Saturday, April 12, 2014

Fuel Your Morning with Quaker Breakfast Shakes ~ $25 Walmart Gift Card Giveaway #QuakerShakes

This post contains sponsored content.

Our family recently went through a big change when our third child was born just about three weeks ago.  Having a newborn in the house has definitely made things interesting and lots of fun, but it has also meant a lot of our old routines have gone out the window.  Add to that the warmer temperatures and kids wanting to be up later at night and this equals morning chaos.  My hubby is usually out the door now before anyone else is up so that means I have three people to make breakfast for and a newborn to feed.  Most days my daughter and son want breakfast at different times and then there's me trying to squeeze in a shower and breakfast for myself before Mr. P is ready to be fed, or changed or just comforted.  Quaker understands that not all of us have time to eat in the morning even when we know how important it is for us to fuel our body at that time.  That's why they make breakfast on the go convenient with their Breakfast Shakes.


Quaker Breakfast Shakes come in three delicious flavors.  My personal favorite is chocolate of course, but you can also get them in Strawberry and Vanilla. (My daughter loved the strawberry).  The shakes are great because they really are incredibly smooth and not chalky in any way.  You would never guess that each shake is blended with 8g of wholegrains.   To me that is an added benefit to the 10g of protein they contain.  I try to always have protein for breakfast so if I don't have time for my peanut butter toast then one of these shakes works great as a substitute and is just as filling.  I'm never left feeling like I need any other snacks in the morning. 



Since I'm dealing with less sleep than normal and I'm still trying to limit my caffeine intake I've found these shakes also make great snack substitutes in the afternoon.  On days when I'm feeling sluggish I can drink one of these shakes to give myself a little boost.

Quaker Breakfast Shakes are available at Walmart and other select grocery stores.  Be sure to print your coupon to Save $2.00 on any one 4-pack of Quaker Breakfast Shakes.


The Giveaway:  Thanks to Quaker one lucky winner will receive a $25 Walmart gift card so they can try Quaker Breakfast Shakes for themselves. Enter via the rafflecopter form below.  Good luck!




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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Quaker.  All opinions are 100% mine.




247 comments:

  1. I try to eat a piece of fruit or a English muffin or bageL before I go to work but sometimes I have oatmeal

    Jeana O'donnell-Murphy

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  2. My daughter is grown so I don't have any more kids in the house. I remember hectic mornings though. I would do everything she needed to take to school done the night before. Then we could relax and eat breakfast together. I was a single mom so it was nice to eat with her in the mornings. These shakes look really good. I'm going to walmart to Easter shop so I may have to buy a couple of these to try. Thank you for the great giveaway :)

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  3. I try to get things ready the night before, such as breakfast preparation.

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  4. I set everything up for breakfast the night before-- for breakfast and lunch and get out anything thats frozen that will before dinner-- then I try to get up about 1 1/2 hrs earlier than the kids to start laundry and have that few moments of quite time while I drink my coffee , and start breakfast

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  5. Cereal ,milk, and a fruit. DebP

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  6. After I have my coffee, I can manage things better.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  7. I try to get plenty of rest, and do as much as possible the night before!

    Entered the rafflecopter form as "Wild Orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  8. I manage mine by getting up early and getting pletny of coffee in me before I get started

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  9. I manage busy mornings by trying to do things ahead of time like laying out clothes, or putting what I need to take with me on the kitchen counter next to the door ready to go. I also manage busy mornings by grabbing something quick to eat like a breakfast bar that I can eat on the go.

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  10. i manage them by making sure everyone is up and getting ready for the great day ahead.

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  11. I get up 20 minutes early to get breakfast ready for my family. I have all our outfits ready the night before and we make sure to not watch any TV because this takes time away from getting things done.

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  12. I get as many things as I can ready the night before.

    Thanks for the chance to win this!

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  13. i plan the night before

    freebiel0ve@yahoo.com

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  14. I get up early and get my most important tasks out of the way first.

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  15. I plan ahead and keep it simple

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  16. I get up early so I have plenty of time to get things done.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  17. i lay things out the night before and get up early to get ready

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  18. I try to prep the night before for easy mornings

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  19. I try to keep my time as organized as possible

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  20. Coffee- lots and lots of coffee. ;)

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  21. we get everything ready the night before.

