Nestle Family Back to School {Giveaway}

Well, we are almost done with another week of school.  We are finally settling into a routine here and both girls are thriving in their new classrooms.  My oldest had her very first test and scored a 100 (proud mama moment)!

Earlier this week, Nestle Family challenged me to pledge a New School Year Resolution.  I decided to pledge a new, healthier school year for my girls by preparing nutritious dinners and packing healthy options for lunch and snacks.  My main obstacle is finding time to prepare, so my husband and I decided that we would take one hour every Sunday morning to plan a menu for the entire week followed by a shopping trip at the grocery store to stock up on essentials.

I found a very useful app for my iPhone to aid in planning and shopping trips, Dinner Spinner from Almost like a slot machine, you can “spin” the categories to find something fun to cook.  Looking for something specific?  You can select main dishes made with chicken in 45 minutes or less and instantly view many recipes that fit the bill!  I am hoping this app helps me to find new recipes so I can stick to my resolution.

Have you made a New School Year Resolution?


One winner will receive a $25 Nestle Family Mastercard Rewards Card, $20 in school supplies, free coupons from TOLL HOUSE Refrigerated Cookie Dough and OVALTINE, an OVALTINE straw dispenser and recipe booklet,  as well as a Nestlé Family coupon booklet!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me your New School Year Resolution!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Nestle Family (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Nestle Family on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on September 19th. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This post is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Others may have a differing opinion of the product. While this is a compensated post, all opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. My new School Year Resolution is to make sure My kids always have a healthy lunch and never the Mommy’s running late here’s 5 bucks lunch. Sad to say, but it happens.

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  6. My New Scool Year Rsesolution is to not be such a “helicopter mom”.

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  8. mine is to be more involved and to volunteer more

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  10. Leah Shumack says:

    My daughter is in kindergarten so our back to school resolution is to get a schedule set! Homework, dinner, bedtime…getting her used to those things because she’s got many more years to be on a schedule that works for her!

  11. Leah Shumack says:

    I follow you and Nestle Family on fb (clair freebie)

  12. Leah Shumack says:

    I follow your blog

  13. kayleigh farris says:

    get back into school myself!

  14. My New School Year Resolution is to try to get my daughter to eat more veggies

  15. I subscribe to your blog!

  16. barbara hunt says:

    Thanks for the great contest!

  17. Thanks for the giveaway…our BTS resolution is to get the kids on a schedule, and stick with it.

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  19. Subscribed via email…

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  21. I am going to work with my son on his math facts as well as try to be more patient!
    Thank you for the opportunity;)

  22. I follow you on Twitter at Living_LaLaLand & Tweeted:!/Living_LaLaLand/status/115994350885933056

  23. I like the Not So Blog & Nestle Family on Facebook-ChacoyAguayo

  24. Kaile-Ann Cox says:

    My new years resolution is to get straight A’s and be validictorian of my graduating class.

  25. Barbara Long says:

    My new school year resolution is to make sure everyone gets to bed at a decent time and gets a good nights sleep.

  26. Mine is: get to bed on time!
    Thanks for the contest.

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  28. Resolution is to stick to a set schedule.

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  30. My resolution is to make healthier meals for my family.

  31. Tammy Greer says:

    My new school year’s resolution is to get up earlier and prepare more the night before.
    LuckyTJG at cs dot com

  32. eat healthier snacks