This post was written in collaboration with Kellogg’s Coco Pops & Rice Krispies Vanilla
I regularly get DMs on social media from parents of gamers. Usually it’s moms looking to find out a bit more about what games or consoles to buy their kids for holidays or birthdays. Sometimes they just want to know if they’re doing the right thing by letting their kids play online or cutting their game time down. So when Kellogg’s contacted me to host their Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla Gaming Boot Camp for Parents, I was all in. This would be a great opportunity to help parents navigate gaming, connect and play with their kids and hopefully create a whole new generation of gamers.
I’ll never forget my friend Lynette asking me about a game a few months back, for her kids. I said she should get it for them, she did. She also started playing. A few weeks later she was fighting with her kids for console time so she could play as well! It was definitely my favourite story to share.
Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla are a staple. Coco Pops was a staple breakfast in my mom’s house before we headed off to school and now Rice Krispies Vanilla is a staple in my house now, even without kids. I love adding Coco Pops to smoothies to give it some extra crunch or mixing Coco Pops into my morning porridge. When I’m in a rush to get out the door a bowl of my favourites do the trick too. They’re family cereals and the idea behind the Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla Gaming Boot Camp was to make gaming a family affair. The Kellogg’s team joined forces with X Box to turn the ordinary into extra-ordinary.
I spent a morning with some incredible moms: Melanie Bala, Phumeza Mdabe and Olwethu Leshabane – all extremely well known and successful women who also happen to be parents of young gamers. As the Boot Camp instructor, my job was to help show these ladies that gaming is not something that takes away from family time but rather it can become a great way to bond with your kids and also help them learn new skills. Here’s what went down:
Win with Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla and XBox
The Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla Gaming Boot Camp is only the beginning of this rad partnership. Kellogg’s Coco Pops and Rice Krispies Vanilla is giving away an XBox Series X with the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate over the next month. All you need to do is buy a 350g or 500g box of Kellogg’s Coco Pops or the 400g or 600g packs of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Vanilla to find out how to win. I’m so excited that this iconic brand is finding a way to keep their gaming fans’ tummies full and also their gaming hours’ full as well. Here’s how you can enter:
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