Apr 012014

I participated in this program on behalf of Champions for Kids and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own.

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile you’ve heard me mention Champions for Kids and their SIMPLE giving projects.  I’ve participated in a number of their projects in the past, from collecting school supplies, to donating books, to collecting and donating oral care supplies.  It’s fun to take Bubbles with me to pick out items and then relay the concept of giving to her as we do.

Colgate and Champions for Kids SIMPLE Giving Project

Champions for Kids has recently partnered with Colgate to kick off another SIMPLE giving project.  Oral care is such an important thing, and most oral care issues are preventable with the correct regimen.  And because the donations collected through SIMPLE giving projects are distributed in your local community, you know the help you’re providing may be going to help the family right down the street. Continue reading »

Nov 302013

This oral health facts post is sponsored by Colgate Total, the American Diabetes Association, and the Mom It Forward Blogger Network.  All thoughts and words are my own.

I’ve mentioned before that Ashley is a Type 1 diabetic.  When someone you love lives with a disease like diabetes, you tend to worry.  And even after all these years of managing it, it’s not always easy for her to keep her sugars regulated.

There are so many factors that go into keeping blood sugars balanced.  What she eats, how much she sleeps, if she goes for a run – all of those can send numbers up or down.  And those are just the things she has some control over.  If she happens to get sick – something she really can’t plan for – then it can get a little scary.  In the last few years, there have been at least 2-3 trips to the emergency room each year that I can remember.

Oral Health Facts from the American Diabetes Association "Watch Your Mouth" Campaign #colgatetotal

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