There’s nothing more “Leave It to Beaver” than a full breakfast with sausage, pancakes, scrambled eggs and orange juice, but for today’s mom-on-the-go, the everyday restaurant-style breakfast is out of reach. We talked to three busy moms about what breakfast traditions they’ve passed onto their own family through the generations, and even which ones they’ve left behind.
Keeping it simple
Moms have always been busy, but today, many mothers hold down a full-time job while balancing family and relationships. A simple, healthy, hearty breakfast has always been the way to go, and Robin Kramer, writer of "mommy blog" pinkdryerlint.blogspot.com agrees. She saves the big breakfasts of waffles and eggs for the weekends.
A little ethnic flair
Americans come from all different cultures and backgrounds, which makes it all the easier to add unique flavors and flair into breakfast meals. Though, when we think of breakfast, some very specific images come to mind. Stefania Pomponi Butler, otherwise known as CityMama, likes to mix her Asian, Hawaiian and Italian backgrounds with American traditions.
Ideally, you and your kids would have a healthy, nutrient-rich breakfast every day, but every once in awhile, it's fun to indulge. Mishelle Lane, a.k.a. Secret Agent Mama, shares her favorite breakfast indulgence memory, which she has passed on to her own children – Nutella and toast.
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