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The days are shorter and Thanksgiving is around the bend.  Which means I have to start thinking about what I am doing these days for holiday cards.  Well, have to think about all aspects of the holidays, but let’s just work on cards for now.  Hallmark, a long time brick and mortar card brand, has come up with a really cool card that is a combo traditional card and 21st century card.  Here is the skinny.

And the 2nd winner is…

I want to thank all the Cool Mom visitors who contributed their suggestions to this campaign.  This was the biggest sponsored campaign on Cool Mom to date and I really appreciate you all having a good spirit and taking part by giving me your suggestions on snacking.  Honestly, I have gotten a lot of good suggestions from you all.

Alexandra was our first winner with her continued brilliance in reframing food so that kids get excited about it.  Muffin tin anyone, cookie cutter?

This round about conscious snacking I would have given it to the person who suggested portioning out the snack before the hand goes there.  As a bulk food buyer this really moved me.  The only reason I can’t give it to that person is a few had that idea.  I’d have to break up the care package from General Mills.

So you may think it’s funny, but I have crowned Miranda the winner with her simple, yet often overlooked suggestion for conscious snacking: a big glass of water.  Granted we are in a heatwave so water has special meaning to me right now, but I have often found hunger feels abated if I drink a lot of water.  I forgot this and running after kids in the summer can definitely make me thirsty.

So Miranda, I like the tahini suggestions as well, but being the fan of tap water I am I say, “Enjoy your care package!”  You’ll get a bunch of snacks from General Mills.  Just drink a cup of water before you open the box.  It will go further.

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I know this is a sponsored vid and all, but seriously, Vivien loves the simply fruit rolls.  Rex loves eating detergent that falls on the floor by the washer, but I’m not touting that (please, I stop him when he starts to dig in).

It’s not she doesn’t like fruit as well.  Both my kids will eat whole fruit no problem. But, its nice to have different things in the snack arsenal…

That’s what this campaign has been about for me.  Just thinking of a few things to keep them (or you) going so we all don’t get to cranky and get a little energy boost.

I’m giving away another General Mills lunch care package. All you have to do is submit a comment with your tips/advice for being a conscious snacker. Have you had to change up your snacking? What works for you? The winner will be announced on Friday, July 16th at 5pm PST.

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Yes, I should only snack on blueberries, 6 almonds and air, but that’s not really practical.  It’s all I can do not to hook up a steady stream of fried good into my body.  So, here is a chat about careful snacking.  Every time I have passed a threshold, north of 30…north of 35…you get the picture, it all becomes more challenging.

I’m giving away another General Mills lunch care package. All you have to do is submit a comment with your tips/advice for being a conscious snacker. Have you had to change up your snacking?  What works for you? The winner will be announced on Friday, July 16th at 5pm PST.

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I know this one is sponsored, but since it’s heavy on the Rex, it seems pretty organic to me.  But, then I just become more in love with him every day.

Did it take a while before your kids said mama?  Suddenly Rex has become quite  a mimic.  Just tonight at bedtime I said, “I’m going to put you to bed, okay?”

“Okay” he said.  With a soft K of course.