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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  • I always set the kids’ alarms 10mins early!

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  • Get up 10 minutes earlier

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  • Pack their back packs the night before

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  • The night before always make lunches, pick out clothes and look at papers, homework etc., Thanks!

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  • Set up what everyones wearing the night before so there isn’t a scramble for clothes

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  • I have my boys’ backpacks and lunch boxes ready to go. And clothes ready. Shoes are on a bench by the front door.

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  • Write out a simple routine for the kids to follow in the morning if they are old enough to read. (i.e., turn off alarm clock, make bed, get dressed, eat breakfast, get lunch, go out to bus stop.) It helps keeps them focused on getting ready.

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  • I get everything I can done the night before and I always get up about 15 minutes earlier than I need to.

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  • Have everything ready the night before and get up early so you will have time for small emergencies.

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  • I prepare things the night before so theres less to do in the morning

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  • eating rice crispies =)

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  • I set our alarm early to let my kids watch a little tv before school

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  • I always get my clothes ready the night before

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  • Set out clothes the night before, put backpacks shoes in one same spot so there is no running around looking for them in the morning.

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  • I do everything I can the night before.
    Thanks for the chance!

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  • make sure their backpacks are ready to go the night before….saves lots of time!

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  • we set out the clothes and shoes the are going to wear. backpacks and make sure everything they will need are in them

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  • I think it helps to pick out everyone’s clothes the night before and have books and shoes ready to go in the same place daily.

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  • I do everything I can the night before to make mornings easier.

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  • I get the lunches and backpacks ready the night before

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  • We pick out the clothes for the next day before we go to sleep, so we don’t waste any time in the morning picking out what we’re going to wear.

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  • I would everything ready the night before,for what my Son would need for school.

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  • Plan the night before so you know what you’re having for breakfast, it’s the most important meal

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  • We lay out clothes out the night before.

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  • We get our backpacks ready the night before and figure out what will be in the lunches. It’s not much but it helps.

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  • my son ppicks out hi sclothing the night before after we watch the news to get the weather. i lso get up 30 minutes before my son to get myself going coffee and check emails, then i get brakfast going while I wake my son.

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  • get the school bag packed and ready the night before
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  • I love SNAP, CRACKLE, AND POP

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  • By having everything done and ready the night before.

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  • I like to pack lunch the night before. One less thing to do in the morning makes things easier, thanks

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  • Making sure everyone gets plenty of sleep and making sure there is no stress in the morning by having everything done the night before.

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