Calling All Hockey Moms (and Dads too)!! - #Giveaway

Calling All Hockey Moms (and Dads too)!!

Skates, helmets and tournaments – with the arrival of hockey season, you've upped the ante on chores and must do's. Between driving your hockey superstar to endless practices, organizing fundraisers and maintaining equipment, there’s no denying that being a hockey parent is a busy (and rewarding) job. 


Here are some ways to prepare for hockey season’s worst, to ensure it’s the best:

1) Develop a routine: Because the hockey season is so busy, establishing a scheduled routine is key. This includes making time for homework between school and practice, ensuring the hockey bag is packed ahead of time and coordinating carpool schedules.

**Pro tip: create a check-list for your child to follow so they can learn to manage their own time and ensure they’re well prepared to hit the ice.

2) Banish smelly gear: It’s always surprising how such a big smell can come from a small kid! Hockey equipment is bound to collect sweat when your kid is skating their heart off on the ice so make sure you stop odors before they start.  First, air out all equipment after each use.  Do not – I repeat, do not – leave everything in a zipped up hockey bag! Second, regularly wash items that can be machine washed.

**Pro tip: Use a detergent that’s up to the challenge such as OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent and Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks – they are my go-to favourites!

3) Maintain a positive attitude: The number one goal for your child during hockey season should be to have fun. Whether it’s a “win” or “lose” in the end, each game teaches your child how to work as a team and participate in friendly competition. These important life values are the true prize at the end of the season!

4) Get to know your fellow hockey parents: Creating a network of other parents can add a fun social element to the experience for you. Plus, it’s a great way to stay connected and easily be able to coordinate carpools and call-in a last minute favour if you can’t make a practice.

5) Make some memories: Your before hockey advice and after hockey breakfast runs are the stuff memories are made of.

**Pro Tip: Create a pre or post hockey tradition for you and your son or daughter to share!

What are your tips for surviving the hockey season?

To help ensure you’re ready, we’re giving away some great hockey season essentials for at home and on the road games.

  • OxiCleanTM HD Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Arm & HammerTM Plus OxiCleanTM Cold Water Power Paks
  • Arm & HammerTM Baking Soda
  • Arm & HammerTM SpinbrushTM battery powered toothbrush The Ultimate Spider-Man TM
  • OrajelTM Spider-ManTM Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste

Total Value: Approx. $35

To enter, follow the rules in the widget below. The winner must be over the age of 18 and be a resident of Canada. Giveaway ends at 12:01am, November 13th, 2016. Winner will be contacted by email and have 48 hours to respond, or another winner will be selected. 

Good luck to all!


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