Can I tell you a little secret?
Well, it may not be THAT big of a secret if you’ve been following along with me for a while, but let’s just call it a secret, okay?
Okay. Here it goes.
I’ve got a MAJOR sweet tooth. Like, give me all the sweet things all the time! Any time of day, any day of the week!
My ultimate sweet weakness? Cookies. There’s nothing like a tasty chocolate chip cookie dunked into a cold glass of milk to cure my sweet tooth and also fill my heart with nostalgia! It makes me feel like a kid again!
Another one of my favorite things? Breakfast. Especially on the weekends!
I love getting to start the day around the table (or the kitchen counter if it’s that kind of morning - you all know what I’m talking about) with my family! Even if it’s just enough time for the girls to finish a bowl of cereal, it’s time I cherish.
Our mornings as a family are so special. I get to encourage them, pray for them, and just enjoy a few minutes with them before the craziness of the day takes over and we’re all going in different directions.
This crazy season of staying at home and distance learning has given us more time in the mornings to connect over breakfast, so even though things are BANANAS, that’s a silver lining I’ll grab a hold of! I’m learning to slow down and appreciate the small things!
Here are 3 ways to make your mornings special - whether you have all the time in the world or only 10 minutes!
Have a Special Breakfast!
Post has put two of my favorite things together and made all of my childhood dreams come true!! The Post is making dreams come to life with new cereals based on your favorite cookies and candies!
It doesn’t matter how you like it whether in a bowl with milk or munching on it straight out of the box, cookie lovers everywhere are sure to love it!
We’re all fans of the chocolate chip goodness and that is a Chips Ahoy! cookie in the Watts’ house, so when we discovered we could eat them FOR BREAKFAST, we were on board!
Every Saturday I have my mama time and Wiliam stays with girls to have his special time with them. He decided to make breakfast this morning a big deal for the kids. When I told them Daddy and I had a surprise breakfast treat for them, they were so excited! They had NO idea what was coming their way!
When we told them they were having breakfast that tastes like cookies, they didn’t believe us! They thought we were playing a prank!
They kept asking what we were ACTUALLY having for breakfast. So when we pulled out the box of Post Chips Ahoy!®, they were SHOCKED! And needless to say - VERY excited!
They have a sweet tooth like their mama, so bite-sized cookies for breakfast, while normally out of the realm of possibility for them, was a dream come true today!
Get the morning started with a dance party!
Let’s be honest - sometimes mornings are hard. Someone didn’t get enough sleep. Someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed. And sometimes, mama just doesn’t have the energy!
The best way we’ve found to turn our moods around is a dance party!
We turn up the music and dance, sing, and worship to get a not-so-perky morning turned around. Before we know it, any crying or attitudes have turned to laughs and smiles and we’re ready to tackle the day!
It’s all about the Gratitude, Baby!
One thing I’ve learned is that when I’m feeling overwhelmed or frustrated, taking time to speak out what I’m thankful for helps me pivot to joy.
Whether we’re gathered around the table or the kitchen counter, we each take a turn and say something we’re thankful for that day! It changes the mood almost instantly! Having an attitude of gratitude is a game-changer!
This morning we had the time to do all three of these things and, let me tell you, we had the best morning! Starting our day on this positive, energetic, and quite tasty note set each of us up for a fun and successful day of work and school!
Now it’s your turn! Use these tips to have a festive morning in your house!
Make sure to grab some Post Chips Ahoy! Cereal to start your morning on a sweet note! To find it and all other Post Dunkin’ Cereals in a store near you, head over to their website for a full list of offerings! You will seriously love it! Post CHIPS AHOY!® cereal is a quick and delicious breakfast option for everyone in your family.
Don’t forget to share your fun morning with me! I want to hear all about it and hear how you make your mornings special at your house!
I can’t wait to see how you and your family make mornings special!
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