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5 Tips for a Productive Day #NGHarvest

I participated in an Influencer Program on behalf of Mom Central for Nutri-Grain. I received product samples and promotional item to thank me for participating.

I am the busy Mom of an almost one year old, a five year old, and a six year old.  My days typically have a robust to-do list, and it’s always my aim to have a productive day.  I mean, who aims to have an unproductive day, right?  As I get older, and as my kids master the art of keeping me on my toes, I’ve learned a few tried and true ways to ensure a productive day.

  1. Get plenty of sleep- the benefit of a well rested mind is seriously under-rated.
  2. Make a to-do list and prioritize it.  If I don’t prioritize, I end up doing all the time consuming little things that don’t matter and putting off the things that do matter.
  3. Set SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-based) goals and track your progress on them.
  4. Exercise- it increases endorphines, which can increase productivity.
  5. Practice saying no.  Too often, I say yes out of fear of letting others down and end up with a ton of stuff in my schedule that just doesn’t contribute to my goals.

There are some days, however,  that I rush through my day of teaching homeschool lessons, running errands, and playing referee in the never ending battle of sibling rivalry and suddenly realize that I never ate breakfast.  Yowzer! Perhaps it’s the lack of food, and not the lack of coffee, that leaves me feeling sluggish, light headed, and slightly snarky.  Okay, a lot snarky.  I recently discovered Kellogg’s® Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars, and they are a great solution for crazy mornings like these.


Chuck one into my purse and off I go!  Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars have 4 grams of protein and combine real fruit and whole grains in a tasty bar to help your “get up and go” attitude keep going.   I value being able to sit down and eat breakfast with my little one’s on most mornings, but on those days when my I find myself three steps behind, it is nice to know that there is a delicious alternative to going hungry.  The Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars are available in Country Strawberry and Blueberry Bliss flavors.  I prefer the blueberry, while Hubs and the kids prefer the strawberry.  There are five bars in each box, and the MSRP is $3.59.

NutriGrain Harvest

Not to sell myself short, but on days that I miss breakfast, I feel like I barely survived, let alone did anything productive or of significant value.  With Nutri-Grain® Fruit & Oat Harvest Cereal Bars in my purse, and in my pantry, those days will hopefully be fewer and farther between.

Speaking of having a productive day… I’m adding eat breakfast to my to-do list.  What other tips do YOU have to ensure an active and productive day?

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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.