Disclosure: This post was sponsored by KFC through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select.                 While I was compensated to write a post about KFC Popcorn Nuggets, all opinions are my own.

Today I dropped my daughter off at preschool—late. I hit snooze too many times and ended up leaving the house 15 minutes off schedule. I drove directly into bumper-to-bumper traffic. I rushed to work, and a few hours later, I returned to pick Caitlynn up from school. She tagged along to an after work meeting, since there wasn’t enough time to drive her to the other end of town where my parents live. Luckily, the location was equipped with Wi-fi, so she watched cartoons and colored while I helped facilitate a community conversation to create a child-advocacy agenda.


Because I went out of town over the weekend, I didn’t go grocery shopping. So instead of packing a home cooked meal, Caitlynn ate KFC due to the mad dash. Normally, I would feel guilty about feeding her fast food. What would the moms in our play group think? What would my mother—who served me a hot, healthy meal everyday as a kid—say about my dinner decision? At first, I mentally listed the reasons why I couldn’t cook. I am a working mom. I am a business owner. I am a co-parent. Then, I read the ingredients.


KFC Popcorn Nuggets are 100 percent white meat and (never pressed or formed), extra crispy and made from the world’s best chicken – the way nuggets should be. And most importantly, Caitlynn cleaned her plate. Although she’ll try almost everything, I sometimes have to bribe her with dessert in order to get her to finish her meal. This Nugget-vention was perfectly timed, because the meeting’s menu featured spinach and zucchini. Picture of KFC Popcorn Nuggets Have you ever gone somewhere and the menu wasn’t catered to kids? They need a Nugget-vention! As a child, I hated Brussels sprouts, beets and broccoli Maybe it had something to do with the letter b! But as an adult, these items are a staple in my refrigerator. And the zucchini Panini was simply delicious!


But Caitlyn’s three not 33 like me. OK, so I’m 38, that didn’t sound as good! The point is—KFC Popcorn Nuggets are the perfect pick for busy moms, like me, and parents seeking 100 percent white meat chicken, and the crispy crunch kids love. That was Caitlynn’s favorite part of the meal—the crunchiness. Caitlynn was satisfied and therefore quietly colored and watched videos on You Tube for over an hour. And I too was satisfied. I didn’t feel like I wasn’t measuring up as a mom, because I was more like myself than Martha Stewart.

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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