Just hangin’ out with my best boy friend today, isn’t he cute?! This is Boston. He’s my oldest son and easily my favorite child!! Just kidding, I don’t have a favorite… but if I did it’d be him 😂. It’s so fun to have an eight year old. He still has his moments but for the most part they are few and far between. He loves lists, is very proactive, manages his own time and schedule, finishes his homework without being asked and for the most part helps out and is happy to do it. He’s the most reserved out of all my kids, a little bit shy and doesn’t care to be in the spotlight. Being his mom is pretty darn cool.
It’s obvious that boys are very different from girls and because my dudes just aren’t as emotionally needy as their sister, it’s sometimes easy to disconnect. I’ve been working really hard at being a better mom and I wanted to share a few things I’ve been doing that have really helped me and Boston connect. I’m not even close to being a role model parent guys, so we’re just gonna use this little list as a sweet reminder and motivator to try and love on our boys just a tiny bit more! You good with that?!
Mornings are crazy!!!! Honestly the whole day is crazy with these little people but I feel it big time in the mornings when we’re trying to get out the door!! I’ll admit, I don’t have time to make sure each and every one of them has brushed their teeth. Sure I’ll ask and follow up with a quick breath check but how good are they actually brushing? How long are they brushing? Are they even using the right tooth brush?!
We were so excited when we got a box FULL of Colgate Minions products!! Why are kids so obsessed with new oral care products? And character toothbrushes? Best day of their lives! The box came with some info on their new Blippar app which features an augmented reality experience that I wanted to show you guys today because it has changed the way we brush our teeth! The kids LOVE using it and I no longer have to nag them to brush their teeth and check up on them 10 times to make sure they actually did it!
This post is sponsored by GoGo squeeZ and SheKnows Media. This summer has been a mix of wild chaos and magical adventures! I love summer time so much because we finally get to have those lazy mornings together as a family. With summer coming to a close, we’re really trying to savor our last moments together before school starts and the schedules tighten back up. One thing that had been on our bucket list was stand up paddle boarding at the Springville Reservoir. My sister and her family came into town and we knew we weren’t going to find a more perfect time to go!! It was the perfect day! One brand that we are so thrilled to represent is GoGo squeeZ applesauce. If you’ve got little ones I’m sure you know it well! GoGo squeeZ is advocating for more “Be Time” for kids and families. Kids these days have very little unstructured time to play and imagine and explore the world around them. There