My Good Life and How I Fuel It!

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When I wake up in the morning, I always look to my nightstand where I leave a list of what needs to be done. It’s usually long and lists times, if necessary, but what’s it’s usually lacking is a place for breakfast.

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…it’s been especially hard here with Addie not feeling well and having some pain eating solid foods. Naturally, Dave worries about us, but even more so, he worries about my eating and taking care of myself- especially while pregnant. To help both Addie and myself, Dave went on a mission to find some simple solutions for his ladies.

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A very concerned daddy!

To fuel our mornings, we need quick, easy and transportable and in the breakfast aisle of Walmart Dave found just want he wanted… an easy to mix breakfast shake that I wouldn’t fight him to drink.

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I LOVE milk, but need more than a glass to sustain me until lunch. Nestle Carnation® Breakfast Essentials™ packets are something I come back to again and again. When I was pregnant with Addie, they served as an afternoon snack at work, and now they are what make breakfast so simple for me. In fact, this is the first whole week in my entire pregnancy that I’ve had breakfast with enough calories and complete nutrition. Seriously… 32 weeks today and I’ve finally accomplished breakfast on a routine basis. Go me!

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I feel like I had the opportunity to have breakfast because Addie has been under-the-weather and so we’re not rushing to her usual classes… but this also leaves us home all day and my sweet lady still not able to eat like her usual self- leaving her little ribs looking rather exposed. Knowing this, Dave and I have gotten really creative with just getting calories in her, but we don’t want to load her up with junk. What we came up with comes from the same family as my breakfast solution: Nesquick®. While Addie has never had any special milk flavoring (just plain, organic 2%), the need to get more calories in her with some vitamins took over, and as I mixed her a cup and we started our day (with lots of appointments), she gladly took it!

While we won’t use Nesquick a lot, it is nice to have knowing there are a few upcoming procedures she will be going through and some of them will render her hopeless in terms of feeding. Milk is the way we usually go to get energy in our sweet girl to just keep her going through the days of recovery. I am so thankful to have found something to help us boost her vitamin intake in  a tasty way!

It’s hard to get up and take care of everything that needs to get done in 24 hours for the house, your kids and family, while remembering yourself, but breakfast is the most important meal of the day! I try to remember that I am not just helping my family thrive by giving them the best nutrition, but by taking care of me  I am setting a good example, too.

Thank you to #CollectiveBias for helping us make breakfast a regular meal in this house again! This is #MyGoodLife… what’s yours?

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How do you make sure that you have breakfast every morning while still getting out of the house on time?

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  1. I need to try this! I’m so busy in the morning, it’s hard to fuel up quickly! :-)
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  2. I am terrible about eating breakfast too! I like this idea – a simple, fast way to get some nutrition before I start out on my hectic day. Great ideas, mama, thanks for sharing!
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  3. As a busy mom I know what you mean! I sure would like to try this so I can have more pep!
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  4. My kids drink Instant Breakfast every morning. I love the protein in it!
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  5. I am all about having a good breakfast each day, it is so important. I might have to try that out, I haven’t had it but looks delicious!
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  6. I used to drink these growing up but totally forgot about them until now!
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  7. i totally should try this. i’m telling you, you amaze me. you’re so strong, too. i know you’ve been mentally tough and emotionally tough – i love that dave cares so much about this girls – all of you! much love to you guys always and if you ever need anything, let me know. xoxoxo
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  8. Shauna

    I have been drinking Nestle Chocolate Milk since I was a kid and now my kids drink it. I love, love, love the taste and love that my kids are getting nutrients to fuel them. Thanks for sharing your day with us!

  9. One of my downfalls is that I get too busy and I forget to eat, then binge on something not healthy. I need to pick some of these up, for me!!
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  10. I used to eat breakfast every day. Nowadays my breakfast consists of a cup of coffee; that’s about it. I so need to get back on track!
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  11. I always make sure my kids have a great breakfast but forget about me :(. This looks delicious and something I can take on the go.
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  12. Robin (Masshole Mommy)

    Sometimes I forget to eat breakfast, too, and then in the middle of spin class my tummy starts to rumble – which is not fun at all.

