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Wednesday, April 27, 2011




After reading one of my favorite blogs, a blog that warms your heart, and makes you smile, I decided to post some pictures.

Bean, love of my life, sometimes, when people ask me how you, are my response is, you are kicking my butt. Reality, is I might complain, moan, and even bitch, but I would have you NO other way. I am SO proud to be your mommy. Thank you for being you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t change!!!!!!!









Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Recap On The Kellogg Virtual Breakfast


As detailed in this post, last week I had the unique opportunity to be a co-host of a virtual breakfast sponsored by Kellogg on TheMotherhood. With several other mother bloggers, we discussed the new 2010 Dietary Guidelines and the importance of a nutritious breakfast .

This talk featured, Sarah Woodside, registered dietitian for Kellogg and Liz Ward, registered dietitian, author and one of Kellogg’s Breakfast Council members. Through a live video feed (which you can view below) the conversation centered around what nutrients a good breakfast should provide, healthy options on the go breakfasts, and how to implement the new Dietary Guidelines into our menus, specifically when it comes to breakfast.

While a full summary is available here, I would like to provide you with some highlights of the discussion:

  1. The importance of fiber was re-emphasized. While I always knew how important fiber was in our diet  learned that The Dietary Guidelines lists fiber as one of the nutrients adults and children aren’t eating enough of. According to Liz Ward, “a new study suggests that eating a high-fiber diet -  particularly fiber that comes from grain foods like breakfast cereals -  just may help you live a longer life.” She indicted that it reduces risk of death from cardiovascular disease. This disease runs in both lines of Mr. Man’s family which hit close to home.
  2. Be aware of labels. Watch whole grain claims on the front and as a rule of thumb, check make sure an item has at least 3 grams of fiber per serving.
    • I was happy to hear that Kellogg has made the conscious effort to reduce the sugar and increase the fiber content on such cereals as Fruit Loops and Apple Jacks. They indicated these cereals now have 3 grams of fiber per serving. On a side note, when I told Mr. Man this he smiled ear to ear. He is a fan of both of these cereals.
  3. The best nutrients in the morning would be a combination of protein, carbohydrates, and a healthy fat. In their (Kellogg’s) opinion an ideal breakfast could be Kellogg Mini Wheats, milk, and fruit.
    • Also, think outside the box. It doesn’t have to be what we Americans define as traditional, but make sure it has a protein, carb, and health fat to keep you fuller for longer.
  4. An interesting fact I learned was cereal and milk provided 10 key nutrients for those in the United States and cereal ranks most nutritious choices when it comes to snacks.
  5. Some totally, and I mean TOTALLY awesome initiatives that Kellogg has been working on include the Kellogg “Fiber Tracker” (tells you how much fiber you should aim to eat each day based on gender and age), meal plans (which can be found here) and recipes.

While I ALWAYS knew that breakfast was the most important meal of the day, this virtual breakfast with Kellogg gave me a new focus. I realized the importance of fiber and why I should make good decisions first thing in the morning. By making small changes, like adding some high fiber cereal to my normal yogurt in the morning, I am not only benefiting my body by refueling it, but I may help to live a longer life. Amen to that!!!!!! No complaints here. Smile

I would like to thank Kellogg and TheMotherhood for this wonderful opportunity. Readers, I hope you got as much out of this talk as I did.

As promised, here is the video of the breakfast that you can view again:


This video is provided by TheMotherhood and is the virtual breakfast sponsored by Kellogg.


Disclosure: I was compensated by Kellogg and TheMotherhood to write this post

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!!!!!!!



From our family to yours….wishing you a very Happy Easter!!!!!

(Please excuse the dishes in the background of the picture~we declared it a lazy weekend.)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

An Aspiring Artist!!!!!!


One of Bean’s favorite activities is arts & crafts. Only problem is, I don’t always have the patience to deal with a toddler and her need to be an artist. But, on the days I have that extra cup of coffee the motivation seems to flow. In the end, it is such a pleasure to watch her explore and interact with the world around her. I forget that everything is new to her and it is so import to allow her to use all her senses.

I am so excited to share some pictures of our little Bean as she becomes an aspiring artist. Boy did this little girl LOVE watercolors.

bean and watercolors

Also, I participated in the Kellogg Virtual Breakfast at TheMotherhood yesterday. Hope all who attended enjoyed this informative and thought provoking session. Please watch for my recap blog post.

On that note, enjoy your day!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cuteness to Share!!!! Reminder of Kellogg Virtual Breakfast Tomorrow


Just a quick post……


Wanted to share a cute picture I received in my email this morning. This was taken at my Great Aunt’s house.

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Also just a reminder tomorrow at 11am EST is the virtual Kellogg breakfast at TheMotherhood. Please visit this post for more details. You can join the breakfast tomorrow by going here.


Have a great rest of your day!!!!!!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Mark Your Calendars' Kellogg Virtual Breakfast THIS Wednesday!!!!

sponsored by Kellogg.


HELLO readers and friends!!!!! I hope you are enjoying this dry day. Don’t know about you, but we have been having pretty wet days on and off the last week. I am happy camper that I am not using an umbrella and ditching my raincoat.

As the title of this post indicates PLEASE mark your calendars for THIS Wednesday, April 20th at 11am EST. I have been invited by TheMotherhood  to co-host a virtual breakfast. Please join me at this awesome online text based event where we will be discussing the nutrients that make up a good breakfast, on the go options, recent research finds to name a few. One of the best parts is is virtual you neither have to leave your house nor get out of pajamas. Should be LOTS AND LOTS of fun.

Here are the details:


What: You’re invited to a Kellogg virtual breakfast to discuss morning nutrition and the recently released 2010 Dietary Guidelines.

The virtual breakfast is happening on Wednesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. ET.
Where: In TheMotherhood

Who: Join Sarah Woodside, registered dietitian for Kellogg, and Liz Ward, registered dietitian, author and one of the Kellogg's Breakfast Council members, to discuss the nutrients a good breakfast should provide, options for healthy breakfasts on the go, recent research findings on nutrition, and more.  Sarah and Liz will speak to us via live streaming video, while we chat and ask questions through a real-time, text-based conversation.


Can’t wait to see you there!!!!!!!!!!!!

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