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I will admit it, I am NOT a morning person. I need an alarm to wake up, because without one, I could easily sleep until noon. By alarm, of course, what I mean is…three children and a dog. Without fail, I am woken every morning to the tune of “I WANT TO WATCH SPONGEBOB!” or “COME AND WIPE ME” or “I AM STAAAAAARVING” or a lovely little bark out of my in-need-of-the-bathroom shih-tzu. So, on most days, I serve breakfast to my kiddies in a sleepy daze, still wearing my pjs.

While I am not a morning person, somehow I birthed three morning people. Similarly, while I am not a huge breakfast (during the normal breakfast time) person, somehow I birthed three huge breakfast people. Cereal, pancakes, oatmeal, eggs, hashbrowns, bagels and lox, french toast, grits, biscuits and gravy, cinnamon toast, donuts. You name it. They love it. But, as I said, I have three kids and a dog, and we have to be out of the house, on the road to school and work by 8:20, so breakfast is usually a quick cereal experience. It’s easy and the kids like it.

On the weekends, though, I try to expand our breakfast horizons. I try to either take them out for breakfast to one of our favorite breakfast places…or take them somewhere completely new. Or we’ll pick up coffee and donuts for a special treat. Or we’ll have friends over for a bagels and cream cheese and cinnamon bun pajama party.

Because even though their mother isn’t a breakfast person, these three sure are:

Does you family have a favorite breakfast spot? If you let me know what it is in the comments, you are automatically entered to win a $100 Visa gift card!! It seriously can’t get any easier. You can enter until 10pm EST on Monday, September 27th. AND For an extra entry you can tweet about this contest and then come back here and link to your tweet!

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  2. We’re not huge breakfast people, but my kids LOVE going to the local coffee shop in the mornings and picking out a big muffin or scone while I sip my mocha. Good times.

    Comment by Amanda Brown on September 21, 2010
  3. We love Panera Bread for breakfast and also Einstein Bros Bagels. Starbucks has even been a hit 🙂

    Comment by SJ on September 21, 2010
  4. We don’t have a favourite breakfast spot but everyone in my family loves when I pick up fresh cinnamon bagels to toast & top with honey vanilla cream cheese. It doesn’t get any better than that!

    Comment by SamK on September 21, 2010
  5. We recently discovered a place called “In a Pickle” which serves an AMAZING breakfast including french toast piled high with fresh fruit. It’s gorgeous to look at and yummy to eat!

    Comment by Beth G on September 21, 2010
  6. YES: There’s this place in SF called Zazie where you can order everything (pancakes, French toast, egg dishes) in 1s, 2s or 3s…that way, I can have savory AND sweet and order one gingerbread pancake with poached pears and lemon compote and one egg Benedict. It’s genius!

    Comment by Camels & Chocolate on September 21, 2010
  7. Any local coffee shop or diner where the bagels are fresh and the coffee bottomeless!

    Comment by Megan on September 21, 2010
  8. Our favorite breakfast place is the kitchen table. Cereal is the morning breakfast of choice however we are also fans of breakfast for dinner and often have pancakes or french toast for dinner. My son would be happy if he could eat cereal for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    Comment by Arica Saltzman on September 21, 2010
  9. Kitchen table. It’s close to the toaster and the fridge so I don’t have to run around so much when we’re eating. BUT, if the kids are with their grandparents, I bring my cereal and toast into the living room and eat in the comfy chair.
    .-= One Mom (Kristina)´s last blog ..Im a Disney Princess without the gown Or woodland creatures Or pretty jewelry So- Im a Disney Princess mostly in attitude which really just isnt as much fun =-.

    Comment by One Mom (Kristina) on September 21, 2010
  10. Breakfast at home is our favorite, on a lazy weekend morning, eggs, bacon, hashbrowns, toast. Mmmm!
    .-= Melanie´s last blog ..Funny Things =-.

    Comment by Melanie on September 21, 2010
  11. On weekends the kids love going to Dunkin Donuts for breakfast.

    Comment by Mami2jcn on September 21, 2010
  12. yes! The Original Pancake Company in Woodmere Ohio has the best pumpkin pancakes!

    Comment by Tammi Marie on September 21, 2010
  13. We have a local favorite that is officially named Italian Villa, but we have always called it Mean Greek Man after the less-than-bubbly owner. They serve breakfast all day, which is great for my family of not morning people.

    Comment by Cyndi on September 21, 2010
  14. Our favourite place for breakfast is Cora – all the fresh fruit and the not so healthy crepes of yummy goodness! mmmmm

    Comment by Katy on September 21, 2010
  15. I am not an early morning person. So.. brunch.. I love brunch!

