Rice Krispies Make Mornings Better (Giveaway)

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Yes, she did have Rice Krispies for breakfast. Yummy breakfast plus new clothes made for one happy girl.

Here’s something I bet you don’t know about me.  My all time favorite cereal is Rice Krispies.  With milk, without milk, in a bowl, in a cup, out of a baggie…it doesn’t matter. I love them.  Rice Krispie treats? Yes, please.  Obviously I love the taste of them, but I’ve grown to love them even more as my kids have come along, particularly now, as we’re back to school and mornings are often rush, rush, rushed.   I prefer when my kids are happy and smiling before school- a good breakfast and an organized mom in the morning helps me with that goal…

Rice Krispies are good for filling bellies, they are easy to serve, and when else does your breakfast “talk” to you the way Rice Krispies do?  With some fruit, they make for a healthy, filling start to a busy day at school or work. 

Besides serving Rice Krispies (which I buy at BJ’s because it’s more cost effective and I don’t run out as soon)– some other tips to make school (or work) mornings busier for moms:

1. Pack Lunches and Snacks the night before. I can’t say this enough.  It leaves you time to make and drink some coffee in the morning instead of fumbling around trying to put together a semblance of a healthy, filling snack or lunch. Put the whole lunchbox/bag into the fridge, and you’ll save a LOT of your time in the morning.  I try to force myself to do this before bed- it doesn’t usually even take me 10 whole minutes- even to do my husband’s lunch…but the time and stress saved in the morning makes it SO worth it. 

2. Backpacks/bookbags: Ready to go the night before.  Chances are, the homework’s done, and it’s easy to check the calendar for any “specials” like library books that must be returned, or sneakers that have to be brought for gym class.  Share day?  Get it ready the night before!

3. Calendars are on our walls, USE THEM.  When I was a nanny, and I won’t lie, I’m not as good as I was then, but each person in the family had a color.  So all of their “stuff” was written on the calendar in their color.  So if they were able to read or not, they’d know if there was ‘something’ for them to remember.  Share (show & tell) days, library, field trips, appointments, scout meetings, club meetings, sports-pictures….all of these things can be on the calendar.  The visual cue can be a reminder not just to us as the parents, but also for the kids to see and help learn to be responsible for their belongings.  

4. I’d love to tell you to set out breakfast table settings the night before, but that won’t ever happen in my house.  It would probably make life easier, but with a small kitten in the house, for me?  It would probably make life harder, and messier, because I can almost guarantee that our little Sunshine kitty would be climbing onto that table and knocking dishes off at some point.  

5. If your kids are not “morning” people, try new ways to wake them.  Sing a silly song, make a silly face when you wake them.  Make getting shoes on a “race” to see who can get ready to head out the door first.  I find that if I’m being silly and having fun, sooner or later, the kids fall into being silly and fun, and we have a little less grouchy and a lot more smiley.

  • Kellogg’s® Rice Krispies® cereal and memories go hand in hand. This back-to-school season, spark a moment of joy at the breakfast table with the simple grains of rice you can see and the Snap!™, Crackle!™, & Pop!™ you can hear.
  • With vitamin- and mineral-fortified Kellogg’s Rice Krispies cereal, moms don’t need to worry about sacrificing nutrition when getting their family out the door each morning. Rice Krispies cereal is made with simple ingredients and is fortified with 11 essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Share your back-to-school magic breakfast moments sparked by Kellogg’s Rice Krispies on their Facebook fan page.

Rice Krispies Giveaway Photo

 

Kellogg’s would like to make one reader’s mornings a little smoother with a Rice Krispies prize pack:  a box of Rice Krispies cereal, a set of four fun cereal bowls, and a Kellogg’s Retro Character Scrapbook Album.

 

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  • Set the alarm and allow a 10-minute snooze.

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  • I lay out my clothes the night before.

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  • Pack up everything the night before.

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  • I lay my clothes out the night before

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  • Make mornings easier I have the lunches made the night before and make sure I get up early and start the coffee.

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  • Lay out everything the night before…backpacks, clothes..you name it. If it looks to be extra busy, cereal-bowl-spoon all laid out as well…

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  • Making sure they have all of their stuff ready the night before makes our mornings easier.

