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Afterschool Rocks: Win a Miranda Cosgrove Performance for 300

By Isabel Kallman

miranda_cosgrove_concert_sweepstakes.pngBefore I get to the details of how you (well, anyone!) can enter to win a private concert for 300(!) with Miranda Cosgrove, you need to understand why this opportunity exists. (Yes, that title was total linkbait– but for a good reason).

Quaker Chewy (the yummy granola bars) is launching this Afterschool Rocks sweepstakes in conjunction with the Afterschool Alliance. By partnering with the Afterschool Alliance, Quaker Chewy is helping to provide vital resources to 26,000 afterschool programs nationwide, including nutrition information and educational materials.

See, I have a soft spot in my heart for afterschool programs having been a latch-key kid. But the truth is that afterschool programs are critical in child rearing. Overall, few women have the family-and-friends support system they need to make it all work in today’s world. Even if a mom has some flexibility at her workplace, it’s about other structures she needs that don’t put her at risk for losing her job.

And, quality afterschool care is one of those key structures. Yep, the level of mom anxiety rises way up after 3pm. Too many moms (who also work outside of the home) have kids who don’t have anyplace to go after school. The statistic is astonishing: more than 40,000 kindergarteners are home alone after school and more then 15 million kindergarteners through 12th-grade kids are on their own after school with out supervision. Moms are fearful of accidents and trouble into which her kids are getting during that unsupervised after school time. Having to leave work early again to deal with emergencies, puts her job, and therefore her family’s welfare, at risk.

So, thank you Quaker for recognizing the importance of afterschool care in our family life.

And, thank you Quaker for letting me bring my 6-year-old son to interview Miranda. Yes, he was too shy to ask the question we had rehearsed over over (How old were you when you filmed The School of Rock? Answer: Nine), but he was over the moon at the opportunity to join mom at work. Nah, just kidding. He really was excited to meet Miranda.

My son is now eager to tell all his friends about the Afterschool Rocks Sweepstakes which you, too, can enter online once EACH DAY until April 16. This is for a private concert for a child who can then invite 300 others (wow!). See all the details and enter the random sweepstakes here.

I did get a chance to hang with Miranda for awhile. We talked about her current college plans, her homeschool studies, her upcoming album and about her favorite afterschool memories. Having been a latch-key kid, I always have these idealized fantasies of kids remembering the home-baked cookies. Nope. Instead she remembers her faux baseball team. Awesome. Thanks Miranda for being so nice to my kid.

Related: Quaker Chewy Afterschool Rocks with Miranda Cosgrove by Mom Generations

Isabel Kallman
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Isabel Kallman

Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.


Isabel Kallman is the founding mom of

Feel free to send nice emails to isabel[at]alphamom[dot]com.

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