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  22. I grab something quick like a muffin or a yogurt.

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  23. I always make sure my daughter has already showered the night before with her clothes laid out for the day to speed up the process of getting her ready for school.

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  24. I try to prepare as much as possible the night before. I get our clothes ready, make sure the kids backpacks are packed and ready & set the table for breakfast.

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  25. I try to have as much as possible ready for the next day by setting it out the night before. It doesn't always work, but we try!

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  26. I set up the coffee maker the night before and try to have a variety of easy to prepare breakfast foods so everyone can find something they like.

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  27. We prepare; the night before and make sure we start with a positive attitude.

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  28. I make my son breakfast before school but I dont eat til much later in the morning

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  29. i make a list of needs for the next day.

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  30. Do as much the night before to make the morning as stress free as possible.

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  31. Getting as much done at night as we can

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  32. I manage my busy mornings by making everyone's lunches the previous evening.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  33. Agree with doing chores before you go to bed so you don't have to wake up to dirty dishes and such. Coffee is a good incentive to get out of bed, for me.

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  34. Quick breakfasts with cereal and milk help mornings go better.

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  35. coffee and a good breakfast help get me started

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  36. I try to make sure to get up early enough so that we're not running behind and forgetting things
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  37. Usually have something small with coffee. Going to try this, sounds yummy.

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  38. I wake up early and have a couple cups of coffee and then I get my daughter fed and ready for the day.

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  39. I pack my lunch the day before and lay out my outfit for the next day so I am not as rushed in the mornings.

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  40. I plan the night before and wake up early!

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  41. My mornings are pretty crazy, but I have to have my coffee!

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  42. I manage by getting up a few minutes before the kids so I can have the bathroom to myself.

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  43. I manage by setting the alarm 30 minutes ahead of time so I can hit snooze a few times.

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  44. Quite simply by getting up an hour or ninety minutes early to give myself time to get everything for the day in order -- and/or doing as much as I can the night before the make life easier!

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  45. I get up earlier than my girls so that I can do a load of laundry, fix lunches and get out clothes for the day. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  46. We get everything done the night before

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  47. We do as much the night before as possible, because I am very fuzzy-headed in the morning!

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  48. I try to get things ready the night before. I also make sure to wake up on time (set a few alarms) and leave a window to allow myself to be on time while still "running late" behind the scenes.

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  49. I prepare as much as I can before I go to bed so the morning goes smoother.

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  50. I manage my busy mornings by sticking to the same schedule every day so nothing gets forgotten and by completing some of my tasks the night before.
    kellywcu8888ATgmailDOTcom

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  51. On our busiest mornings we have a smoothie for breakfast.
    thank you

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  52. Like you, I try very hard to have some good protein to start my day! Also, I try to plan ahead and get things ready before to avoid the last minute rush.
    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  53. I get up earlier then anyone else to get ready and organized.

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  54. I move very slowly and drink lots of coffee.

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  55. I try to make the children's lunch the night before, lots of coffee

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  56. I do breakfast smoothies, so I chop the fruit ahead of time and put it in the freeze. That shaves off some of my time.

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  57. i try to get everything done the night before

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  58. I lay out everything (clothes, supplies, papers) the night before. I also get the coffeemaker all set up. I know none of that is rocket science but it sure helps.

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  59. My mornings generally aren't that busy as I work second shift. However, I do get up with DH and help him get ready for the day. Which basically is me just making his coffee. haha

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  60. We set the coffee maker and make lunches the night before.

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  61. Hi! We have everything planned out the night before. Outfits, lunches, breakfast, & bags packed. The less thinking that is involved the better. lol Thank-you!

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  62. I get as many things as I can done and ready the night before.

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  63. I get everything ready the night before.

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  64. I try to eat some oatmeal before I clock in to work

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  65. Get my chores done when baby is napping!

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  66. I try have to have my clothes and everything else ready the night before so in the morning I can just relax and take a quick breakfast before leaving the door.

