A SUMMER SURVIVAL GUIDE FROM THE MOTHER OF SIX BOYS, AGES 7 TO 18
FOUNDER OF THE ‘MOM ON THE RUN’ BLOG SHARES TIMELY TIPS TO INSPIRE YOUR FAMILY
Talk to Colleen Burns-Harristhal, TV Producer & Author of MOMARCHY, Why Moms Rule the World
FColleen Burns-Harristhal is a lady who was a successful reporter and later became the producer of an Emmy-Award winning show. Colleen is still a journalist and author, but now has another demanding job as the mother of six – yes six – boys under 18 years of age. How does she do it? Colleen reveals her summer survival tips and explains how she transitioned from news to ‘MOMARCHY’! Colleen also has some creative suggestions to solve the summertime blues for your family. If your summer is starting to run out of steam, let Colleen tell you how to entertain your viewers and listeners with her unique and interesting view on motherhood.
COLLEEN’S SUPER SUMMER SURVIVAL TIPS INCLUDE:
- FUN FOODS: Surprise your family with special treats that are smart
- TIME SAVERS: Meals that will help you save time for some real fun
- EXPLORE TOGETHER: Planning memorable trips on a budget
About: Colleen Burns-Harristhal is the founder of The Mom on The Run blog. As the mother of 6 boys, ages 7 to 18, Colleen knows how to survive a hectic summer. She is also a former reporter and anchor for a national news network and covered local beats for CBS affiliates in Illinois and Minnesota. She was also the producer for the nationally syndicated Emmy Award winning show Smarter Living, and regular contributor for PBS and The Weather Channel. Colleen is also the co-author of a best-selling book, ‘MOMARCHY, Why Moms Rule the World.’
SPECIAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SUMMER SURVIVAL
As a mom of six boys, I think that it is always a good idea to have snacks at the ready. The newest addition to the Smartfood Delight crew, Smartfood Delight Sweet & Spicy BBQ flavor has 35 calories per cup, and is a light and airy popcorn snack made with 100% whole grains and no artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. For a better-for-you snack that doesn’t sacrifice great taste, Smartfood Delight Sweet & Spicy BBQ is a delicious combination of sweet-and-spicy flavors, just right for the summer. Available in multiple sizes, for all your snacking needs, it’s the perfectly smart snack to enjoy the entire summer season.
TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF THE LIMITED TIME WE HAVE WITH OUR FAMILIES
Time is a precious commodity with your kids. The summer does go back quickly, so when you’re planning your day, include a quick, an easy breakfast that you can have on the go. My kids love Chick-fil-A and today, July 18th, Chick-fil-A is rolling out its new Egg White Grill, a protein-packed breakfast sandwich and a delicious option for people looking for a lower-calorie breakfast on-the-go. It’s made with grilled chicken breast, freshly grilled egg whites and American Cheese on a toasted multigrain English Muffin. It’s only 300 calories and has 25 grams of protein. And since we’re talking about how to make the most out of the limited time we have this summer, Chick-fil-a is making things even easier with their new app, Chick-fil-A One. You can order the Egg White Grill or anything off their menu, and pay in advance on your mobile phone, so you can skip the lince at the register and get your breakfast even quicker.
HOW DOES THE MOM ON THE RUN, KEEP GOING THROUGHOUT THE DAY?
As the Mom on the Run, I keep my sanity, like many people do, through drinking lots of coffee. My go-to is Caribou Premium Iced Coffee. It’s made with authentic handcrafted Caribou Coffee, real milk and real ingredients, like chocolate and caramel. It is available in three delicious flavors – Chocolate Mocha, Vanilla and Sea Salt Caramel. Caribou Premium Iced Coffee is the perfect coffeehouse treat that’s ready to drink when you’re on-the-go. The best part is that is comes in 14 ounces and 32 ounces, and is available at your local grocery and convenience store.