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Nostalgia: Saturday Morning Cartoons & Bickering with My Siblings

Thanks to our friends at MyBlogSpark & General Mills we received a gift pack that brought back nostalgic memories of my childhood.  Our prize pack included a box of Cheerios, a box of Lucky Charms, a vintage Parcheesi board game, and a $10 gift card to Target. 

Life has been a blur for the past few months. My blog time has fallen by the wayside. With the recent loss in my family we have been focused on simply enjoying our family moments even more. 

Cereal was always a hit when we were kids.  I've found that among many of my mom friends - Cheerios has been a part of their toddler's early finger foods!  Did you toddler learn to pick up food with Cheerios too?

General Mills has gone "Retro” with special edition classic packaging from the 1950’s, ’60s and ’80s!  Do these packages bring back memories for you as well? It surely brought back memories of my youth!  You can pick up a box at Target.  It was on sale at our local store for $2.99! Check out all the General Mills specials at Target: here. Save even more with a Coupon for $1 off 2 General Mills cereals.  On the back of the specially marked boxes is a coupon for $5.00 off select Hasbro vintage board games: Clue® Vintage, Scrabble® Vintage, Parcheesi® Vintage or Risk® Vintage.  I loved board games growing up! They still have the ones that we grew up with!

Participating Big G cereals include: Cinnamon Toast Crunch® (16.2 oz.), Lucky Charms® (16 oz.), Honey Nut Cheerios® (17 oz.), Cheerios® (18 oz.) and Cocoa Puffs® (16.5 oz.)

Looking back, I was the picky eater among my siblings but when it came to cold cereal my mom had NO PROBLEM.  We liked them all. I now realize how easy Saturday mornings were for my parents. We would help ourselves to some cereal and watch early morning cartoons! Of course there was the occasional bickering on which ones to watch since there were 3 kids and just one TV!  I still remember all of the television commercials! I  wish they would bring those back too!  Once we had our breakfast and finished watching a few episodes of our favorites we would begin our day of chores!  Looking back that didn't seem to take too much time and we would soon be off to play OUTSIDE!  Do kids even DO that anymore?

We didn't have access to excess that you see nowadays!  The number of television programs were limited, we didn't grow up with the Internet, and we all shared ONE TV set.  Family time was time spent TOGETHER.  That meant meal time, TV time, and play time!  We would play games: Board games, Atari, OUTDOOR games like tag, red rover, and hide & seek! Riding bikes and playing with the kids in the neighborhood was fun!  Those were the days! Thank you General Mills & MyBlogSpark for taking me on a trip down memory lane!  I miss the simple times - don't you?

Our son is a preschooler but we definitely plan bringing back classic entertainment in our family!  We will unplug and get outside to play (which we already do), watch television as a family, eat meals as a family, and play games together! It's time to build up our board game collection!

I MUST know what your favorite cereal was & which board games you played when you were a kid? Oh do share!

Disclosure: The prize pack and information has been provided by General Mills through MyBlogSpark. All opinions contained in this post is my own.


  1. I love munching on dry cereal. Thank you General Mills for bringing families closer together with game night.

  2. I grew up in England. My fave cereal was Wheat-a-Bix. It is so disgusting, lol! But I loved it. I also remember playing in a large field behind our house with all the neighborhood kids. In the summer it stays light there until around 10, and sometimes that's how long we played. Sure wish my kids had that, *sigh.

  3. I freaking hated cheerios and because I'm such a loving soul, all six of our kids learned how to eat by munching on plain cheerios.

    God bless cheerios!

    I sure do miss Saturday morning cartoons with a bowl of the soggy stuff.

    I miss the 80's

  4. Christy I love game night. :)

    Lisa Wheat-a-Bix, never heard of it. Of course I googled it right away. I must say - doesn't look too yummy. LOL.

    Sharon I admire you. SIX kiddos? I have one and can't keep up sometimes. LOL.

  5. I actually don't like cereal but my son loves O's. Anything O's.

    Family is really important. The times you spend with them are the times your heart will always remember and those times could never be replaced with anything, including any amount of blogging or money you make.

  6. Thank you Lexie I agree! Family time is important. I make it my priority. I wrote a post about it: Bad Blogger, Good Mommy. I loved the comments that were left and the support bloggers have for each other!


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