Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Playdate for Everyone!

I participated in an Ambassador Activation on behalf of Influence Central for WaterWipes. I received product samples to facilitate my review as well as a promotional item to thank me for my participation.

Playdates are an integral part of being a mom; at least it seems like it these days!  Whether you want to have social interaction for your kids, or you just need another adult to talk to during the day, playdates seem to fit the bill.


Last week I had the opportunity to have some friends over.  It was great because we took the morning off from formal homeschool activities for the older kids, and they were able to get messy playing with paint – that is called art class in my homeschool!


While the older kids were playing dress up, painting, and running around like crazy people, the littles were all sitting on the living room floor staring at one another, not entirely sure what to make of each one.  The babies were 6 months, 11 months, and 18 months.  It was really cute to see them at their different stages!


One of the main reasons I love playdates is that it allows me the opportunity to talk to other adults during the day.  I absolutely love my children, but having someone else to bounce ideas off of is also important.


I’m not sure if all parents in the history of parenting have felt this way, but it seems like parenting is a lot harder today than it used to be.  There are a million different things that we need to be concerned with.  What we eat, how many activities our kids are involved in, different parenting strategies, chemicals in the environment.  It is enough to make my head spin.


One place I don’t need to worry is in my use of WaterWipes.  My friends and I were all happy to know they are chemical free.  And they work amazingly well! 

We all bemoaned how some wipes can rip when you use them to clean your baby, and these do not do that.  They are strong, and they clean well.  One of my friends went to use the wipes to change her baby, and proclaimed them to be awesome, it was nice to hear others echo my sentiments!

Cleaning up the paint hands was also a breeze with these wipes.


My older kids know that when they make a mess, they can go get the package of WaterWipes and clean up any mess they may have made.  I am happy that the wipes are chemical free, being made up of 99.9% water and .1% grapefruit seed extract.


We had a great time, and I was happy to spend some time sitting and talking to friends.  Having a support system in place as a mom is incredibly important.  The fact that I was able to set out some yummy treats (Danish, yum!) and drink coffee, I was a happy mama!

Do you still organize playdates?  How do you connect with other moms in your area?

2 comments:

  1. Super cute playdate! Looks like so much fun! I'll check out water wipes soon!

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  2. You'd think more of these cleaning wipes would be less full of extra stuff, but that's sadly not the case. The lysol and clorox varieties smell good and come in giant containers, but they also say that they should not be used on surfaces that could come in contact with food (because of what they put in them). If there is a wipe, though, that works well and doesn't have any junk in it, that's fantastic! :D

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