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Five Ways to Make Dental Hygiene Fun! #TheraBreathKids

This is a sponsored post on behalf of The Motherhood,  All opinions are my own.

WAYS TO MAKE BRUSHING FUN!

Taking care of our teeth from a young age is very important.  Cavities are painful, dentist bills can be very expensive, poor hygiene causes bad breath, and uncared for teeth can result in some scary health issues.  So, starting our children off young, with good oral hygiene skills is imperative.  However, it’s not always the easiest parenting task.

Teaching kids to follow a dental hygiene routine can be hard, getting them to enjoy taking care of their teeth without any fuss, can seem nearly impossible at times.  Luckily, I’ve compiled a list of some easy things you can do that will have kids asking to brush their teeth.

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Five Tips to Make a Dental Hygiene Routine Fun

Sing Songs and Make the Bathroom a Fun Area

I would bring my children to the bathroom sink singing some of their favorite songs, and danced as we put on the tooth paste and flossed.  Showing the kids that we could have fun as they brushed their teeth helped tremendously.

Use a Timer

Letting the kids see exactly how much time they have left to brush or swish mouthwash helps them know they only must do it for a short time and they can watch how quick the time is passing.  We use a sand timer our dentist gave us; however, I have seen some fun musical and light up ones.

Get Kids Fun Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes are available in practically every color and feature countless character options.  Let your child pick out a fun toothbrush that they love and they will likely want to use it all the time.  I know whenever we buy new toothbrushes, I don’t have to remind even my oldest son to brush.

Give Rewards

Remember as a child being able to go in the treasure chest after a good dentist appointment?  It sure did make me want to keep my teeth clean for next time.  Rewards work, try using stickers as a reward for each day they do a great job taking care of their teeth.

Choose a Great Tasting Mouthwash

Mouthwash helps prevent cavities and keeps kid’s teeth healthier.  But in order get children to successfully swish for the time needed, the mouthwash must taste great.  We started using TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse and the kids can’t get enough of it.  The yummy grape flavor keeps them swishing for the full minute as directed.  TheraBreath Kids is a healthy mouth wash option for children 6 and older.

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A Healthier Kids Rinse

The kids love TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse because of the great taste, as a mom, I love it for the oral health benefits and Organic ingredients.

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Made with Organic Grapes
Made with Natural Non-Sugar Sweetener
Is Certified Gluten-Free
Includes NO Artificial colors and flavors

Providing the benefits of Fluoride and Xylitol without any questionable additives!

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For my family TheraBreath for Kids! Oral Rinse is now the best way to end the kid’s oral hygiene routine each morning and night, by freshening their breath and preventing cavities.

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Love Your Hair!

This post is sponsored by Dove. All opinions are my own.
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A girl and her hair, her hair can be a source of joy or her worst enemy.

I have straight to wavy fine hair so when my daughter came out with thick curly hair, I was at a loss about how to care for it.
My biggest fear though was her not realizing how incredibly beautiful her hair was because I couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  I remember having her on my lap screaming as I tried to brush through her dry curls, at the end we were both in tears.  From that day on, I realized how important it was for me to learn how to care for her beautiful curls so that her confidence never wavered because of her at times unmanageable tresses.  
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As she’s grown, we have both learned how and when to brush her hair, what styles she likes, and what to use on her thick strong hair to keep it looking and feeling amazing.  Now at 7, she loves her hair.  When she combs it herself she is not shy about telling everybody she has beautiful hair and that makes me proud.
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I am excited to team up with Dove to share about their “Love Your Hair” campaign because there is a narrow depiction of what “beautiful hair” is believed to look like and earlier this year, Dove Hair found that 8 in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way.  For many, these pressures begin at an early age.  In my culture long and straight hair is thought to be beautiful.  While I have at times fallen into the trap of thinking my hair needed to be straightened every day, I never wanted my daughter to feel like she needed to flatten out her full and bouncy curls.
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Dove Hair believes a positive role model can greatly impact a girl’s confidence. In fact, a recent Dove study found that 82% of girls learn to care about themselves from their mother.

These findings don’t surprise me.  My daughter has watched me style my hair, put on makeup, and has been trying on my high heels since she started to walk.  Our daughters are always watching us and as mothers, we can make a difference and help ensure our daughters grow up feeling confident.

Celebrate the beauty of your daughter’s hair today–so she loves her hair tomorrow!

