Thank you Malt-O-Meal for sponsoring this post.
Want to know a crazy thought I had this morning? Just about every mom across the entire globe is a busy mom at this point in time. There are no moms anywhere taking it easy today, yesterday, or tomorrow.
I, for one, have had a touch of anxiety now that summer is here, the kids are all working, my husband is holed up in our home office working… and camps for our area are… nowhere to be found. There are a lot of ‘what ifs’ spiraling around in my brain like a corkscrew! I know I’m not alone on this, either!
The bottom line is, today being a mom is really, really hard. On top of the anxiety, moms are now taking on more roles that we never picked out for ourselves and never envisioned ourselves having to do.
Here are three ways how Malt-O-Meal is helping moms get through this summer
Huge thanks goes out to Malt-O-Meal cereal for taking care of moms right now!
They are helping us out in these three ways:
- To honor all of the important and extra work moms across the country are doing right now, Malt-O-Meal is giving away $30,000 worth of personalized gifts to moms (two $500 gifts each day for 30 days), plus Malt-O-Meal cereal for each winner’s pantry, via a social contest on their Facebook page, now through June 25.
- Malt-O-Meal cereal doesn’t want us stressing about details right now, and I agree. Go easy on the rules… for yourself, and the kids! Kids in a bathing suit all day long for the 2nd day in a row? FINE. Is potty training not going so hot? Maybe this isn’t the season you tackle that. Put that off a few months.
Stop sweating it on days the refrigerator is empty and the kids are hungry. Cereal can be part of a perfectly acceptable meal whether for breakfast, lunch, or even dinner.
It’s important that we take care of ourselves right now too. Put the kids down early and pour yourself a glass of wine, put on a facemask, and click on Netflix. If you’re exhausted, overworked, and not looking out for you- our kids aren’t going to get the best parents they need right now!
There are lots of ways you be kind to yourself. Now is not the time for anyone to go crazy trying to win mom of the year awards. Are your kids happy (most of the time), clothed, and fed? You’re already in the lead.
My kids love the Berry Colossal CrunchⓇ, obviously. Malt-O-Meal cereal is the perfect choice of a mid-afternoon snack, for savvy moms.
- Malt-O-Meal wants us to share! Share your challenges and solutions using the hashtag #MOMLovesMom and tagging Malt-O-Meal cereal for a chance to win one of 60 custom, curated gifts valued at $500 from local businesses in your community, which also will help local business owners and individual proprietors who have been hurt by our current situation.
This is one easy way you can share a fun tidbit of advice, and who knows, even if you don’t win, you might help out another mom!