I don’t travel a lot by myself, just a couple times a year. Basically I do it just enough for both my family and me to forget HOW TO DO IT in between trips. That means that two weeks ago, before I went to a conference in South Carolina, we were all struggling a little bit.

When I went to bed the night before my flight, I decided that I needed to do something a little special for the girls the next morning. Unfortunately, I also still needed to finish a load of laundry, [start and] finish packing my bag, get the girls dressed and ready for the day, and write a long list of reminders for my husband (who, for the record, rocked his weekend with our girls!).

Lucky for me, “something special” doesn’t have to be a fancy breakfast casserole or multigrain muffins or smoothies with green stuff hidden inside. NOT that there’s not a time for that, but for me – a decidedly NOT morning person who always waits to pack at the last minute – that’s not my only option for a special breakfast.


Both my girls have been over the moon since I re-introduced Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls to our weekend breakfast menus. Compared to a granola bar and banana that they might possibly have to fetch themselves (okay, fine. Not the baby. I don’t make HER get her own breakfast!), cinnamon rolls with a side of sausage or bacon is quite the treat!

And I’m not going to lie: I love them, too! But even more than the sweet, doughy goodness of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, I love how easy they are. The morning I left for my trip, it took me a total of 90 seconds to pop open the can, place them in an pan, and stick them in the oven. And it didn’t take much longer than that to nuke some sausage links and serve it all up on paper plates!


We don’t eat like this every day, and I do actually bake things from scratch at times. But I’m so thankful for things like Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls that make a special breakfast and sweet time with my family easy enough to fit into a hectic morning or busy weekend.

[Case in point? A few weeks ago, we had the most insane Saturday morning. Mark was getting home from work, I was getting Annalyn ready for her basketball game while also getting myself ready for the presentation I was giving at a women’s event that morning, and Adrienne was just running around asking for another episode of Daniel Tiger. I was also trying to do a few things to get ready for Annalyn’s birthday party that afternoon. But even in all that madness, all the coming and going and stressing and [possibly] yelling, we could find 90 seconds or so to make a hot breakfast of cinnamon rolls. SO easy! And, really, it’s hard to stress out when you’re licking frosting off your fingers…]


I bet some of you are like me and don’t make everything from scratch. Don’t feel bad about that. You’re feeding your family – and that’s what matters! And if you’re feeding them something as yummy as cinnamon rolls, even better, right?!

[FYI, Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls in all the delicious varieties you can imagine are available nationwide in major grocery and retail stores. And for more information, visit the Pillsbury website, or find them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.]

What’s your favorite breakfast to make on crazy busy mornings?

Disclosure: This post is part of a compensated campaign with The Motherhood on behalf of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. As always, all opinions, night owl tendencies and lack of good breakfast habits are my own.

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This post is part of the 31 Days Writing Challenge. To read all the posts in this series, click here. And to learn more about this challenge or to find more series to read, visit Write31Days.com. Apple photos courtesy of my brother, James.

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