Whether its the first day of preschool, elementary school, high school or college, the first day of school is a bitter sweet milestone that tugs at every Mother’s heart string. No matter how old your kids get, you’ll never stop being their mom. The only way to make these transitional times easier is to ensure that Mom has the right tools to tackle any surprise that may occur.
Kindergarten: Paint Smock Mishaps
Kindergarten is a time to explore, try new things and make new friends. For some reason, my DD was always attracted to the paint station. Every day, she would come home with a different stain on the front of her dress. The teachers swore they children wore paint smocks and the paint was washable, but my DD managed to always get it all over her. Thankfully, this Mom was armed with OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover and a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. Simply, pre-treat the stain with the stain remover then toss in the washer with the all-in-one detergent, It tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is MOM-budget friendly.
Tip: To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), its important to know the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry that lists the most common symbols and what they mean. This is a cheat sheet every Mom should have tucked up their sleeve!
Elementary School: Hair Disasters
After school activities running late, makes for sleep kids in the morning. When my child has trouble getting ready for school when the alarm goes, we turn to Batiste to save the day. One must-have item that’s as just as popular amongst moms as with students is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair and lace wigs between washes, no water required. It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh. So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce.
High School/College: Let’s Talk about SEX talk.
They may always be your baby, but one thing is for sure, when your child enters high school/college, SEX will be a topic they will need to deal with. One of the biggest challenges as a parent, is how to talk to your kids about safe sex. While it can be uncomfortable, it’s a necessary conversation and part of life! The harsh reality is that kids are having sex, yet not properly protecting themselves. In fact, a study found that almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of post-secondary students across the country had a sexual encounter within the past year. Furthermore, 72 per cent of students engaged in intercourse during their last sexual encounter, yet only about half (51 per cent) reported using a condom.
Tip: If you have a child heading off to school, buy condoms for them and pack them in their suitcase. Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.
Help make sure Mom is ready for whatever situation occurs with this care package giveaway.
- OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
- Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
- Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
- Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume
Approximate. retail value $75
MOM #BTS Care Package