SOURCE: Snack'n Waffles

May 16, 2011 05:00 ET

Wake Up the Morning Routine With Smucker's Snack'n Waffles

MISSION, KS--(Marketwire - May 16, 2011) - (Family Features) Moms and dads work hard to make sure their kids have a great start each day, but time and organizational challenges can make mornings stressful.

In fact, according to a survey conducted by Kelton Research on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company, almost six in ten (59 percent) of respondents would rather have a delicious morning meal than an extra 15 minutes of sleep.

To help make mornings a little less routine and a lot more fun, Smucker's® Snack'n Waffles™ presweetened waffles partnered with Hannah Keeley, a lifestyle expert, author, and host of the television series, "Hannah, Help Me!"

"Everyone has a different way of working through the morning hustle and bustle," said Hannah. "As a mom of seven, mornings can definitely be a challenge, so I'm excited to share my tried-and-true solutions to inspire moms and dads to make breakfast on the run more fun!"

At www.snacknwaffles.com, you can find Hannah's tips on how to keep mornings fast-paced and fun, such as:

  • Avoid the morning rush by helping your child set out clothes the night before. First, print out a life-size photo of your child's face and stick it on the bedroom wall at eye level. Next, place a plastic hook directly underneath so they can "get dressed" before bed by hanging up the outfit they plan on wearing the next day.

  • Make weekdays more exciting by having "theme breakfasts." Mondays can be "Muffin Mondays" and Wednesdays can be "Waffle Wednesdays." Smucker's Snack'n Waffles brand waffles make breakfast time fun and convenient because the waffles can be warmed up in 15 seconds in the microwave and eaten on the go.

  • Place a laundry basket by the back door as your "sanity station." Before each person in the family goes to bed, everything has to be packed up and ready for the next day -- backpacks, briefcases, sports bags, everything.

  • Have some quick and easy breakfast options that are ready to go. Keep a selection of fresh fruit you can grab on the way out the door, like bananas or apples, and stock your freezer with heat-and-eat Smucker's Snack'n Waffles brand waffles that have the sweetness baked right in -- no syrup or utensils required.

  • Nothing gets the family moving in the morning like a mix of high-energy family-friendly music.

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