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  • lots of prep work night before :)

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  • I make mornings easier by doing as much as I can the night before! Lunches, laying out outfits, putting school bags together, etc. Do it before bed so it’s easier on sleepy heads!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

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  • Share a tip for making mornings easier — set out clothing the night before.

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  • have backpacks packed the night before

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  • Prepare the night before

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  • I get my kids clothes out the night before and have my kids take showers the night before to

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  • I lay out everything the night before..clothing,backpacks,jackets,shoes and even bowls/cups/etc for breakfast

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  • FIX LUNCHES NITE B-4

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  • Pick out clothes the night before saves a few minutes!

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  • I start the night before.

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  • We lay our clothes out the night before & make our lunches ahead of time & put them in the fridge. :)

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  • When my daughter was in school I used to put the bowl,spoon,cereal and piece of fruit on the table the night before. It just made the mornings not so rushed. Also pick out clothes and make lunches the night before. Thanks for the yummy giveaway!
    I love Rice Krispies too! :)

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  • i get what things that we are going to where out the night be for .

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  • I always decide what I am going to wear the night before. Makes it so much easier when your brain isn’t engaged yet!

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  • Pack lunches, lay out clothes and pack backpack the night before for less chaos in the morning.

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  • Plan the night before. It really IS the best tip!

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  • Get everything ready the night before and make sure everyone gets enough sleep.

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  • get all you can get ready the night before!

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  • I love rice krispies!!! We try to have everything set out the night before so its ready to in the morning

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  • Doing everything the night before. Showers, clothes everything so all they have to do is eat, brush their teeth and get dressed. no hassles!

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  • to make mornings easier I try to eat my favorite cereal or blueberry muffins.. something to look forward to!

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  • Ask the kids what they want for breakfast the night before–that way it’s made for them when they get up :)

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  • I have two options in mind for breakfast and they can choose from the two…rather than just asking what they want. We also try to have everything pack for school the night before.

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  • get up 30 minutes earlier than u need to for some quiet time

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  • When I was raising my 7 I had to prepare the night before like everyone else. Mornings would have been a disaster otherwise :) I even set the breakfast table the night before, laid out the clothes/shoes backpacks all set with homework and permission slips etc.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  • I get everything ready the night before to make mornings easier!

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  • do as much as you can for the morning the night before…set up coffee maker, make sure backpacks are packed and near the door, set the table for breakfast, etc…

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  • We use your idea of getting backpacks ready the night before. Because of lots of activities, we have special bags and hooks for each one, so the bag is ready to go in the morning. When we get back from an activity, all clothing and equipment goes back in its specific bag, so we aren’t hunting for her leotard one day, dance shoes another.

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  • Prepare healthy snacks/lunches for my 3 boys.

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  • Get up plenty early and leave home early.

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  • Make sure the kids get plenty of sleep!

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  • Clean kitchen before bed! It’s so much nicer and easier to wake up and get started in a picked up kitchen,instead of one cluttered with last nights dinner dishes

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  • Have a for place for everything and keep everything in it’s place ..then you can go and get as you need .

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  • Have a list of things to be done before school… breakfast
    get lunch box
    get backpack
    get homework
    etc

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  • My son is very sporty and I never know if he will want to wear white or black socks to school. I always have both pairs waiting for him downstairs so that he can get dressed quickly. He has to be to school by 7:30 so this helps a lot.

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  • We pack lunches the night before and pick out clothes.

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  • Do as much as possible the night before.

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  • I lay out my kids clothes the night before too, so there aren’t any fights about what to wear in the morning!

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  • pepare as much as you can the night before

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  • I lie out the clothes the day before.

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  • I set my alarm clock 20 minutes earlier to give me extra time for any unexpected issues that may come up during our hectic mornings.

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  • Getting clothes and shoes/socks ready the night before!

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  • OH MY GOSH – Rice Krispies are my favorite too! I could eat a whole box, especially with whole milk b/c it’s sooo creamy! And RK Treats – yes, again I could eat a whole platter. LOVE! Those bowls are super duper cute!!! :) I love Snap, Crackle, & Pop! :)

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