    Comment by Denleigh on September 21, 2010
  16. Eggsceptional …. terrible play on words, but excellent breakfast – and even better, they have PROPER breakfast choices for the children, not just crappy stuff. You’ll find me there every Wednesday morning. And sometimes Mondays… and Tuesdays….

    Comment by Mrs F with 4 on September 21, 2010
  17. Mt favourite place is Montreal! Between the Avenue, Mère Poule, Eggspectation and Chez Cora, I am a happy girl.

    Comment by Heather on September 21, 2010
  18. Favorite place is the Fleetwood Diner in Ann Arbor Michigan. Love the cinnamon raisin toast!

    Comment by Viki on September 21, 2010
  19. We have a home-town 50’s style diner that has the best breakfast EVER. The real treat though is that it’s cheap, two people can eat for $12.

    Comment by Jen on September 21, 2010
  20. Toss up between IHOP and breakfast in bed….made by my son 🙂
    .-= Nancy@ifevolution´s last blog ..Just Once…………… =-.

    Comment by Nancy@ifevolution on September 21, 2010
  21. Truck stop breakfasts are the BEST. We are renting pasture about an hour from where we live and there is a Husky on the way. So whenever the cows need checkin’ we go out for breakfast. Bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns with toast and chocolate milk. mmmmm!
    .-= Katie´s last blog ..Finding God’s Will =-.

    Comment by Katie on September 21, 2010
  22. Love the Flying Biscuit, J Christopher’s, and Highland Bakery (the sweet potato pancake is to die for!). I love breakfast food..only if it is served after 11!

    Comment by Shasha0612 on September 21, 2010
  23. Fran’s diner or Steve’s for a big breakfast, or Aroma for a latte and a croissant are my top 2 choices!

    Comment by newmom on September 21, 2010
  24. I too struggle with being conscious in the morning. My children bounce out of bed like little squirrels and are instantly ready to play and eat. On the days that I actually eat breakfast (must be at least two hours after waking), I love our local greasy spoon, called Toasters! Great staff, yummy food, friendly for families and it’s cheap!

    Comment by Lucy on September 22, 2010
  25. The Flying Biscuit is my current favorite breakfast place. mmmmm…creamy dreamy grits…

    Comment by sarah h on September 22, 2010
  26. When the weather is nice, we like to sit on the front porch and eat breakfast

    Comment by Angie on September 22, 2010
  27. My kids are neurotic about breakfast. MUST. HAVE. IT. BEFORE. THEY. GET. DRESSED. Pancakes, scrambled eggs and toast EVERY. DAMN. SATURDAY.

    I love Sunset Grill. Like LOOOOOVE. My breakfast is usually a tea biscut from Timmy’s though.

    Comment by sam {temptingmama} on September 22, 2010
  28. so, i live in toronto but i have to give a shout out to Frank’s in Tucson. cheap, fast and good.

    and katie is right, i know a couple of friends who swear by truckstop food!

    Comment by Julie on September 22, 2010
  29. I’m not a breakfast person, but when we go out, it’s to The Lighthouse. We get eggs, bacon and split choc chip pancakes.

    Comment by mel on September 22, 2010
  30. My kids LOVE just a good ole Chick-fil-A Chicken biscuit!!!

    Um…me…I love Starbucks 🙂

    Comment by B Smith on September 22, 2010
  31. The local Denny’s. You can get just about anything you want there.

    Comment by BT on September 22, 2010
  32. We live in a small town and love going to the Big Stop (the local truck stop) for scambled eggs and toast!

    Comment by adrienne carfagnini on September 22, 2010
  33. We don’t go out much, but my kids love to get a bagel at Panera’s.

    Comment by Debra F on September 22, 2010
  34. Our favorite breakfast spot would have to be GRANDMA’s house!! No one makes breakfast like grandma! We live in a small town, so that is generally where we go for a special breakfast…
    .-= Shelly @ shellys bit´s last blog ..Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree online from USC =-.

    Comment by Shelly @ shellys bit on September 23, 2010
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    .-= Shelly @ shellys bit´s last blog ..Earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree online from USC =-.

    Comment by Shelly @ shellys bit on September 23, 2010
  36. Our favorite breakfast spot is our own house!
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    Comment by Kelly Massman on September 23, 2010
  37. I love getting breakfast out. I really do. No one else does. But when I get my way, I like to go to a local place called Toast. It’s magnificent. Magnificent I say.

