*thank you Tom’s Of Maine for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.*
Our mornings before school are pretty simple in a sense where the routine flows right, and the kids are always out the door on time. I don’t know how I would parent without a routine. It’s funny because I tell Joe all the time that no matter what the circumstances are, if my motherhood routine is thrown off (bedtimes, getting ready in the morning, dinner, etc)., it ruins my day. There’s no other way around it. I don’t like when the kids stay up past their bedtime or when they lollygag in the morning. It just throws the whole day off, and I end up off routine for the rest of the day. Lol am I the only one? I know things happened, but I don’t handle curve balls very well. But, today I wanted to talk about our favorite oral care products from Tom’s Of Maine.
Seriously couldn’t ask for better kids though, they are so dependent and usually have this weird timer that goes off every morning between 6:25-6:30am that it’s time for them to get up and get ready for the day. Well, school days. On their days off, I have to fight them to even brush their teeth. Haha. But, for the most part, I don’t ever have to remind them to do their morning routine. They change themselves, put on their shoes, brush their teeth using the Tom’s of Maine Strawberry flavored toothpaste, and Ethan barley started doing his own hair in the morning. (Secretly crying because he’s getting so big!)
Speaking of toothpaste, earlier this year we decided to switch all of our oral care products to Tom’s of Maine- an natural company, and that even included the kids toothpaste (because who would’ve thought some kids toothpaste isn’t all natural?!) I was so happy to find a product that provided a fluoride- free, no artificial flavored, and no artificial harsh chemicals/preservatives/ or synthetic additives in my kids toothpaste. Something that they put in their mouth 2x a day, and for what I know they may even accidentally swallow some of it. All fingers point at Xander. Although we do have a variety of the Tom’s of Maine kids toothpaste in our cupboards, the kids seem to obsess over their Silly Strawberry Toothpaste Flavor. Sounds so yummy to begin with!
It’s really relieving to me to know that my kids actually love to take care of their teeth, and that they choose Tom’s of Maine just as much as Joe and I do. I couldn’t imagine fighting the two older ones everyday to brush their teeth, and they set a good example for Xander. It seems every time they pick up their brushes, he’s right behind them with his. Haha. We are still working on the brushing part, but he gets the idea.