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  67. Keep the same routine every morning

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  68. Morning routine: Let dogs out, feed cats, feed dogs, clean litter box, brush dogs, and brush cats. Then I drink my first eight ounces of water of the day. I have oatmeal and toast (sometimes biscuits) for breakfast.

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  69. I manage busy mornings by showering in the evenings before bed, laying out my clothes the night before, making sure the kitchen is stocked with easy breakfast items (hard-boiled eggs and muffins are my favorite), and (if at all possible) having a few minutes of devotional/quiet time to make sure I center myself before starting my day.

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  70. I always wake up way earlier than I technically need to. Feeling rushed ruins my whole day, and I'm always more focused when I have a hot shower, a hot breakfast and a brisk walk before beginning my day.

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  71. I manage my mornings by having a good breakfast and start cleaning afterwards.

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  72. No planning ahead here

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  73. def how i manage my mornings is first coffee, quick to go breakfast like fruit, and all good for the day

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  74. I wake up when the kids get up then we start out day with breakfast and some light cleaning.

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  75. I try and prepare things the night before and stick to my schedule.

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  76. I start every day with a 'to-do' list. I write out the main goals that I want to accomplish for the day. It works pretty well for me. I find that I get a lot more done on average with this approach than I ever do with just winging it.

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  77. The only thing I need in the morning is my coffee. Since I don't leave the home for work anymore I get online with my java until I'm awake enough to tackle my daily chores

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  78. I try to prepare everything I can the night before like lunches and clothes. Thank you.

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  79. I try to have everything as ready the night before as possible and I eat the same breakfast every day!

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  80. I just make sure I have everything organized the night before and make sure I don't over sleep!

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  81. I also try to prepare the night before.

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  82. We manage by working as a team. I pack lunches, husband makes breakfast and DJ feeds the dog. Great to work together!

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  83. I do as much as I can the night before - set out clothes, round up backpacks and homework, etc.

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  84. I manage by planning ahead the night before.
    Brittney House BBrittBrat1398@yahoo.com

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  85. I am a control freak so everything is planned and scheduled so our mornings usually don't get too hectic but I think because I have everything scheduled it eliminates some stress

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  86. i eat a quick bowl of cereal before i leave for work

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  87. I try to have as much as possible completed the night before. We have a system of where the boys have to place their backpacks at night, their shoes, and their clothes. This helps to reduce the time needed in the morning.

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  88. I try to lay clothes out the night before, and drink lots of coffee!

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  89. I always pick out my clothes the Sunday night before the busy work week so that the mornings can go smoother! I also make my lunch the night before and get coffee prepared!

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  90. I have the same routine every morning when my guy and I both get up at the same time- we divide and conquer! He usually takes care of the dog while i start the coffee and make lunches, and we both eat something quick so we can actually talk with each other in the morning before we head off for work.

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  91. I get everything I can ready the night before.

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  92. Easy breakfasts (overnight oats or breakfast shakes!), and planning outfits the night before. I try to sleep until the last possible moment, so quick breakfasts are key!

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  93. I manage busy mornings with my 2 cups of coffee for energy.

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  94. I always make a rough schedule of the next day before I go to bed at night. Then I glance at it right away in the morning, so I don't forget anything!
    bkittie@hotmail.com

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  95. I try to plan everything the night before; lunches packed, backpacks ready, and clothes picked out.

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  96. Too often I run out with only a not so healthy breakfast. this sounds like a great solution.

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  97. I manage busy mornings by getting up early and having easy but healthy breakfast solutions available like fresh fruit and oatmeal bars.

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  98. I have a set morning routine and I try not to deviate from it, that way I know I won't forget anything!

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  99. I plan ahead and cook breakfast the night before. Tami Lewis

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  100. Something like this could really help on those mornings (thankfully there aren't a whole lot of them) when I have to be up at 4:30am for work! >:o

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  101. i typically do not have busy mornings because i set out my outfits and food the night before.

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  102. Actually now that my kids are all grown, my mornings are very calm and relaxing. Especially in the warmer months when I can sit on my deck and drink coffee. After raising 5 kids, i've earned it! :)

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  103. I try to get everything organized the night before

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  104. I start with yoga and a cup of coffee

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  105. When I get up extra early, I reward myself with a coffee out!
    Carly D.

