my mama advice: let kids be kids with all® free clear liquid

July 28, 2016

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One thing I’ve learned as a parent is that everyone has advice for you.  So, I’m going to share my advice for you new parents.  Let them be little.  I want to be totally honest here, and tell you this hasn’t always been an area of strength for me as a parent.  I’ve had unreasonable expectations of each of my children (and of myself, for that matter) from time to time. I’ve wanted them to master skills they weren’t ready for, or I’ve tried to keep them from making messs.  I’m four years into this parenting game and can tell you my kids learn best from putting their whole bodies into something.  Even if that something is mud, dirt, sand, slim, etc.

DSC_1358-2At some point as a mother to two young boys, I realized that messes could be cleaned and clothes could be washed in  all® free clear liquid detergent.  I’ve started to embrace the mess, and letting my boys be little while they still can.  My youngest son has very gross allergies, and all® free clear liquid has been such a help to him in combatting those allergens. “including cat and dog dander, dust mite matter, ragweed, grass, and tree pollen” While this detergent is not intended to treat or prevent allergies, his normally sensitive skin has cleared up immensely since we switched to the  #1 detergent recommended by Dermatologists, Allergists, and Pediatricians for Sensitive Skin. If you have a child with sensitive skin, you know simple swaps in household products can make huge a difference for your child’s sensitive skin.  Did you know that all® free clear detergent was awarded the Seal of Acceptance by the National Eczema Association, because it contains no no dyes, perfumes, certain chemicals, and irritating residues. I picked mine up from Target, of course!

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DSC_0595For me, there’s nothing better than seeing your kid’s face light up when they make an interesting connection within their environment.  I try to give my kids as many opportunities for hands one learning as I can.  I want to encourage other mamas to do the same, because its fun for everyone included and kids just love to explore.   My boys love to dig, and I don’t have to feel anxious about the dirt ruining their clothes, because all® free clear detergent fights tough stains, whitens whites, and brightens colors. 

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I so enjoy watching my boys interact with animals.  My four year old wants to be a marina biologist when he grows up, and I know he learned that from meeting them at aquariums!  I’m so happy we switched to all® free clear, we never have to worry about stinky, dirty clothes after a day at the zoo or a walk alongside a duck pond.   I loved the gel so much, I decided to try out their all® free clear mighty pacs® – I love the ease of these! Be sure to follow package directions exactly. DSC_1328-2 If you’re looking for a cheap idea to teach your kids through some play, I created a tutorial below!

World’s easiest shape & color hop scotch game.

You need chalk & a place to do it!  We do it at the park, and generally every kid there wants to get in on the excitement!

DSC_1346-2You draw the shapes in assorted colors.

You can ask your kid to say the color and/or shape each time they jump, or you could throw a stick or rock onto one and have them say that name. My oldest son is a very active learner, so this really helped him conquer his colors!

DSC_1354-2 DSC_1349-2If you have kids who live with allergies and/or a desire to get messy while they play!  Grab some all® free clear liquid for your household to use!  Be sure to visit their all® free community where parents are connecting online!

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    1. I love the idea for hop scotch! Super creative and a great way to get the kiddos outside for some fun! #client

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