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Do you tell your daughter how beautiful her hair is?  Tell her why you love her hair by creating and sharing a custom #LoveYourHair animated message with @Dove: LoveYourHair.Dove.com

Beauty without Compromise’ with Sensodyne® True White®

This post was sponsored by Sensodyne® as part of an influencer activation for Influence Central. Sensodyne® compensated me in connection with statements made in this post.  All opinions expressed in this post are my own

Have you ever stopped to think about how much us women put ourselves through to look beautiful?  I mean seriously, I had hot wax slathered on my face today just to rip out my upper lip hairs along with the top layer of skin. 

Then there’s the hair appointments, granted this routine I love, sitting in a salon chair without a care in the world for 6 hours.  While the hair dresser layers enough tinfoil on my head to get TV reception and then dryes it straight.
Although if I could buz it out like my husband hair, I would have an extra 6 hours by the pool with the kids.  Oh and we wont get started on the stilleto’s that look gorgeous on, but cause my sciatica to act up and my feet to feel sore for 48 hours after wearing them.  But lets face it, as women we like to look beautiful and we put up with the pain to get the look we want.
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In a study by the makers of Sensodyne® True White®87% of women said that having a white, shiny smile is important to them.  Luckily the one thing that can pull any look together, a killer smile, can be obtained PAIN FREE with Sensodyne® True White®.  

Sensodyne® has been on my bathroom sink since I had my twins.  Not only did my two little bundles of joy stretch out my belly and create a road map of stretch marks, they also left my teeth very sensitive.
I remember the sensitivity in my teeth like it was yesterday, I was constantly using straws so that nothing cold would touch my teeth.  Finally a close friend turned me on to Sensodyne® and I’ve been using it ever since.
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A bright white smile shows confidence and
aludes beauty, so when I would walk down the toothpaste aisle I alway wanted to try some sort of whitening routine.  Unfortunetly I knew they would just lead me to more sensitivity.
That was until now, I am so excited to share that now, you can turn to Sensodyne® True White® for a whiter smile and sensitivity relief, without the compromise.

 Sensodyne® True White® is 10x less abrasive than many leading whitening toothpastes*, providing gentle stain removal and active stain protection.

This means we no longer need to compromise for beauty.  With twice daily brushing, Sensodyne® True White® provides sensitivity relief and helps whiten your teeth.  Now if only every aspect of our beauty routine could be this easy!

* Based on Relative Dentin Abrasivity testing against 15 products in the top 80% of the whitening toothpaste marke

 

Simply Earth Essential Oil Box ~ Give the Gift of Relaxation this Holiday Season!

 Product sample was submitted for review, all opinions are my own.
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Want to give someone the gift of relaxation this holiday season?
I have a perfect option to share with you!
A Simply Earth Essential Oil Recipe Box Subscription

Each month, Simply Earth sends a box which includes 6-7 essential oil recipes and all the key ingredients you need to make them.
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I recieved the Holiday themed box to review which included 6 recipe cards, 4 15ml size bottles of essential oils (Rosemary, Pine, Frankincense, and a Happy Joy combination), a roll on Curb Hunger blend, small mason jar, spray bottle, 2 oil jars, plus ribbon, twine, and stickers.  This box’s value is well over $200 if purchased seperatly, however with the EO Recipe Box, it is just $39 for each monthly box!

The first recipe I tried making was “Holiday Home Scent Spray”.  By adding only 5 drops of essential oils and water into the spray bottle provided, I was able to create an awesome scent that is subtle and refreshing.
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They also include an fun recipe for DIY scented ornaments that I plan to do with the kids once the Christmas tree is up.

For someone like myself, who is just beginning to dabble into the love of essential oils, these boxes are ideal.  I get a great matching of oils that are all 100% pure with no additives or fillers and am also taught simple and unique ways of using them.
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Simply Earth is also a company that gives back!  13% of all profits are given to organizations that are fighting to end human trafficking.

Ready to sign up for this awesome subscription box?  Use the coupon code MOMMYFREEDIF and recieve a free diffuser when you subscribe to the the eo recipe box.
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Healthy Timeless Hair with Living Proof! #AgeWisely

This post was sponsored by Ulta as part of a Blog Blast Activation for Influence Central. I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.
As a busy mom it is hard to schedule a large slot of time to dedicate to my hair.  Every time I visit the salon to get a color and cut, my mind starts making lists of all the things I could be doing with those hours lost sitting in my hairdressers chair.

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