The Morning Rush

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If you've been following my Kellogg's Moms Breakfast Club posts, you know by now that mornings are a mad rush in my household. I like to stay in bed as late as possible, so it's imperative that everything gets done quickly and according to plan. The key word really is planning, and preparation! Here are some things we do to streamline and simplify our mornings:

1) Get ready the night before
Before the kids go to bed I ask them to make sure all their homework is done and in their backpacks, along with any library books, folders and anything else they need to give to their teachers the next day. We also go over what activities we have the next day (i.e., dance, soccer, playdates, etc...) so we know what else needs to be ready.

2) Pre-pack lunches
Many parents like to pack lunches the night before, but I like to assemble my kids' sandwiches right before I pack them, especially when I make sandwiches that might get soggy if the fillings have time to soak through the bread. That doesn't mean I can't get everything set up to make things easier for me in the morning. I pre-chill milk and juice boxes, and cut up fruit the night before. Some lunches can be prepared ahead of time, like pita bread and carrots with hummus, or leftover pasta. You can make a bagel with cream cheese and jelly the night before and refrigerate it. In fact, I like to freeze a giant batch of PBJ sandwiches so I can just pull them out of the freezer and throw it in their lunchboxes.

3) Simplify breakfast
On school mornings I don't have time to mess around with pancakes or waffles or bacon and eggs. I don't even like preparing oatmeal -- hey, that's an extra 2 minutes in the microwave, and another 2 minutes to cool it down! Yup, our schedule is that tight. So unless the kids have gotten to the breakfast table in record time, they stick to cereal and milk. What could be simpler? It's yummy, healthy, filling and ready to eat in an instant.

Whatever you eat when you're in a rush, don't forget to make time to enjoy some Bonggamom Finds on the side! I'm partnering with BlogHer and Kellogg's to bring you some fun breakfast topics, from morning routines to cereal to family breakfast traditions and more. Join me every week through October 2010 for a new discussion -- and a new giveaway for a $100 Visa Gift Card!

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One lucky Bonggamom Finds reader will win a $100 Visa Gift card courtesy of Kellogg's and BlogHer. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and tell me your favorite go-to breakfast when time is tight and you're in a rush.

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The Mom's Breakfast Club was started to help educate moms and families about kids' cereal and share the scoop on their nutritional benefits and ingredients. Kellogg's helps moms keep their morning simple with cereal varieties for everyone in the family. For more information, visit

This is a sponsored post from BlogHer and Kellogg's. The views and opinions expressed here are my own.

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Ms. Autumn on October 11, 2010 at 8:41 PM said...

stick out a finger & a bagel goes on!

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barblong on October 11, 2010 at 8:48 PM said...

My favorite go-to quick breakfast is yogurt, fruit and granola.

07violet on October 11, 2010 at 8:50 PM said...

oatmeal with cinnamon, a little maple syrup and banana

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thealfa on October 11, 2010 at 8:54 PM said...

mcdonald's!!! drive-thru!

Alyson on October 11, 2010 at 8:56 PM said...

I love fruit but somehow it always goes bad in my house. I buy a bag of frozen tropical fruit and pour it in a ziploc/glad container. I put the container in the refrig overnight. In the morning the fruit is thawed and delish. I add some of the fruit to a bowl of organic oatmeal for the toddler and add a teaspoon of cool whip to my bowl.

Over Thirty Mommy on October 11, 2010 at 9:33 PM said...

our go to breakfast is a fruit and yogurt smoothie.

LuckyTJG on October 11, 2010 at 11:30 PM said...

I love Apple Cinnamon Cheerios with milk. It's easy to prepare and no mess afterwards.

Betty C on October 11, 2010 at 11:55 PM said...

We like to make waffles ahead of time and freeze them. Pop in the toaster and eat with fresh fruit.

Betty C on October 11, 2010 at 11:59 PM said...

Tweet -

Bonggamom on November 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM said...

Congrats to the winner: #143, wigget!

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