We are ALL amazing! Did you know that part of being amazing means we need to take care of our bodies, and that starts with taking care of our heart!

We as parents are all too aware that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and we can take care of our heart by eating a “heart healthy” breakfast.  Breakfast has always been my favorite meal of the day, and nothing beats a quick and easy bowl of Quaker Oatmeal, it sets the tone for the rest of the day.  I like to mix in a little peanut butter or top with some fruit and if I have a little extra time my family loves  Baked Peanut Butter Oatmeal.

Eating right, exercise and education—are key steps to taking care of your heart.

Get a good breakfast. Every day.
Get enough rest.
Get regular exercise.
Find more time to enjoy life.
Maintain a positive attitude.

You’re never to old or to young to start taking care of your heart. February is American Heart Month and Quaker is celebrating by donating $1.00 to the American Heart Association for each current Facebook fan and every new person who “likes” the Quaker Facebook Page during the month of February (up to $250,000). The money donated by Quaker will benefit the AHA’s new program My Heart. My Life, which helps bring healthy cooking curriculum to after-school organizations across the country!  In addition, Quaker will donate $1, (up to $125,000), for each new Facebook “like.”

Visit www.Facebook.com/Quaker to find out how healthy your heart is using the Everyday Health Healthy-Heart Checkup Quiz, plus get recipes and expert tips to help you make the best nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle choices.

**Join me tonight at the #GNO Twitter party in honor of Heart Healthy Month. RSVP and join in!
Feel free to tweet about the party:

RT @TidyMom Join the @QuakerOats #gno party Tue 2/8 (9-11 ET) 2 chat Heart Health https://bit.ly/dYY7jE #Quaker PLS R T

TidyMom Giveaway

UPDATE: Giveaway has ENDED

Congrats to the winner #50 Jessie

Win It!

How about a heart healthy giveaway?  The awesome people at Quaker want to share an Amazing Heart Kit with one lucky TidyMom reader!

Included in this giveaway:

Quaker oatmeal bowl and products, a yoga mat, Dr. Nieca Goldberg’sComplete Guide to Women’s Health, Quaker Oats heart-healthy recipes and a heart rate monitor. (ARV: $250).

To Enter:

  • required: Leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite way to eat Quaker Oatmeal (feel free to share a recipe!) or how you are keeping your heart healthy.

Get Extra Entries by: (leave a separate comment for each)

Giveaway will end on Friday Feb 11, 2010 at 5 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using random.org. I will email the winner and they will have 48 hours to claim their prize. This giveaway is available to U.S. residents only.

Quaker Heart Health is compensating me for participating in this campaign.  All opinions, and my love of Quaker oatmeal are my own!