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  106. I try to prepare most of breakfast the night before!

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  107. I actually have had Carnation Instant Breakfast every year for going on 15 years.
    These look and sound good.

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  108. It helps to have as much as possible ready the night before

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  109. just a quick breakfast and out the door - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  110. Not very well!!! I'm just not a morning person. Get my clothes, breakfast & lunch ready the night before.

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  111. I have a routine! But if I get interrupted, it's not pretty!

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  112. I organize everything the night before.

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  113. I try to get as much done the night before as I can. I also get up before everyone else so I have time to finish before they get up.

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  114. I try to do as much the night before as possible, and then make sure I get up early, even if it's just 10 minutes.

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  115. I manage my busy morning by taking my breakfast to go

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  116. We set everything out the night before.

    cc_girly(at)Yahoo(dot)com

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  117. I put out clothes and make sure bags are packed the night before

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  118. Clothes are picked out the night before, kids' backpacks are packed and sitting my the front door and quick breakfast meals are made ahead and only requiring microwaving in the morning. This saves time and reduces stress on our busy mornings.

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  119. Planning is the key. Have things ready before you go to bed.

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  120. I have a checklist for my morning routine, on a little whiteboard with marker.

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  121. I honestly do not do a very good job managing my mornings. I try to do as much as I can the night before to make the mornings less hectic but they still seem fairly hectic.

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  122. I dont! I just roll with it and try to get everything done.

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  123. My kids are old enough to help out in the morning. I usually make their breakfast and my breakfast, but if I'm running late they can always get started. We also have their backpacks packed the night before and waiting by the door with their shoes.

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  124. I start my day with coffee lots of coffee and later I eat a breakfast sandwich.

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  125. I usually just have a quick bowl of cereal on busy mornings or if we're really rushed, I try to have muffins made ahead that we can eat.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  126. I manage my busy mornings by getting the kids up and organized well before we need to get out the door, if I'm feeling rushed there is no organization what so ever!!!

    sweetheart4171(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  127. I manage busy mornings by getting up at 5:00 am. Yes, it's early, but the house is quiet and i can get things done. Plus, I find I sleep better at night.

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  128. I have no idea...most morning I feel like I'm going through the motions...something I need to work on for sure!

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  129. I plan ahead the night before!

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  130. I take it one task at a time, and also have a list of what needs done from the night before.

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  131. I make sure I have everything ready the night before.

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  132. coffee gets me going in the morning but mostly i make sure to have everything ready the night before.

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  133. I manage my mornings by using instant breakfast drinks for myself and sometimes will have a cereal bar too :)

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  134. My kids eat breakfast at school so that makes mornings easier

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  135. I make sure I drink my coffee first.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  136. I try and make everything ahead of time like lunches and clothes are laid out so that way it can go smoothly
    Jessica Cox

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  137. I try to pack my husband's lunch the night before if possible. I usually make a quick breakfast for him (like oatmeal) to help him out in the morning because if I don't he won't eat a healthy breakfast.

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  138. I get up before everyone else so that I can take some time to myself!

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  139. I try to have things figured out the night before.

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  140. First I wake up my kids, get them started, then I do some chores, then I remind the kids to get ready, then i check on the animals, then I remind the kids again, then I get to get me ready, have the kids get all their belongings in the car, tell them not to fight over the seat they sit in, drop each of them off at their respective schools, then go to work.

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  141. I pick out what we are going to wear and lay it out the night before to save time.

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  142. I get up a little earlier if I can and grab something I can eat on the car. :)

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  143. diet coke and a breakfast bar get me started!
    adrianecoros(at)gmaildotcom

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  144. I manage my mornings with a cup of coffee to get everything jumpstarted. Ease into work by checking my email, and then get to work.

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  145. I make sure clothes and food are ready to go.

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  146. I get up 15 minutes before the rest of the family. That gives me time to start breakfast and get myself going.

