Back to School Comfort Giveaway

OK parents… it’s back to school time and I know some of you are celebrating. I happen to be a little weepy.

Leah starts preschool this year, Ella will be in 1st grade full time (Kindergarten was just half days), Kelly is headed into 3rd grade, and Jacob is beginning his last year of elementary school. I am totally not ready for them to get so big.

If you are sitting around with eyes on the brink of tears, like me, you might like this comfort filled giveaway from Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats.

My kids love Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats. On those mornings when I don’t have enough time to make breakfast, Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats come to the rescue. I feel just fine sending my kids off for a day of fun at school with full tummies from Kellogg’s.

Kellogg’s is all about making your mornings a little easier… and if you are like me, these first few days easy is going to mean “comfort” as I sit in my empty house with my babies all at school. My friends at Kellogg’s have offered one lucky Dine & Dish reader to win a “Comfort Gift Basket” including a gorgeous plush robe from Liz Claiborne, Pajamagram fluffy white slippers and a box of Kellogg’s Frosted Mini Wheats.

To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment on this post telling me how you make school mornings a little easier.

All entries must be received by midnight, CST on Sunday, August 26th 2012. Winner will be chosen via and notified via valid email address.

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Kellogg’s, who is providing the giveaway product for one of my readers. All opinions are my own.

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  1. says

    Night before prep Lunches made clothes laid out backpack by the door quick morning bowl Of cereal and getting out the door on time usually works

  2. Lisa says

    I encourage laying out clothes & packing up the backpacks & athletic bags the night before. But some times even the best plans cant predict slow moving mornings. So on those days we go for simple frozen bean & cheese burritos, peanut butter & honey sandwiches on toasted wheat bread with a protein breakfast drink. Teenagers dont care about cleaver meals. They just want to satisfy their hunger. So we try to have at least one fully prepared breakfast during the weekend.

  3. Rosa says

    My first (and only one so far) started preschool, and I’m just a weepy mess at how fast it went by. To make mornings easier, I have all of our stuff packed and ready for the morning to make things go smoother. That way, we can spend the morning at a relaxed pace and not rush through, with the risk of forgetting anything. Lunches, backpack, notes, etc. are all ready in the kitchen and breakfast stuff in the refrigerator to be heated up to eat. :-)

  4. says

    Sweet Kristen, I have been thinking about you a lot these past few days, so wishing that we were neighbors so that we could get through this summer to school transition together. The one thing that I am attempting this year to try to make school mornings easier is to make a menu that includes, not only dinner, but also breakfast, lunch, and snack. I need to have a starting point every day because my brain does not work in full gear early in the mornings. :)

  5. Mellisa W says

    I get up an hour befor my kids do. I may lose a little sleep, but I have lunches packed, e-mail checked and my bag packed for the day before I have to deal with little ones.

  6. Ttrockwood says

    I make mornings easier by packing lunches, laying out clothes and going over the next days plans/activities the night before

  7. Robyn Stewart says

    I wake up 20 minutes before I wake the girls. Gives me enough time to take a quick shower, dress, and start the coffee. I always start every day with a cuddle! Lots of kisses and hugs. Then the mad morning dash begins!

  8. Pat Wogan says

    Hectic bittersweet times…I hope you savor every moment and enjoy even the chaos of school beginnings. I always tried to be organized, but as you know it wasn’t always that way. Send everyone off with a hug and a kiss (even Jacob ). Kellogg’s best to you each morning!

  9. Lori H says

    The night before, I try to ready as much ready as I possibly can. The more I pre-prepare, the smoother the mornings go.

  10. Melissa says

    Mornings are made easier by having everything done the night before: lunches, clothes, & Kelloggs cereal & poptarts on the table!

  11. Kari M says

    We stick to the same routine every morning so there isn’t any questions about what needs to be done. It’s not perfect but it makes things a bit easier.

  12. says

    YUM! My kids love frosted mini wheats! Have y’all had the new cinnamon roll flavored ones? Those are amazing.

    I wake the kids up 10 minutes earlier than I actually think they need to get up, it helps with stretch time and gives them that.. one more bite time.

    Sometimes we have cereal, which is always easy adn sometimes we do breakfast casseroles :-)

  13. says

    we pack up backpacks, have uniforms ready and everything that can be packed ahead of time packed the night before. I find out what they want for breakfast the night before and have everything ready for when they wake up.

  14. MaryBeth says

    We do as much as we can before going to bed ON TIME. Backpacks are checked, gym bags are packed, outfits including hair accessories are chosen. We do a monthy review of the lunch menu and decide which days are “bring” days and which are “buy” days. On “bring” days, lunch is packed the night before. This helps with the grocery list too. School starts on Aug 27…waaaaahh!!


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