This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nestle® Pure Life® . The opinions and text are all mine.
Have you ever asked yourself, where did time go? Lately, I’ve been more aware of how fleeting time is. Perhaps is the fact that my oldest “baby” is graduating from high school next month. Or maybe it’s the fact that my youngest is already learning her colors, and pointing them out excitedly for all to hear. As much as I would love to pause time, I know that this is life, and that I simply need to savor every moment I have with my children.
Dinner time is one of those moments that I treasure, and always look forward to. Unless my son has an evening sports activity, we never miss our dinner time together. Sunday dinners are my personal favorite. Once in a while we’ll go out to eat after church, but most Sundays we come home and have a meal cooked by my husband.
For our family, dinner goes beyond the food we’re going to eat. It’s about meaningful conversation, laughter, and creating memories as a family. I know some families don’t feel that it’s possible to sit down together for dinner. Obviously it will depend on your family dynamics and schedule. However, if you can’t do dinner, try breakfast. The point is to make sure that you sit down together, with zero electronics or distractions, and enjoy each other’s company. One day, you’ll cherish the precious moments you shared with your loved ones at the dinner table.
Not sure how to get your kids excited? Make it a big ordeal for them. Include them when setting the table, or while prepping the food. They can even help with simple tasks like placing drinks on the table. This is something that even my toddler can help with as long as it’s kid-friendly like Nestlé® Pure Life® water bottles. Have you seen their fun bottle designs?!
As a mom, I feel lucky that my children enjoy drinking water and I don’t need me to nag them about it. However, my toddler did a switcheroo on me when she was a little over a year old. She had juice a couple of times, and suddenly she refused to drink water. It was a struggle to get her to take a sip of water, but eventually I was able to wean her from the sugary drinks and now she’ll even request water when thirsty. As a mom, I want to ensure my kids choose water as their primary beverage when thirsty.
Water is an essential part of life and helps provide hydration as your family takes on the day. And guess what? Water doesn’t need to be boring! From the morning bus ride to the afternoon soccer game and family dinner at home, the Nestlé® Pure Life® brand is thinking outside the bottle to make water an exciting part of your family’s beverage routine. With an interactive contest and kid-friendly bottle designs that encourage families to reach for water first, Nestlé® Pure Life® makes drinking water more than just a healthy hydration choice. I find that the water bottles are a great size, and I can easily toss them in my children’s sports bag or in my purse.
Does your child enjoy drawing? Nestlé® Pure Life® invites parents to have their children Draw What Makes Them Smile and enter their child’s design in the contest for a chance to have their child’s design included in the 2017 Share-a-Smile bottle label collection. Watch the video below to learn the details of this fun contest! You can also access the video in Spanish here.
The two Grand prize winners will each also receive a $25,000 college scholarship, a trip for four to Florida and NESTLÉ PURE LIFE Purified Water for a year (awarded as 24 coupons, each good for a half liter or 8 ounce 24-pack of Nestlé Pure Life Purified Water).
Did you submit a design? Share on social with #ShareASmile and tagging @nestlepurelifeus!