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  147. Ugh. . . my mornings. . . my 3 1/2 yr old has thankfully quit coming in and waking me up at 4am since I had a talk with her about waiting for daylight. . . now at the FIRST signs of light, she comes running in, throws open my blinds and says "wake up ! It's DAYLIGHTS!" . Hubby gets in the shower, and the noise wakes up both my 1 1/2 yr old and the cat. . . who both instantly start complaining that breakfast is not in front of them yet. . I make breakfast for cat, hubs, and kids, get lunch ready for hubs, then I am instantly bombarded with the 1 1/2 yr old wanting to play outside and my daughter wanting a craft. . . . I often forget to do things like eat breakfast and brush my teeth until well past 10 am :o

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  148. Organize as much as possible the night before.

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  149. I get up an hour earlier than my children so I can get dressed and get breakfast made before I wake up the children.

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  150. I get everything ready the night before.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  151. Planning ahead for busy mornings, I try to get everything organized the night before

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  152. I lay out everyone's clothes the night before.

    fmstill@gmail.com

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  153. I grab an easy breakfast to eat on the go and I take along a big travel mug filled with strong coffee.

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  154. I try to get everything prepared the night prior.. so I am not rushing around in the early hours!

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  155. I manage mine by getting up earlier than need to and getting stuff done.

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  156. We prepare for the morning the night before, getting backpacks and lunches ready. I get up well before the kids so I can focus on getting them up and ready when it's time.

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  157. Since it is just the two of us, I grab a cup of coffee and whatever I can scrounge up, usually toast.

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  158. i always prep eerything the night before to lazy in the morning

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  159. We try to set up the night before or have grab-and-go options in the house

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  160. I try to get as much ready the night before as possible. That way it's just quickly make breakfast and then off to start the day :)

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  161. I'm not sure I have been managing my mornings too well since moving into this house a few months ago. Everyone is getting up at separate times and eating breakfast randomly. My hubby and I usually have coffee together before he leaves, but I need to work on a little more organization for our mornings.

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  162. Since I am retired no my mornings are not too hectic, just a bunch of cats looking at me to be fed! I always have coffee and something to eat for breakfast but not always the healthiest choices as I gravitate toward sweets.

    apoalillo {AT} hotmail dot com

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  163. I drink a pot of coffee and then I can manage things

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  164. I get all my clothes ready the night before so I don't have to think about what to wear the next day.

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  165. I drink 2 cups of coffee to get myself going.

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  166. I prepare my work meals the night before and have the dinner meat in the crockpot on low before work.

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  167. I tend to have my breakfast at work after I take the kids to school.

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  168. Anything that I need to take with me in the morning, gets put by the front door the night before, so that I don't forget it!

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  169. I pack most of the kids' lunches the night before

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  170. I do as much as I can the night before.

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  171. I try to have things ready the night before. Otherwise things would be very hectic!

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  172. It's all in the planning...get ready at night.

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  173. For me I have to pack my daughters backpack, set out her clothes, my work clothes etc in order for our mornings to go smoothly.

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  174. When I am in a hurry I grab a Pure Protein bar and something to drink. Cheryl Abdelnour cjabdelnour@hotmail.com

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  175. I manage our busy mornings by doing as much as possible the night before like planning breakfast, getting the kids stuff and clothes ready for the next day, preparing coffee to brew quickly, etc..

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  176. I don't manage it - I'm always frantic in the morning.

    jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

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  177. My kids are grown so my mornings are not that busy, I do drive my granddaughter to school but that is pretty easy.

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  178. I start my mornings off with a protein shake. I don't consume caffeine so it really helps get me going.

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  179. I usually just grab a Special K bar while I am running out the door with my coffee

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  180. I get up at 5am to start my day

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  181. I put out my clothes the night before and I have a yogurt or bagel for breakfast.

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  182. I manage busy mornings by preparing lunches and wardrobes the night before.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  183. I grab a banana for breakfast at work to help me if I don't have time to eat myself!

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  184. I lay out the kids clothes and a cereal bar for myself so I don't forget to eat.

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  185. Once I have a taste of Caffeine i am ready to take on the busy morning

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  186. We stick to the morning schedule. It's the only way to get going on time.

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  187. i always start my day with a cuppa tea it helps me get going

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  188. I pick out my clothes & my daughter's the night before & get stuff ready for the next day.
    dramaqueensmum@gmail.com

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  189. I manage my mornings with caffeine! Lots of it!

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