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Individualized Brushing

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This post is sponsored by Orajel™

I am kind of a fanatic when it comes to my teeth. I never miss a cleaning and I probably would go every month if I had the time. I am meticulous about my teeth so naturally I am strict with the rest of my family, too. As soon as each child was old enough, we were already making regular dental appointments for them. We all go twice a year for routine check ups and cleanings. It’s so important to set the foundation now for my children and to get in a good routine to maintain healthy teeth while they are still young.

Starting from infancy most parents implement a routine for bedtime that included bath, books, songs and bed. When my kids were toddlers it was easy to make brushing a part of their bedtime and morning routines because they were so dependent on me…but as they got a little older I really had to focus on making brushing something they took pride in and enjoyed. Even though the kids know they brush first then read their books and head to bed or in the morning our entire house knows that brushing your teeth and washing your face is part of a fresh start for the day—it can still be a bit of a challenge. The key for us is to make brushing fun and Orajel™ does just that.

Orajel™ has amazing new flavors for both the Fluoride-Free Training Toothpaste and the Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. Orajel™ helps to protect against cavities to keep young teeth and gums healthy while strengthening their teeth. They just came out with new and cool characters so each kid can have their own personal combo. Gemma is obsessed with the My Little Pony toothpaste, while Siella naturally loves the Paw Patrol collection and Ryder, of course, is a Spider Man guy! They love the fact that now they have their own personalized characters, and are really digging the new flavors like Fruity Fun, Berry Blast, and Bubble Berry! Orajel™ also makes matching toothbrushes that have colored bristle guides to show the kids where to position the toothbrush.

I’ve learned some useful tips on Orajel’s website too. Once your kids graduate from the training toothpaste and understand the whole concept of brushing they are ready for the next step, so now my kids use the Anticavity Fluoride Toothpaste. I love watching them crowd around the sink brushing and rinsing and checking out their teeth—it is such a fun family activity. I still of course go over Gemma’s teeth each day making sure she doesn’t miss anything. Now that we have brushing our teeth down, my next step is figuring out how to get everyone out the door on time in the morning.

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Sunday Styles: Wolf & Rita

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The weather couldn’t have been nicer this weekend. With temps reaching almost 70 degrees, its was quite unusual for February in New York City. Both days were spent outdoors, squeezing eery minute out of this taste of spring! And with spring-like weather, I couldn’t resist busting out these two very special dresses for the girls, from Wolf & Rita!

This season, the JC de CASTELBAJAC Paris House collaboration with Wolf & Rita childrens’ wear, resulted in a collection that is both simple and sophisticated.

The collection is whimsical, colorful, and fashion forward and consists of tee-shirts, dresses, pants, bathing suits and more!

The vision behind this work of art represents a one-way ticket to the wonderful world of “Happyculture.” It’s a dreamlike and affordable collection of ready-to-wear and accessories for children seeking surprises and adventures!

The girls were beyond smitten with their new dresses, and I have to say, I so want one of these for myself! Shop the collection here! www.wolfandrita.com

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DIY Faux Cow Hide Rug

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We have hardwood floors throughout our apartment, which I love, but the stark floor definitely needs area rugs to bring everything together. Rugs are such a great and impermanent way to change up any space,and with little ones, it is nice to have them play on a soft surface, rather than the cold hard floor.

Deciding that we wanted carpet was easy, but picking out the right one, with three active kids and two dogs is more stress-inducing than you think. There were plenty of factors to consider, like will it survive the foot traffic, how can I clean it, and not to mention the design and pattern selection.

Flor sells modular rug tiles, which are totally cool and customizable. Modular design means you can reconfigure and refresh the look without buying a new rug, and since the rug tiles can be disassembled, they can be moved from room to room. They are super durable, and did I mention they’re even washable? That feature is a godsend when you have kids and pets.

Some FLOR patterns are pre-made, but they offer an option to customize and design yourself. You can create your own bow patterns and color stories, with countless colors, styles and patterns to choose from. One of my favorites was their amazing DIY Faux Cow Hide Rug, which was super easy and fun to install. Plus I love that I can get a cool modern-farmhouse look with faux cowhide.

The DIY Faux Cow Hide tiles have the pattern outlines on the rear, allowing you to follow the pattern when you cut it out. Or you can get a little creative, like I did, and make it look like an abstract, asymmetrical cowhide. The tiles all kind of pop into place where you want, and you can move the pattern around.

My search for the perfect rug for our apartment has come to an end, and I definitely found the winner with the FLOR system. The kids really enjoyed the whole puzzle vibe of the carpet assembly, which tired out to be fun. What do you think?

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