While kids long for the freedom of summer, it doesn’t quite bring about the same feelings for parents. Juggling children, carpooling to camp and doing household chores with little ones under foot can be overwhelming and lead to a chaotic couple of months.
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Below are some great tips to help you manage summer chaos, and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible!
- Encourage your children to get off their phones and get outside! In the summer your kids have no excuse but 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 Kids characters such as My Little Pony, Mario, Spiderman and new 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.
Since my daughter has become a lovely young lady, I’m looking forward to a relaxing summer (more or less) … I won’t have to run around my “little one” but I will be worrying about what kind of trouble she might be getting into. While my 18 year old is a good girl it doesn’t mean she can’t get into trouble! I suppose I’ll have to keep my self busy so as not to worry so much.
I actually enjoy doing laundry (believe it or not); there’s something about the smell of clean clothing that gets me every single time. With Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Cold Water Power Paks and OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder I am guaranteed to have all of my bases covered … I’m referring to my laundry needs. That means that I’ll be able to get my daughter’s white shorts white once again! Do you know how many backyard bonfires she gets invited to? It means she comes home with grass-stained clothing that smell like fire. I don’t have to worry; I just get them looking great and give them back to my daughter to go out and have fun in.
Do you have any tips on avoiding summer chaos?