3 Things Parents Aren’t Looking Forward to This School Year!
Alas, back to school season is near! While I am one of those rare breeds that doesn’t look forward to having the kids go back to school, they aren’t looking forward to going back. They do love school but, who doesn’t love the worry-free days of summer?
The freedom and fun of summer will soon be over and the reality of routines and homework is about to start. While most parents are eager to get the kiddies out of the house at last, the reality is that it comes with a few “drawbacks” and things that can stress parents out!
Summer comes with its fair share of stains but soon gym clothes and uniforms will take over – big time. If your kids wear a uniform to school, you know the importance of keeping these in good condition. There’s nothing worse than having to replace something mid-year. Then there are the extra-curricular activities…hello hockey jerseys and ballet leotards! These items are pricey and it’s important to care for them properly. What are the odds these items will make it through the school year?
Beg and plead with your kids to treat these items with care (good luck!).
Equip yourself with a killer laundry arsenal that’s always at your fingertips. For example, stock up on OxiClean™ Colour Shield Liquid Laundry Stain Remover, it keeps colours looking their brightest. And OxiClean™ White Revive™ Stain Remover Powder has your whites covered as it’s specially formulated to maintain whites – without chlorine bleach! For inevitable stains, turn to OxiClean™ Laundry Stain Remover Spray and OxiClean™ Max Force™ Gel Stick to pre-treat in advance of your next laundry day.
2. Aches and pains!
Real life will ramp up again quickly for you too. The busier life gets, the more sore I find that I get. Whether you’re back at the office and adjusting to sitting at a desk all day or you’re just trying to keep up with your kids, topical pain relievers such as RUB·A535™ Extra Strength Heating Cream are essential to have on hand for those muscle aches and pains. It delivers fast-acting, warm, penetrating relief of muscle, joint, back and arthritic pain. I know I always have it on hand and even have one in my desk. Luckily, I work remotely and just my husband gets to enjoy my minty aroma!
Before you know it, Halloween will be approaching and then the Holidays are not far behind. For you this means an extra-long to-do list. For your kids, it’s the start of a regular diet of candy and chocolate so brushing their teeth will be key! When brushing is fun, your kids will want to brush their teeth!
They’ll love the novelty of the moving brush head on Arm & Hammer™ Spinbrush™ Kids Battery Toothbrush and designs such as My Little Pony™ and Paw Patrol™ will get them even more excited. I know my kids love the designs and the fact that they spin, they want to brush their teeth everyday.
These are just 3 things that parents aren’t looking forward to this coming school year but, with a little preparation and the right products–you will be on your way!
What are you not looking forward to this BTS season?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.