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Lets face it, the mornings are a blur for most of us and getting through them is hard enough but to have to stop and think what we are having for breakfast or if we are even having breakfast is not easy!  More moms are working and the time just isn’t there.  My oldest just started Kindergarten this  month and our mornings have been pretty crazy now that she goes every single day.  Breakfast has been quick and I’m guilty of letting them have breakfast bars most mornings.  It’s quick and easy.

Juice is their choice of drink in the morning and I do know milk would be a much better way for them to start their days…. I’m working on that.  Do you have that problem as well? Or are your kids already good milk drinkers?  My husband drinks milk with every meal but the girls just don’t enjoy it.

Because of the lack of milk being consumed in the  mornings,  the national Milk Mustache “got milk?”® Campaign is launching a new initiative to throw the spotlight on breakfast – and to reinforce the importance of adding low fat or fat free milk to the morning meal.

Here are some tips from the Meal Makeover Moms for getting the school year off on the right foot and building a strong family:

  • Think ahead: After dinner, have one child clear the table and help with dishes as you (or another child) prep the table for the morning. Have him set the table with placemats, napkins, bowls, spoons and cereal boxes as part of your dinner wrap-up routine. When the alarm sounds in the morning, add low fat milk to have a nutritious start to the day!
  • Establish a “Morning Zone”: What does each family member need the next morning – and is it gathered up? Putting all critical items into an established “morning zone” can eliminate a lot of headaches during the morning rush. When the “Zone” is clear in the morning, your family is cleared for take-off.
  • “The talk”: Use the night before school to have a heart-to-heart as a family about the new start to the year. Talk about goals for the year and all of the exciting lessons the kids will learn. Doing so will help increase excitement about getting back into the swing of things!

Breakfast on the go can be challenging.  How can you possibly have a bowl of cereal with ice cold milk???  If you win this giveaway it will be very possible!!

Do you want to win a cereal-on-the-go container??

Giveaway: (10) Koupon Karen reader’s will win a Cereal-On-The-Go Container!!! Freeze the bottom half overnight, then fill with milk.  Put your dry cereal in the top, which acts as a cover for the bottom then add the cover.  When your ready for your breakfast just pour the cold milk from the bottom into the top and use the spoon in the cover to eat your cereal!  Pretty easy!!!

How to Enter: What is your breakfast routine in the morning?  Is there plenty of time or are you rushed??

Extra Entries: Once you do the above mandatory entry you can do any of the following an earn up to 7 more entries:

Details: This giveaway is open to US residents and will end September 23rd at 11:59pm. The winner’s will be randomly picked and announced shortly after and will have 48 hours to claim their prize or I will randomly pick another winner.

Disclosure: I received a package of goodies in exchange for sharing this information and hosting the giveaway.  I also received 10 prizes to share with my readers.  This did not influence my post and as always, my words are my own.