I’ll admit right now that I’ve let breakfast get a bit out of hand in our home. It’s totally my fault and I’ve been starting to wonder if I can change things for the better for our family.
See for lunch(on weekends) – everyone is on their own. If you want it – make it. I make my lunch and I make Astrid’s lunch if I cannot convince her sisters to do it. And for dinner – I make one meal. I am not a short-order cook. One meal. If you don’t like it – well it might just be a long hungry night. It turns out by enforcing this system my kids are more willing to try new things and it’s so nice to have a meal that we all sit together as a family to enjoy. Although some might still turn their noses up at creamed spinach…JED!
Anyway – breakfast is my challenge and usually goes like this – all three girls line-up on the couch watching the TV mindlessly with little newborn baby kitten eyes. I let them do this as it lets them wake-up it gives me time to try and throw together their breakfasts and get all of us somewhat organized as we are so busy and rushed that we need to somehow get out of the door in the morning.(Continue reading and enter to win!)
But then I turn into a short-order cook. And I totally offer my services – waffles for Eloise, fruit for Astrid, oatmeal for Esther, then a waffle for Astrid, then Esther wants a banana and oh wait Eloise now wants cereal and milk, and then Astrid wants some milk and seriously I JUST WANT MORE COFFEE and some track shoes because I’ve now traveled back and forth to my little darlings 32 times just to serve the princesses breakfast. Did I mention coffee?
I needed a solution for the problem that I created.
So I was thrilled when I was asked to try Quaker’s new Real Medleys Oatmeal! It’s truly a great solution for a busy family rushing out the door. We tried all of the flavors and loved them! I loved that they combined healthy multi-grains with fruit and nuts so I know my kids were eating a good breakfast, but I also loved how quick and convenient Quaker Real Medleys are. The flavors are really amazing and Esther has already sent me back to the store for more Summer Berry and Cherry Pistachio.
In addition to adding Quaker Real Medleys to our morning routine we are trying to do a better job of being more prepared in the mornings – packing lunches ahead of time, everyone being responsible for their own breakfasts, and sitting down together for a few moments before our crazy days start.
I would love to make your mornings easier – so today I am giving away to one of you – a selection of Quaker’s Real Medleys Oatmeal and a $75 Visa Gift Card!
Comment below on this post with what your morning routine is like and what you think would make it easier.
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The giveaway ends on May 1st at 8pm CST. Winner will be chosen at random from the comments and contacted by email.
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Quaker Real Medleys offer the ultimate oatmeal experience, whether at home or on-the-go.
- Each serving offers at least 30 grams of whole grains, and each flavor is either a good or excellent source of fiber (containing 3-8 grams total fat per serving)
- The oatmeal comes in four great flavors: Apple Walnut, Summer Berry, Peach Almond and Cherry Pistachio
- Just add hot water or microwave with water to enjoy
Disclosure: I was provided samples and compensated for my time. All thoughts, opinions, words and morning disorganization are my own.