  13. Go, Dave! Good job helping out your stressed out lady. That one’s a keeper! =D
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  14. My kids drink Instant Breakfast like it’s going out of style. Maizie had a virus at the beginning of the summer and lost over 10% of her body weight in less than a week. When she finally decided she wanted food, she had about 3 day. She also has them as her after school snack.
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  15. I’ve taken to breakfast ‘shakes’ to make sure I’m getting some good nutrition first thing in the morning. It is amazing how much of a difference it can make when you need the energy to go, go, go.
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  16. You’ve got a great husband there! It’s so sweet that he helped out with breakfast for you two. He sounds like a great husband and dad.
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  17. I sooo have to check this out.. I’m not good about breakfast but my Dr. told me I have to at least take something and this may just be the trick… thanks for sharing, will have to look for it at walmart next time I’m there
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  18. I’m so glad you’re working on getting the nutrition you (and Millie!) need for breakfast! And I’m glad that Nesquick is working for Addie’s nutrition needs as she recovers. And, umm… you’re due in 8 weeks!? OMG!!!
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  19. Angela S

    I need to drink these. I love your idea for having a to do list on the night table.

  20. Sounds like I need to try this! My mornings are always off to a slow start! I need something like this to kick me into gear!
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  21. Those carnation breakfast drinks are a brilliant choice for fast meals when you aren’t feeling great to eat solids! I used them a lot when I was really busy and didn’t have time to cook breakfasts.
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  22. I NEED to get me some of those. I am horrible at having breakfast myself and this would make sure I get something into me in the mornings besides coffee.
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  23. You’re rockin’ it girl!! I always cook and sit down to breakfast every single day. And sometimes, it’s too much!! I give Ben breakfast, I’m making lunch, I’m trying to go to the gym, and make myself presentable for the office all while trying to get out the door on time?! Seriously?! I should really look into easy, transportable breakfast more. Benjamin is hooked on carnation essentials, so I always have them in the house. Maybe I will sneak a few for myself! ;)
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  24. Pam

    My daughter used to have to drink instant breakfast shakes in the morning. They were the only way to keep her from losing weight! Carnation was the only brand she didn’t complain about.

  25. I like to stick to high protein breakfast/brunches to start my day off right! I find protein helps sustain me longer than if I were to opt for a high carb breakfast.

    Here’s to hoping your little one feels better!!
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  26. Oh man, if I looked at a to-do list first thing in the morning, I’d cry! LOL. I used to live on carnation instant breakfast, yum!
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  27. I am terrible at remembering to eat breakfast. I remember Nesquick from being a kid, I am going to have to give it a try again.
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  28. My house could really use some of those Breakfast Essentials. And I really need to start making a to do list every day, too.
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  29. We love Carnation in this house. My kids have Carnation shakes every day before school if they don’t have cereal.
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  30. Great way to fuel up. Sorry to hear your little one is not feeling well. I’m glad you’ve fond a way to take care of you. Even supermom has to eat!
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  31. I like breakfast and yet don’t eat it as regularly as I should. I do feel differently when I eat breakfast then when I don’t.
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  32. We love carnation breakfast essentials. We keep the premade ones in the fridge for an easy breakfast on days we are rushed.
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  33. I eat a nutrition bar, take vitamins and have a coffee. I was taking nothing in the morning but suffered greatly from lack of energy.
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  34. I used to drink this and I enjoyed it, I need to have my kids try it, I am sure they would like it.
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  35. I love that there is something for mom and something for the little one! You’ve got to fuel up to start the day right! Glad Addie is on the mend. #client
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  36. Whew, you have a busy day! I usually rush through breakfast, then regret it.
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  37. Brett

    I’ll have to try this product. Cute family photo!

  38. It’s good that you’ve rediscovered the importance of breakfast. That product seems like a great way to keep on top of a busy family.
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  39. I try to pack ahead or grab something quick like a fruit! :D

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