Managing Summer Chaos #ChurchAndDwight

For many, summer is just a few weeks away. I look forward to the break of waking up early and not having a schedule to stick to each day. I enjoy my kids being home and plan on taking a few road trips whenever possible.

While kids long for the freedom of summer, it doesn’t quite bring about the same feelings for some parents. Juggling children, carpooling to camp and doing household chores with little ones under foot can be overwhelming and lead to a chaotic couple of months. I often see many talking in early August that they can not wait for school to start back up. I think it is just a change of routine that gets people stressed. It does not need to though, summer can be fun.

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Below are some great tips to help you manage summer chaos, and enjoy the sunshine as much as possible!

  1. Encourage your children to get off their phones and get outside! In the summer your kids have no excuse but to run around in the backyard and burn off excess energy. Use this time to get to that huge pile of dishes or laundry that has been piling up. To clean all those dirty clothes and remove the grass stains your kids drag in, why not use Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ Cold Water Power Paks, an inexpensive and reliable product that will leave your kids clothes looking as good as new.
  1. Stay healthy! Between soccer practice, summer camp and swim lessons summer often means eating quick on-the-go meals. Take L’il Critters™ Gummy Vites™, a complete multivitamin that any kid will love, to ensure your children are getting all of their essential nutrients!
  1. Keep a routine! Ensure you and your children keep a routine during the summer months even if you’ve turned off the alarm clock. Sleeping in and staying up late are great, but will lead to unproductive days. Getting your children excited about boring tasks, like brushing their teeth and completing household chores, will help your children keep a routine during the summer. Arm & Hammer Kid’s Spinbrush and Orajel Flouride and Flouride-Free Toothpastes that tastes great and comes in popular Kids characters such as My Little Pony, Mario, Spiderman and new PAW Patrol to get them brushing all summer long because mom knows when brushing is fun, it gets done.
  1. Get the kids to help with some chores! Having an extra set of hands around the house during the summer can be helpful. Talk with your kids and see what type of chores they can help with – emptying the dishwasher and setting the table are easy tasks that can give you back a few minutes of your day. Having kids fold the laundry is also a great help, and you can trust what they are folding will receive a better overall clean with OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder – which boosts your detergent power to get out even the toughest stains.

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What are your biggest tips for managing summer chaos?

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Comments

  1. for me summer chaos is making sure I packed everything to go see my daughter (I did , yay me) ..now home, I get to wash those dirty clothes

  2. edmontonjb says

    I think the best tip is to try to keep routines. If you get the kids out of their routines, everything falls apart quickly…at least at my house!

    ~Jonnie

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