

I cannot believe that Brayden is about to turn 3 in a week. With changes in our morning routine including a job change for me, we felt it was time to let him start going to preschool!

We’ve been touring a few places and found a one that we’ve liked, well Brayden loves them all – a little too much for Mom’s liking. But it’s time for our little man to take the leap into preschool and we’re super excited to see how he develops in the next few months!


With my wife working the night shift these days, the morning “get ready” routine has become my duty, and I SUCK at waking up in the morning. My morning usually consists of dragging my feet to the shower, sitting in it for 30 minutes until I finally start to wake up, drink coffee and get breakfast going.

This is a huge leap from my earlier years where I would literally wake up 5 minutes before I needed to be to work, be OK with how my hair looked and throw on whatever looked decent for work. Yep, that’s me!



So now I have to get my son used to the idea of getting dressed, brushing his teeth and hair and getting his snack bag ready for his day at preschool.


Packit has a new line of freezable lunch bags with a bunch of cool designs, and to get Brayden excited for his first day I picked up a few of their monster designed lunch bags. 


Brayden likes to pretend he’s a monster, I don’t know how it couldn’t be more fitting than that!


I’ll be packing him his favorite snacks right now, Naan bread, strawberries, carrots and my Easy 5 Minute Hummus. This kid has been in love with hummus since he was in the womb, I don’t get it but it’s easy and cheap to make so I’m not going to complain!


Packit’s lunch bags keep everything cold for the entire day so I don’t have to worry about anything going bad or funky while its sitting in his cubby. The ability to keep things nice and cold also opens up the options for his snacks, like his hummus!


It’s a little bittersweet watching our little man take the next steps in his little life. He’s not our little baby sitting in a high chair being spoon fed anymore. Every day he becomes more and more independent and most time he’s the one that’s giving us a push to the next milestone.

Well I blinked, and the last 3 years haven’t flown by, I’ll need to keep my eyes peeled becase I don’t wan to miss anything in this next phase of his life!

Thanks to PackIt for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own!

Check Out My 5 Minute Hummus:

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Easy 5-Minute Hummus

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 People
No tahini? No problem! We're making a simple hummus recipe using garbanzo beans, olive oil, lemon juice and cumin. Awesome snack and condiment for wraps!
Print Recipe


  • 15 oz garbanzo beans
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 small garlic cloves
  • 1/2 whole lemon


  • Drain your garbanzo beans into a strainer, and rinse.
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  • Place the beans into a food processor
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  • Squeeze the juice out of the lemon into the processor, using your hand as a strainer to prevent seeds from getting through.
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  • Add the garlic clove (peeled of course), with the cumin and salt.
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  • Add in the red wine vinegar and about 2 tbsp of olive oil to start.
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  • Blend for about 2 minutes. If it still has a chunky consistency, it's because it's not wet enough to move through the food processor easily. Add at most another 1 tbsp of olive oil, then, if needed, 1 tbsp of water to thin it out so you can get it blended to the right consistency. Blend time shouldn't be any longer than about 4 minutes total
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  • Serve with some pita chips, and enjoy!
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Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!


  1. Brittanie Monique Jones says:

    This makes ME sad..I’ve watched him grow as well, not to mention my own is 8 months behind Brayden ????????

  2. Sharyl Wolter says:

    Kids grow up too fast. I have 2 young nieces and it is scary, lol!

  3. Tksinclair says:

    We have a “Breadon” due next month…spelling is for a family name…

  4. Keri Justice says:

    What cute lunch boxes they have! I have 2 school aged kids who pack lunches. Thanks for the chance!

  5. Aweee, Brayden looks so cute n I love his school bag 🙂 5 Minutes Hummus is surely going in my party menu book – Thanks for sharing.

  6. latanya t says:


  7. Lisa Lotts says:

    What a cute little one! Such a great idea for his school lunches! Nice that he’ll eat the healthy stuff, too!

  8. No tahini? Blasphemy! Tahini is the best part of the hummus! 😉 Awesome lunch bag for your little guy!

  9. Danielle S says:

    I would love to get some of PackIt’s grocery bags.

  10. Peter Block says:

    I remember those days. It was a long time ago. They are precious. Enjoy them. I will bet Brayden likes his really cool bag!

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