    Comment by Brooke on September 23, 2010
  38. Our favorite spot is at home!

    Comment by Robin M. on September 23, 2010
  39. Our kitchen!

    Comment by Jeremy on September 23, 2010
  40. I love breakfast, although no one else in my house does (at least at breakfast time) My fave is to make waffles and eggs and just sit around in our PJ’s watching sit coms on the TV because rarely are we all four up at the same time in the morning with no place to go.

    Comment by DE Heather on September 23, 2010
  41. My daughter and I eat breakfast in front of the tv. I guess she’s allowed, she is an senior in high school.

    Comment by Maria on September 23, 2010
  42. Our favorite breakfast spot is all together sitting on the couch.

    Comment by strawberryrose on September 23, 2010
  43. favorite brekkie spot is… Panera’s! 🙂 Fresh bread, delicious OJ, Coffee…. love the homey atmosphere to!

    Comment by abitnerdy on September 23, 2010
  44. I love The Flying Biscuit. I think they should open one in Chicago.

    Comment by Kristabella on September 23, 2010
  45. Mostly at home, but once in awhile we make it out to a Bob Evans for delicious fatty breakfast.

    Comment by Mary Jenkins on September 23, 2010
  46. grumpy’s in cape cod

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    Comment by nan lara on September 23, 2010
  47. we like to eat in front of the computer lol
    songyueyu at gmail

    Comment by sy on September 23, 2010
  48. i tweeted:

    Comment by sy on September 23, 2010
  49. Breakfast at home is best 🙂
    evil_eva12 at hotmail dot com

    Comment by Eva on September 23, 2010
  50. My kids are grown. When they were growing up we all sat at the table as a family.. Now my kids eat with there own family for breakfast

    Comment by Judith on September 23, 2010

    Comment by Judith on September 23, 2010
  52. I like to start my morning off with fruit, cereal and cottage cheese, then it’s off to the gym for me!

    Comment by Kirsten on September 24, 2010
  53. This is SO not original, I know, but it’s true: All New Englanders love their Dunkin Donuts – an my family is no exception. Best vanilla chais on the planet!
    .-= Sarahviz´s last blog ..4 Years and Counting =-.

    Comment by Sarahviz on September 24, 2010
  54. My favorite spot to have breakfast is on the TV tray by the couch. I’m not a couch potato and don’t watch too much TV in general, but something about eating breakfast in front of the TV feels so pleasantly lazy and luxourious.

    Comment by Tracy Robertson on September 24, 2010
  55. When it’s warm out, our favorite spot for breakfast is on the deck!
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    Comment by Jennai on September 24, 2010
  56. I posted about this on my blog!
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    Comment by Jennai on September 24, 2010
  57. This probably isn’t what you are looking for, but our favorite place to have breakfast is a really old casino in Henderson, NV called the Rainbow Club. It has mirrors on the ceiling and plays old music (Sinatra, Cash) and has $1.49 breakfast specials. But the best part is you can choose between toast or biscuits and gravy! Delicious!

    Comment by Jen on September 24, 2010
  58. a local hole in the wall cafe with chalkboard walls! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

    Comment by Steph on September 24, 2010

    Comment by Steph on September 24, 2010
  60. Our favorite breakfast spot is sitting at our bar in our kitchen together. It’s more enjoyable to eat at home for us than to go out somewhere.

    Comment by Kerry on September 24, 2010
  61. My kids fave spot to eat breakfast is picnic style in front of the big screen tv watching cartoons. When we go out to eat, they will choose IHOP everytime for breakfast! Sometimes they pick that for supper, too, and that’s always fun!

    Comment by Melissa Vaught on September 25, 2010
  62. We usually eat on the go so can’t really say we have a breakfast spot. Except weekends. We have a family breakfast at the dining room table.

    Comment by Angie B on September 25, 2010
  63. Any bakery is a favorite with us.

    Comment by Angie Atchley on September 25, 2010
  64. Our favorite breakfast spot. The kitchen table. It is next to the backyard door, so we can look out!


    Comment by Melanie on September 25, 2010
  65. Most of the time our spot is at the kitchen table, some weekends we go to Ihop for pancakes

    Comment by Susan Smith on September 25, 2010

    Comment by Susan Smith on September 25, 2010
  67. the kids love mcdonald’s and starbucks

    Comment by sandra on September 25, 2010
  68. Our favorite breakfast spot is the dining table in our kitchen! We typically don’t go out for breakfast.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

    Comment by Henria O. on September 25, 2010
  69. We eat at McDonalds every Sunday morning before Church. I love the bagel sandwiches, mmmm

    laprochaine at gmail dot com

    Comment by Amy on September 25, 2010
  70. Tweet!

