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5 Fun Ways to Get Your Kids to Brush Their Teeth

By on August 12, 2021

When my kids were toddlers, they actually liked brushing their teeth. It was new and exciting for them, and something they could (mostly) do by themselves. And that made them feel like big kids! But once they got a little older and realized that brushing their teeth twice a day wasn’t very exciting, they started to whine and fuss about having to do it. When they both ended up with cavities at a routine dentist appointment, I knew I had to do something. So I brainstormed some ways to make brushing your teeth seem more fun. Here are 5 fun ways to get your kids to brush their teeth:

(This post was sponsored by Smile Brilliant, but all thoughts and opinions are my own!)

1. Let them pick out a fun toothbrush.

We headed to Target and let the kids each pick out a couple of fun toothbrushes. Graham chose a pack of Star Wars toothbrushes and Maddie picked out a pack of light-up toothbrushes. They were both excited to use them when we got home!

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Safety Tips for Road Trips with Children

By on April 20, 2021
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My family loves to travel. When I was young, my mom and dad were always tossing a bag into the car and taking me on quick weekend adventures. I’m sure that’s where my love for traveling started! Now that I’m a mom and I’m in charge of all the travel planning, I’ve realized how hard it is to travel with children. Gone are the days of relaxing vacations with just my husband. Traveling with children is really just “parenting in a different location.” But even through all of the challenges, it’s worth it to me. I love experiencing things through my children’s eyes and making memories with my family. When we travel, I’m always a little anxious and worried about safety. We typically drive to our destination, and I’ve gathered a few safety tips for road trips with children that I wanted to share.

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Easy Valentine’s Day Candy Charcuterie Board

By on January 29, 2021
Easy Valentine's Day Candy Charcuterie Board | sunshineandholly.com

Since we’re stuck at home this year, I wanted to do something special for my family for Valentine’s Day. I keep seeing yummy candy boards all over Pinterest, so I decided to try to make us an easy Valentine’s Day candy charcuterie board to share. Plus we just got a brand new cheese board and I’ve been taking advantage of any excuse to use it lately. My kids are all about make-your-own and choose-your-own type of meals (taco night/make your own pizza night/etc). And I knew if I pulled out a huge charcuterie board full of candy and sweets – they were going to flip! Here’s how I made it:

Easy Valentine’s Day Candy Charcuterie Board

First I browsed Target.com to see all of the different types of Valentine’s Day candy and sweets they had available. I tried to keep the colors simple (reds and pinks) and also tried to pick things with different shapes and sizes. And I couldn’t resist adding a cute heart table runner to my cart!

Easy Valentine's Day Candy Charcuterie Board | sunshineandholly.com

I placed a drive-up order and headed over to Target to pick up our goodies. Later that afternoon while the kids were playing outside, I got out all the things I had bought. Starting with the larger items, I placed things around the board, moving them around until I was happy with how it looked. Then I threw a clean dish towel over the whole thing and waited to surprise the kids after dinner! Unfortunately, Maddie (my sneaky child) ended up peaking under the towel while I was cooking. Such a stinker! So I didn’t get to surprise the kids like I wanted to, but they still loved it!

Easy Valentine's Day Candy Charcuterie Board | sunshineandholly.com

 

 

Here’s a link to our charcuterie board. It’s amazing and I’m so glad we bought it!

How is your family celebrating Valentine’s Day this year?

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