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Always Staying Unstoppable
I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for The Motherhood on behalf of the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
This year I have been working with Children’s MOTRIN® on their Unstoppable Moms campaign. In case you missed the first two posts, here they are:
I learned a few things this year about truly staying unstoppable. While one of the things that I stressed was taking time for yourself, another thing that I really want to stress is to take time for your family. That's right.
As moms I think that the majority of us would say that we do take time for our families, right? However, I began to notice that this time I was taking was really stressful to me. I was trying to do too many things and I honestly wasn't enjoying myself when I was with my family because I was always worried about all of those other things that I needed to get done.
So for our family, in order for all of us to stay unstoppable, we take a tech time out everyday from 5-8. No technology means no phones, no computers, no tv. While that sounds like a lot, the results were amazing.
We have started playing board games and card games every night. UNO is our favorite but we play a lot of others as well.
We also really enjoy being with each other. I no longer worry about the things I haven't done or need to do because I know that I will have time after the kids go to bed.
I have really had a lot of fun watching my kids become good sports and get better at the games we are playing.
This tech timeout on a daily basis has really been a sanity saver for me and it has been great for our entire family.
ABOUT THE CHILDREN’S MOTRIN CAMPAIGN
The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® meals to keeping the kids entertained on rainy days. Moms may not always realize it, but they are amazing in so many ways. Moms are on call day and night and have so much unique knowledge that can really help other moms. That’s why the makers of Children’s MOTRIN® asking moms to share this knowledge in the form of tips and tricks that help keep them going.
These can be their own tips or those from moms they know, and can be about everything from how they create quick meals for their family to how they keep the kids entertained on a long drive.
SHARE YOUR TIPS AND TRICKS WITH THE MAKERS OF CHILDREN’S MOTRIN
The makers of Children’s MOTRIN® are asking Moms to post their tips and tricks to the MOTRIN® Facebook page under each week’s Kelly Ripa question video and for every post, Children’s MOTRIN® will donate $1 to Safe Kids Worldwide, a global nonprofit that provides moms with the tips they need to help keep their children safe. Moms could even win weekly giveaways of $100 gift cards just for posting.*
*NO PURCHASE NECESSARY, OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 UNITED STATES are inspired by all the things Moms do, from quick family & D.C., 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Promotion ends 11:59p.m. ET 12/28/14. Sponsor will donate $1 for each approved Submission made as part of the promotion, with a minimum donation of $30,000 and a maximum donation of $50,000.
For Official Rules, and complete details, visit www.unstoppablemoms.com. Sponsor: McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc. To learn more about Safe Kids Worldwide visit safekids.org.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FAMILY UNSTOPPABLE?