Embracing a Healthy Family: Clorox2® Play 2Day Pledge: Playing Outdoors with My Family

Clorox2® Play 2Day Pledge: Playing Outdoors with My Family

Our modern families have somewhat forgotten the art of getting together outside to interact.  It's so easy in today's busy lifestyle to come home, cook dinner, let the kids play on their computers or game consoles as we, moms, finish the chores and maybe eeven catch up on e-mails.  The problem with that is, you not only lose out good family time but you also miss out on excellent opportunities to get some physical activity and teach some good habits to last a lifetime.  I remember as a child, playing outside non-stop in good weather and still trying to weasel my way outside during the snowy days.  It seems kids today would rather do anything than go exert themselves and avoid the sunshine.  Getting outside is also a way to pick up that healthy sunshine vitamin D which is why I'm a big supporter of putting it all down and going outside.  The SocialMoms' new opportunity is with Clorox2 and it's the Clorox2 Play 2Day Pledge which you can read and participate at this link: http://clorox2play2day.com.

I think this is a great way to encourage families to get out there and get dirty!  Play clothes were made for this reason.  I spent my early years as a mom around other moms who didn't let their children get dirty which seemed silly to me as that's what kids do. There are easy ways to get your family outside to play and these are mine:

  • Just schedule a once a day "let's go" hour to gather up the kids and go outside to ride bikes.  What better family fun activity then taking a spin or two around the neighborhood.  You are teaching them about safety, getting them some exercise while spending some family time together.  Did I mention it's also inexpensive as in FREE?  Everyone loves free anymore.
  • Another activity we like to do on the weekends are go to a park.  Parks are full of activities such as playgrounds as there isn't a little kid that can't have a red face after racing around a playground set for an hour.  Think of the pictures you can get and the memories you can capture.  It's truly priceless.
  • We don't participate in extra-curricular activities but I know many others who do and what better way to build some outdoor fun time than soccer, baseball or football.  It's a perfect opportunity to engage the family as there are the games and practice.
  • Utilizing the resources around you as I mentioned before the parks.  We also have the desert and mountains near us so encouraging a family outing to go hiking is ideal.  After a long hike exploring new territory, that handy picnic basket completes the day for more family building memories.

Whatever you choose to do, getting your family outdoors is healthy and with Clorox2, it can be cleaner!  I enjoy the outdoors and definitely advocate a 'get off your butt and get outside' life.  Have some family fun and take the pledge!  You never know what benefits you might get from taking the pledge and just making memories is worth every bit of time you pledged!

About Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster:
Getting dirty is much more fun when it's easy to get clean. When the outdoor fun is finished, Clorox2® Stain Fighter & Color Booster gets out the tough stains, so your kids can take part in healthy fun and get dirty over and over again.

About Clorox:
The Clorox Company is a leading manufacturer and marketer of consumer products with 8,100 employees and fiscal year 2011 revenues of $5.2 billion. Clorox markets some of consumers' most trusted and recognized brand names, including its namesake bleach and cleaning products, Green Works® naturally derived home care products, Pine-Sol® cleaners, Poett® home care products, Fresh Step® cat litter, Kingsford® charcoal, Hidden Valley® and K C Masterpiece® dressings and sauces, Brita® water-filtration products, Glad® bags, wraps and containers, and Burt’s Bees® natural personal care products. Nearly 90 percent of Clorox Company brands hold the No. 1 or No. 2 market share positions in their categories. The company’s products are manufactured in more than two dozen countries and sold in more than 100 countries. Clorox is committed to making a positive difference in the communities where its employees work and live. Founded in 1980, The Clorox Company Foundation has awarded cash grants totaling more than $84 million to nonprofit organizations, schools and colleges. In fiscal year 2011 alone, the foundation awarded $4 million in cash grants, and Clorox made product donations valued at $13 million. For more information about Clorox, visit www.TheCloroxCompany.com.

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I wrote this blog post while participating in the SocialMoms and Clorox2® blogging program, for a gift card worth $40. For more information on how you can participate, click here.

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Turning the Clock Back said...

I am a fellow shespeaks blogger and just trying to follow the whole group! Would love it if you could visit and follow back!


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