It is so crazy to me as a parent where my memories come from with King. It is always the smallest moments that I keep nearest and dearest to my heart. I have learned to let go a little bit of things so he can create messes and memories with me, and have quality time together. When I became a parent so many different things changed for me from the way I get ready down to the products that I use in my home. I want to keep my house, health, and everything in between healthy so I can be the best person that I can be and raise my family to be happy, healthy, and thriving.
One of the biggest changes that we have made in our lives is using more natural products. It is a switch that took me a second to make changing out the products one by one and the first thing I changed out and am still grateful and using is my toothpaste. I wanted to make sure that if King somehow got his hands on it that it would be natural products and that I am using natural products to keep myself healthy.
The time I spend getting ready I have learned to give myself about 20 minutes to a half hour extra time. This makes it so I can play and giggle with King while he brushes my hair for a second, we can brush our teeth together while I use Toms of Maine Luminous White™ and he uses their kids line. We have some quality time to spend together rather than rushing. Yes some mornings are still a rush and crazy, but most days we spend them giggling together, making memories, and just having dedicated quality time for us.
I started using Toms of Maine Luminous White™ toothpaste about a year ago. I chose to use Toms of Maine because it is a trusted name for the past 47 years. Their Luminous White™ is their most advanced whitening toothpaste and I love that I know that I am whitening my teeth in a natural way. It is safe for everyday use, safe on my enamel, and has no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives. My favorite thing is that it gives me peace of mind in the products that I am using in my everyday life are good choices for my health and my family.
Making memories is my biggest priority these days, they are the only thing that I will have from these days of King being a toddler. One day he will be big, grown up, and not want to brush my teeth for me anymore. Soaking in these quality time days and making sure that I am doing all that I can for myself and my family by making the right choices in the products that we have in our home is really all I can do and try my best at.
I will say though that these are some of my absolute favorite pictures that we have ever done. Not only is King darling in every single one of them, but it is something that I will have to keep and remember this phase of our lives together of tangled hair from my toddler hairstylist, toothpaste all over my mouth from my little dentist, and crazy outfits picked out by my stinker of a stylist. These are the things that I want to keep with me forever, always remember, and soak in for as long as I can.
You can snag Toms of Maine Luminous White™ at your local Whole Foods Store while you are snagging all of your other grocery needs.
Photos by Kelsie EmM Photography