Are You Really Even a Parent if You Aren’t Constantly Shuffling?

Sponsored By :: Post Cereals

I feel like you’re not really a parent until you’ve experience the joys of sport’s season. From shuffling the kids to and from, trying to decide which kid is going to feel slighted because you chose the other kid’s game to attend instead of his, and having sweat drip down your back while turning into a 3-headed monster screaming at your kid to KICK THE BALL. Clearly I’ve been around the block a time or two. 

We have a love/hate relationship with sports as a whole. Of course we love what they are teaching our kids, because team sports can teach kids a ton. They learn how to work with their peers, winning, and losing and just overall teamwork. Teamwork makes the dreamwork! Both of my boys are active in sports – from baseball, soccer, football, and basketball, they want to play them all. The challenging part is keeping enough snack on hand for everyone to maintain their energy PLUS I have a 3 year old that serves as a very hungry spectator. Fortunately a bowl of cereal is an easy fix for a quick bite to eat before we get thrown into the thick of the day. I know the kids (and adults) like it and it’s quick and easy. Some of our faves include Honey Bunches of Oats®, Honeycomb®, and Fruity Pebbles™.  {Side note :: In a cooking rut in general? You’ll be amazed at the variety of recipes found here}.

These are our favorites! 

  • Honey Bunches of Oats® is the perfect combination of crispy and sweet flakes, plus crunchy clusters, plus a touch of honey. It’s a cereal that adds up to a mouthful of joy because of the mix of flavors it has.
  • Pebbles™ cereal rocks! Amazing flavors, crispy crunchy rice, and iconic characters all come together perfectly to create a timeless breakfast classic.
  • Fruity Pebbles™ cereal is a sweetened crispy rice cereal with intense fruity flavor
  • Cocoa Pebbles™ cereal is a sweetened crispy rice cereal for anyone who wants to start their day in a chocolatey way.

The crazy sports schedules sometimes makes you question if it’s worth it, but then you look at your child’s face and it’s lit up. Personally, watching 4 and 5 year olds on the soccer field is fun. By the time you make it to 7 and 8 year olds it starts to get frustrating :). Sometimes they start playing for the opposing team or they are more focused on the blooming flower they want to pick for you or sometimes they give you a wave full of excitement from midfield. Sure, these moments can be frustrating for us parents, but then it hits you – the days are long and the years are short. 

{Calling All Soccer Fans}

Post Cereals, the Official Cereal of Major League Soccer is bringing excitement to soccer families this summer by offering a chance to win a $25 or $100 eGift card in July and they are giving away 3 “Soccer Mom Survival Kits” which include all the necessities to make sure you and your family are ready for the crazy soccer schedules shuttling kids to and from practice and games.

You can find limited edition MLS cereal packages this summer with collectible Topps MLS player card cut-outs on the back of the boxes and when you pick up this cereal in stores you can use your Ibotta app to not only save money but also be entered for a chance to win a $25 or $100 eGift Card!

Post wants to celebrate soccer with you and your families and be there to help fuel your All-Star player on and off the field.

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Allison is the Co-founder and Owner of Austin Moms Blog and has lived in the Capital of Texas her entire life. She has a degree in English from The University of Texas-Austin . A former advertising executive and media planner, Allison spent much of her career executing creative advertising campaigns for her clients. While celebrating Labor Day in 2007 with friends, Allison met Wesley - handsome, confident, and eager to make Allison his bride. Allison has never been conventional so it's only fitting that she and Wesley started their family before becoming husband and wife. In July 2010, Lincoln, was born. By June 2011, Allison added "wife" to her resume. In March 2013, their family grew with the addition of Townsend and in April 2016, they added baby girl, Larkin to the mix. Allison now juggles the complexities of being a work from home mom of 3. She loves conquering anything DIY or Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Boxed Wine, Sushi, and finding new projects for her husband to complete... oh and of course, writing.