Whatever Gets You Going | Mommy and Me Monday | 353rd ed



When it comes to mornings, especially during the week, I’m pretty consistent with what gets me going. Usually, it’s the kids. Sometimes, it’s a nice, gentle “good morning, mommy” and other times, it’s a little more intense. It’s a good thing they have cute little faces!

It’s also a true story that some mornings, like when I was in Seattle with my oldest two girls, I ate Thai food for breakfast. It didn’t even strike me as weird. Lately, I’m not a traditional breakfast food person.


This week, B and I went to RaceTrac’s Test Kitchen to learn more about whatever gets other people going and to try out some new items in their kitchen. Surprisingly, after doing some research, RaceTrac found that their most popular items from 5-10am were hot dogs (1 of their top 2 selling items) and fountain drinks (not coffee).

It got them thinking that there is no judgment, get what you need, and what makes you happy AND share that with the world, so they started #WhateverGetsYouGoing.

I think it’s probably no surprise that donuts, yogurt parfaits and Italian Ices get B going. (Okay, she also had a hot dog, too…we were there a while!)

Mommy and Me Monday at RaceTrac

She’s a big fan of Swirl World (really, who isn’t?). I’m thrilled they have non-dairy options, and I’ve driven to RaceTrac on several occasions just to get myself a frozen treat!

Mommy and Me Monday at RaceTrac

In the morning, you might want a diet coke and a hotdog instead of an egg sandwich. Some people get up early to tend to their children, others get up for a jog. Whatever it is, RaceTrac wants you to proudly share it with the world! Another person there with us said he visits every morning for an empanada. My oldest girls would devour a kolache.

kolaches and hot items

B and I enjoyed so much from the RaceTrac Test Kitchen. It might not be good for me that there is one so close with even more options. Their potato chips are amazing!

Mommy and Me Monday at RaceTrac

From sandwiches, to snack trays, to made-to-order pizzas to donuts and candy to roller food (like hot dogs, taquitos, and tamales) to their own custom made and created potato chips; Whatever gets you going in the morning, embrace it and enjoy it. And while you are enjoying it, share it on social media, too and show your friends.

Whatevergetsyougoing at racetrac

What gets you going every day?

All this to say, JUST GET IN THE PICTURE WITH YOUR KIDS! Who cares what you look like? Who cares how you appear? Who cares what you are wearing? JUST DO IT!

Since the button code stopped working many moons ago, I took it out. But, if you are adding your link to my link list, please, as a courtesy, add a link back to my site so people can explain and link up themselves if they’d like. After all, that’s the point of the link up!

It’s time again for Mommy and Me Monday. Pop out from behind that camera and capture yourself in action with your kids. Check out the inaugural Mommy and Me Monday for more information.  Need another reason to participate in Mommy and Me Monday? Read my post about why I blog with words from a friend’s husband.

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  1. Pat Chance says:

    I had no idea Racetrac had so many food options. We always go for gas and leave. Next time I am going to go in a grab some ice cream and their chips.

  2. Your post officially made me hungry! LOL I don’t think I’ve ever been to a RaceTrac. Looking at their website it appears I live too far north. Will have to check out next time we make a road trip through Georgia.

  3. OH! Kolaches!! I want one of those. I haven’t had one since my parents lived in TX.

  4. I’ll eat anything for breakfast. Sometimes cold leftovers from the night before, lol.

    Super cute pics!

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