Thursday, June 30, 2016

Tips for Managing the Summer Chaos

Summer days are here again, and the art of juggling children, carpooling to camp, doing household chores AND working full-time can be overwhelming and lead to a chaotic couple of months.

Below are a few ways you can help manage the summer chaos (without losing your mind), and still be able to enjoy the sunshine as much as possible.

  • Encourage Outside Play! - We have a rule at our house... outside play must happen before the video games start! In the hot afternoons, I am a little more lenient regarding video game play, but during those morning hours, it's outside to burn off some energy. Besides, kids and grass stains kinda go together and my Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Cold Water Power Paks are at the ready to keep my kids clothes looking good as new. 

  • Stay healthy! - Being on-the-go often means quick-on-the-go meals. Boost your immune system with L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™, a complete A - Z multivitamin that any kid will love! If the kids are healthy, you'll be healthy.

  • Keep a routine! - Keeping a routine during the summer months may seem like a drag, but days of sleeping in and staying up late... while fun, can often become rather unproductive.

  • Get your kids to help out with the chores! Having extra sets of hands around the house during the summer can be helpful. Talk to your kids and find out what types of chores they can help you with, like emptying the dishwasher or setting the table. These little and easy tasks can help give you back a few minutes of your day to just breathe, and bonus points if you can get them to do their own laundry. ;)  (Be sure to try  OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder to get out your toughest stains!)

How do you manage the summer chaos?

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summertime Painting Fun!

One of these pictures popped up in my Facebook memories yesterday,
and I was reminded of a great summertime painting activity.

Got a door? Got a garage door? 

Or even a wall?

Tape* up sheets of poly (plastic sheeting) and let the kids paint away!

This activity provided a few hours of solid entertainment.

Best part--

you can wash off the paint afterwards and do it all over again!

*Note: Be sure to use masking tape or painters tape to adhere the poly to the door/wall. Use of other tapes may result in paint removal from door/wall.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

It's Wedding Season... Are you Ready?

The start of wedding season is upon us and whether you’re attending a wedding this summer as a guest, have the honourable task of being included in the wedding party or you’re getting married (congrats!), the thought of cramming multiple weddings, and the prep that goes with them, into your already overflowing schedule seems impossible.

What are the secrets to enjoying a stress-free wedding season? 

1)       Don’t skip your beauty routine, but do skip the expensive waxing appointments. If you want to feel smooth and confident in your most leggy dress at the next wedding you attend, opt for home wax strips over a salon appointment or shaving. The NairTM WAX READY-STRIPS are ready-to-use, just peel and place, no rubbing or warming required. They remove hair from the roots and last for up to 4 weeks. *We... I mean me, love these strips! Simple. Clean. Effective.*

2)      Feel good, look good. Pro tip: If you want to look your best, you have to feel your best – and that means wearing what makes you comfortable. Pick a dress that you won’t be fidgeting in all night so you can dance with confidence! *TRUE*

3)      Show your smile. It’s the simplest truth – a smile is the most beautiful thing! So while you’re smiling your way through the next wedding ceremony and reception, make sure it’s a bright one! You don’t have to spend lots of money on at-home kits or salon procedures to get a pearly-white smile, you just have to pick the right toothpaste. Arm & HammerTM Truly RadiantTM Clean & Fresh toothpaste is clinically proven to whiten your teeth in five days, deep cleans and provides long-lasting freshness with a cool surge of spearmint, you’ll love! *SMILES*

4)      Post-Wedding Recovery. Weddings can be tiring! You’ll be sure to feel the negative effects of standing, dancing and minimal sleep the very next morning. If you don’t have the luxury of sleeping in the day after a wedding, be sure to drink lots of water and wear comfortable shoes to keep yourself feeling ready for anything! *ALSO TRUE. VERY VERY TRUE. SORE HIPS. TIRED HEAD. BUT - HAPPY HAPPY MEMORIES!*

What is your best tip for making it through wedding season?

***I am a brand ambassador for the 2016 year with Church & Dwight. As part of this program I receive monetary compensation, as well as products to review and giveaway. The opinions expressed belong to**