This post is sponsored by Tom’s of Maine® and all opinions are my own.
Every year around July, the stores start coming out with the “Back-to-School” deals, new school supplies, and endless reminders that our summer is quickly winding down. This year is no exception. But beyond the new clothes, shoes, and classroom supplies, there are other ways to get ready for the new school year that we often don’t think about. We’re starting the school year with a smile this year, with Tom’s of Maine®!
Getting back to school goes way beyond just buying things. As a mom to young kids, I firmly believe that the biggest part of mastering school schedules is implementing solid routines.
The more routines that we have established, the more independent my kids will be, and the smoother our mornings will go. Because let’s face it; nothing stresses a mom out more than having to do ALL THE THINGS before getting everyone out the door to school, right?
One of the first routines that I want my kids to master is basic hygiene. Learning how to wash themselves, brush their own teeth, and make sure that their cleanliness is up to par really takes a huge load off of us as parents. You can’t just throw them in and hope for the best though, this takes time.
Why Tom’s of Maine?
One of the reasons that I love Tom’s of Maine kid’s products is the ingredients. I feel comfortable leaving their Silly Strawberry™ Fluoride Free Toothpaste in my kids bathroom without worrying about dangers if one of them goes rogue and eats half of the tube. Not that my kid has ever done that….. And even though it’s fluoride free, it still does a great job of cleaning thanks to the calcium and silica that they use.
Then as they get older, they can use the Children’s Gel Fruitilicious toothpaste that fights cavities and strengthens enamel, while also being dye free. Dye-free everything is a must for us, since my oldest has a severe red food dye allergy. I love that all Tom’s of Maine® natural personal care and oral care products are made without artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are they tested on animals.
They even make kids toothbrushes, which are BPA free and plant based! The handle is made with mineral-based pigments and 99% made from renewable castor oil plants, which is pretty amazing.
If your kids are a little older, you will love Tom’s of Maine Wicked Cool!™ Tween Deodorant, which has no aluminum, parabens or artificial fragrances! We definitely shouldn’t be adding metals or chemicals to a vulnerable body that’s still developing. It also offers 24-hour odor protection for boys & girls, and smells amazing without being overpowering.
Back to School with Tom’s of Maine
Tom’s of Maine has been a trusted brand in the natural world for over 48 years. They give 10% of their profits back to human and environmental causes, and they use packaging that can be upcycled through TerraCycle®.
They also have a fabulous Back-to-School program. They have teamed up with The Kids in Need Foundation to donate 10,000 “Backpacks Full of Good” to students most in need, nationwide. Each backpack is filled with essential school supplies to help students who don’t always have access to what they need to succeed in school. By choosing Tom’s of Maine, you’re helping children in need get essential school supplies.
When we shop for Tom’s of Maine, or any other health products, Sprouts is our favorite place to get them. They always have the best selections and sales around. (Want to try Tom’s of Maine? Download the Sprouts store app and you get a Tom’s of Maine coupon!)
How are you and your family getting ready for back to school?