June is National Safety Month and that means I always like to take some time to ensure my house and family are ready for the unexpected. With kids out of school and vacations being planned, safety may not be at the top of a family’s mind. But it should be! A few simple precautions can ensure that families are safe at home and on the road. Master Lock, the makers of my very favourite security products, have five tips to help families stay safe this summer.
Summer is my favourite season of the year, and part of that is because my boys are done school! I love spending time with them but if I’m not careful, we can sometimes fall into a pattern of just wasting our days away without really accomplishing anything. That’s why this year I’m taking steps to make sure that my boys and I still have some productivity even in the lazy days of summer. Luckily for me, these four tips from Church & Dwight are the perfect place to start!
- Encourage your children to get off their phones and get outside! In the summer, your kids have no excuse not to run around in the backyard and burn off excess energy. Use this time to get to that huge pile of dishes or laundry that has been piling up. To clean all those dirty clothes and remove the grass stains your kids drag in, why not use Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Cold Water Power Paks, an inexpensive and reliable product that will leave your kids clothes looking as good as new.
- Stay healthy! Between soccer practice, summer camp and swim lessons, summer often means eating quick on-the-go meals. Take L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™, a complete multivitamin that any kid will love, to ensure your children are getting all of their essential nutrients!
- Keep a routine! Ensure you and your children keep a routine during the summer months even if you’ve turned off the alarm clock. Sleeping in and staying up late are great, but will lead to unproductive days. Getting your children excited about boring tasks, like brushing their teeth and completing household chores, will help your children keep a routine during the summer. Arm & Hammer Kid’s Spinbrush and Orajel Flouride and Flouride-Free Toothpastes that tastes great and comes in popular characters such as My Little Pony, Mario, Spiderman and PAW Patrol to get them brushing all summer long…because Mom knows when brushing is fun, it gets done.
- Get the kids to help with some chores! Having an extra set of hands around the house during the summer can be helpful. Talk with your kids and see what type of chores they can help with – emptying the dishwasher and setting the table are easy tasks that can give you back a few minutes of your day. Having kids fold the laundry is also a great help, and you can trust what they are folding will receive a better overall clean with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder – which boosts your detergent power to get out even the toughest stains.
We’ve already got a lot of fun planned for our summer vacation over the next two months, but we’ll also have a lot of free time at home. With these tips, I know that we’ll reach September feeling happy, healthy and fulfilled. And that’s the best sign of a summer well spent!
Summer is coming right up – are you feeling it yet? Bring the feelings and color of summertime into your family’s personal space with some simple summer DIY room decor ideas, tips and tricks including everything from furniture rearrangements to the scents of the season.
First things first – deal with the heat! Summer weather doesn’t need to be feared if you have the right measures in place like thermal curtains and unobtrusive ceiling fans. Then use these DIY room decor ideas to give your whole house a summery feel!
Natural Living. To bring instant organic appeal, try planting succulents in a big shell. The tiny plants can last for a long time and will require little care, making them the right addition to a summery end table or basically anywhere. Putting this on (or near) natural elements will add character and texture to this chic display.
Open It Up. Look at your home as a summer rental space, and you’ll automatically see it in a different light. Pull back the curtains and throw open the windows, get rid of decorations that are gloomy, dark or fussy. Remove heavy accessories, throws and other unnecessary small décor until there’s “space” in your space. [Read more…]