WHY I LET MY KIDS CHOOSE THEIR OWN CEREAL!

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Balance, Balance, Balance!  I think I've heard that word more in the past 8 years, since becoming a Mom than I have my whole life. BUT the truth is when it comes to parenthood, happiness and health, balance really is key. 

I spent the first 5 years of motherhood being stressed out about whether my kids ate enough. The best tips that I was given from a respected pediatrician was to look at the week, not the day. Let your kids have some control/choices, with the food they choose, but make sure they eat a "balanced" diet…There’s that word again!

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From that day on I let my kids choose the cereal they wanted. Don't get me wrong, we have a variety of choices in my home for breakfast foods, but the kids often choose a cereal that just tastes good to them. Introducing Malt-O-Meal Cookie Bites & Honey Graham Bliss. Let's just say my kids never go to school hungry, they taste amazing. Even Mama has a bowl here and there. 

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For me, the real benefit is that my kids go to school with full bellies, PLUS my son drinks every drop of milk in his cereal , and I always make sure they eat a healthy lunch, dinner, and snacks.

And let's be honest as a Mom, Malt-O-Meal cereal fit in my budget. They're an economical choice, and I love that there's way less packaging than most other cereals. 

Being a parent is all about making choices that work for your family. There's a lot of advice out there, “Do this”, “Don't do that”.  Honestly you know what's best for your kids. Follow your gut and just do you. You got this mama. 

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XO Vanessa

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