Soccer and Cereal :: A Mom’s Survival Guide (and Giveaways!)

This content is sponsored by Post Consumer Brands, but the commentary is 100% genuine.

There are few things that embody kid life more than soccer and cereal. Saturday mornings at the field with your fellow moms watching your kids score goals (or just run in circles) is a rite of passage for kids and parents alike. 

Many of our contributors are soccer moms and love the ease and deliciousness of cereal. Some of our favorite cereals include Honey Bunches of Oats®, Honeycomb®, and Fruity Pebbles®. {Side note :: In a cooking rut in general? You’ll be amazed at the variety of recipes found here}.


Why We Love Soccer and Cereal

We polled our contributors, many of them soccer moms, and here is what they love about soccer and cereal:

“I let my kids have cereal for dinner on Sunday nights. My mom and dad did this for me and my brothers, and I’m just passing the tradition down.” — Lindsay D.

“We love cereal! We love it because it is the simplest form of independence for kids. They can’t mess up fixing cereal! It’s also easy to pair with fruit or muffins and you can put it in a baggie if you’re on the go! It’s so easy, and it makes them feel good to do something for themselves, not to mention the endless educational activities… I could go on and on!” — Lauren P. 

“We love cereal at our house! So my oldest, who was iron deficient the first two years of her life, refused to eat meat, so the only way I could get her her iron was with iron-fortified cereal!!” — Julie T.

“My boys are big into soccer, and even my daughter. Cereal is great for a quick meal along with a smoothie on the go for those 8:00 a.m. Saturday morning games!” — Mary Anne

“We love granola cereal. Our fellas love making their own parfaits with plain organic yogurt, fresh berries, and granola. Several Post Cereals options are great in parfaits.” — Kathryn E.

“My daughter plays college soccer and still asks for cereal when she’s home.” — Chris L.


Calling All Soccer Fans

Starting in June, limited edition Major League Soccer (MLS) cereal boxes can be found at grocery stores across the country. These boxes feature Topps® MLS player trading card cut-outs. Moreover, Post Cereals and Major League Soccer Experience is coming to Piggly Wiggly, located at 41 Church Street in Mountain Brook, on Friday, July 27th!! This is an interactive, family-friendly event to celebrate Post Cereal’s Major League Soccer sponsorship. This event is FREE and includes cereal sampling, a soccer plinko game, and limited quantities of temporary tattoos. The event will get underway at 3:00 p.m. and run until 7:00 p.m.. Get this on your calendars today! For more information (and to RSVP). check out the Facebook Event

FREE Giveaway!

Post Cereals is also offering our BMB followers a chance to win an AWESOME Soccer Parent Survival Cooler that has two boxes of Post cereal, a soccer themed t-shirt, a water bottle, BandAids, ice pack, snack container, a battery operated fan for those hot Birmingham games, an insulated cooler to keep your drinks cold, as well as some Post coupons and recipes to try with your family. {Stay tuned to our Facebook page for a Facebook Live and giveaway to come SOON — and there will be TWO lucky winners!}
See you on the soccer field, Mom!
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Born at St. Vincents, Julie has lived in Birmingham nearly all her life, and she looks forward to meeting and connecting moms all over our community. Before having kids and co-founding Birmingham Mom Collective, she worked various jobs as a retail manager, merchandise manager, software support associate, and an HR recruiter. When she's not taking care of her two young children, you can find her (sometimes) working out, singing and fellowshipping at her church, playing golf (horribly), drinking sweet tea, and taking trips with her husband, Nathan. She loves all things coffee, Gilmore Girls, Disney World, Dolly Parton, and peanut m&ms!