I’ve been a parent for what seems like a long time now. After all, this summer Anika will be 11 years old! Having three kids definitely keeps me on my toes and while I make no claims to know it all, I have learned a thing or two over the years. 😉
One thing that I have learned in particular is the need to be prepared. When the kids were younger I had to have a fully packed diaper bag with all of the necessities: formula, diapers, wipes, cream, snacks, outfits, etc… it turned into a habit. Once the kids got old enough that I could leave the house with just my purse and keys…let me tell you, there were a lot of mixed emotions.
I was happy for less things to have to remember, but sad at how fast time flies.
And then I suddenly found myself having to be prepared in other ways like busier schedules with after school activities and lots of homework.
Now days I plan the calendar and manage all of our schedules. I also prepare meals in advance accordingly to the week’s events. I make sure I’m prepared with a variety of snacks for kids (and myself) to have on hand so we don’t run low on the fuel our bodies need to keep going.
A couple of weeks ago when Kellogg’s Great Start campaign began I shared with you how I have my kids help me with snack preparation to save time and money. I love that it helps them learn to eat healthy and helps sets good examples for kids.
The other day I received an email notifying me that spring soccer sign-ups are this week (already!) As nice as its been having a little break from the kids sports, they have been getting cabin fever and are more than ready to play!
It’s a little known fact, but one of their favorite after-activity snacks is a bowl of cereal! It’s actually great for the kids and here’s why:
What are some of the ways you’ve had to become a prepared parent for your kids? And what are some of their favorite after-activity snacks?
For more tips visit: Kelloggs.com/GreatStartTips
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