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    Comment by Amy on September 25, 2010
  71. We never go out for breakfast…We are a large family (6) so we would break the bank! We always “dine” at our huge kitchen table…Cereal is the most popular choice!

    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to two! =-.

    Comment by Leah on September 26, 2010
  72. tweet tweet!

    .-= Leah´s last blog ..Happy Birthday to two! =-.

    Comment by Leah on September 26, 2010

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    Comment by ANGEL JACKLYN on September 26, 2010
  75. The kitchen table would be our favorite breakfast spot. Just enjoying the morning together as a family.

    Comment by Melissa P. @Mel4Him on September 26, 2010
  76. Our favorite breakfast spot is our trip to coney island on saturday. That way everyone can eat different.

    Comment by Mary on September 26, 2010
  77. I tweeted your giveaway

    Comment by Mary on September 26, 2010
  78. Here in the South;every body loves breakfast at Cracker Barrel.

    Comment by Priscilla P. on September 26, 2010
  79. Yes! We love this little diner in our town – they serve the best Sunday brunch 🙂

    Comment by Dee on September 26, 2010
  80. tweeted! thanks so much 🙂

    Comment by Dee on September 26, 2010
  81. We love bagels or donuts from our local bake shop, or we make breakfast at home. I NEED my coffee, cause I’m definitely not a morning person 😉

    Comment by amber on September 26, 2010
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    Comment by amber on September 26, 2010
  83. I’m fussy about my coffee so any breakfast spot has to have great coffee otherwise there’s no place as good as home.

    Comment by Lewis F on September 26, 2010
  84. When we eat breakfast out we usually head to IHOP…I’m a huge Bananas Foster fan and my daughter loves pancakes and sausage. Plus they manage to make the bacon extra crispy when I ask (I love crunchy bacon!) When we’re in a rush, I like Burger King Bacon, Egg and Cheese croissants. My daughter doesn’t care for eggs so we get hers without the egg.

    Comment by shel on September 26, 2010
  85. Bob Evens and cream stuffed Cinnamon pancakes!!!

    Comment by Lisa Foster on September 26, 2010

    Comment by Lisa Foster on September 26, 2010
  87. Breakfast is always in the kitchen at the kitchen island. First place we gather together to eat a good breakfast.

    Comment by Georgia on September 26, 2010
  88. Tweeted your giveaway here.

    Comment by Georgia on September 26, 2010
  89. We have a local cafe’ we like to go to for Breakfast for hometown cooking if we don’t eat at home which is always the best!

    Comment by Jill H on September 27, 2010
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    Comment by Jill H on September 27, 2010
  91. We sit around our breakfast table and have breakfast together.

    Comment by Ursula on September 27, 2010
  92. We love a little place in town called Rounds for Breakfast!


    Comment by Maggie Smith on September 27, 2010
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    Comment by Maggie Smith on September 27, 2010
  94. There’s a place by us called Pancake House that makes the best latkes.

    Comment by Lori Z. on September 27, 2010
  95. nothing like good bowl of warm cereal to get me started
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

    Comment by Ria on September 27, 2010
  96. Favorite breakfast spot is in bed!

    Comment by won on September 27, 2010

    Thank you!

    Comment by won on September 27, 2010
  98. My kids love to go to Golden Corral for breakfast

    Comment by barbara wright on September 27, 2010
  99. My family loves sitting around the table–we have breakfast every morning then it’s off to school-it can be hectic with all the kids but we manage. 🙂

    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

    Comment by marci on September 27, 2010
  100. I just moved from Chicago and haven’t found any breakfast spots here yet, but in Chicago the best bets were Medici’s on 57th (in Hyde Park) and Yolk (in the Loop & on the Gold Coast). Both are awesome!

    Comment by Hannah Q. on September 27, 2010
  101. This may be corny, but we like Denny’s on the weekend.

    Comment by PauleyD on September 27, 2010
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    Comment by PauleyD on September 27, 2010
  103. I enjoy sitting in my favorite chair & having the sunlight shining in the window while I soak in the word from the Son of God…my personal devotions help to start my day right! This is food for my soul before I feed my body at the kitchen table.

    ~eunice b
    tigergal01 @gmail .com

    Comment by eunice b on September 27, 2010


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    Comment by eunice b on September 27, 2010
  105. we love to go to ihop

    Comment by Erica Best on September 27, 2010

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