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You know the song “Me and My Shadow”? Well that is exactly the tune that comes to mind whenever I watch Mike and Noah.


If Mike is around you can be sure that Noah is right there. Next to him. At all times.

And it doesn’t matter what Mike is doing. Shoveling, putting the recycling together – whatever the situation, Noah is there to “help”.

He adores his daddy, and wants to do everything Daddy does.

And while this is not always so convenient for Mike (as a 4-year-old’s idea of “help” can sometimes be…questionable), it does come in handy at breakfast. Noah is delighted when Mike can join us for breakfast, and wants to have whatever he is having.

Fortunately, Mike is a very healthy eater, and often has a big bowl of  oatmeal in the morning. So I was delighted to have the opportunity to sample Quaker Perfect Portions.

quaker oats perfect portions

I love it. Perfect Portions comes in a resealable pouch, so I can make exactly as much or little as I need (handy because Noah’s appetite is erratic, to say the least).

Even better? It’s completely unsweetened. Noah can choose his favorite toppings and sweeteners, and I can monitor the amounts. And here’s where Noah doesn’t have to be exactly like Daddy, because they can each choose their own ways to top their oatmeal:

quaker oats perfect portions

But Noah always insists on the “silber” spoon.

Just like Daddy.

quaker oats perfect portions

You can find out more about Quaker Perfect Portions on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, and click here for where to purchase.

quaker oats perfect portions

Maybe I’ll be invited to join them for breakfast one day…..


  1. Rebecca on May 17, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    xxoo. we loooooooooovvvvveeeee oatmeal at our house. we always buy the old fashioned kind because my boys like to add their own things into it once it is all done. xo

    • sherisilver on May 18, 2013 at 9:17 am

      You MUST share your tips for making the old-fashioned kind! I can’t do it!

  2. Caroline on May 18, 2013 at 7:38 am

    I would like you to adopt me so I can learn how you make oatmeal look so gorgeous. Seriously, Sheri. Everything you touch in the kitchen looks amazing.


    • sherisilver on May 18, 2013 at 9:15 am

      Deal. But you have to teach me how to sew… 🙂 xo

  3. Christa the BabbyMama on May 21, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I love me some oatmeal.

    • sherisilver on May 21, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      Ha! What are your fave toppings?

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