Cheerios EffectMy grandmother and I always shared a kindred bond. I look like her, sew like her, and thankfully don’t cook like her!!! She’s probably laughing from heaven. Always there to rub my back and sing, she would also arrive at our house with a plate of squares in her arms and the intention of doing all of the ironing.

When I was married I decided not to throw my bouquet. It seemed a bit like an archaic practice. Instead, I walked over to my grandmother’s wheelchair and gave her my bouquet. I miss her dearly.

If you drop two Cheerios in a bowl, they will eventually float together and connect. This is actually a real scientific principle called the ‘Cheerios Effect’. People are also drawn together, and yet we often sit behind computers without truly having face-to-face contact with friends, family and neighbours.

Cheerios is encouraging Canadians to share their personal connection stories at, where each unique story will be brought to life with a personalized video of Cheerios connecting in a bowl. I wanted to do one and, of course, it’s about a special memory of my grandmother. Here it is!

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Please fill out our form below to enter our giveaway that includes a $100 Loblaw gift card and 5 boxes of Cheerios! Full rules and regulations can be found here.

Create your own personalized “connection story” video on and tweet us the link using the hashtag #CheeriosEffect. Canada only, excluding Quebec. Ends 11/30. Good luck!!

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Jill Amery

Jill Amery is a mom of 2 small boys and the Publisher of UrbanMommies, a stylish digital lifestyle magazine filled with fitness, style, health, recipes and savvy mom advice to help you through pregnancy, birth, and raising your kids.

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