When I sit back and watch my little boys play together, I feel assured that they are going to have each others back for life. They are so very close, it is quite beautiful to see. Either ones face lights up as the other enters the room, they play cars together, they have tickle fights and you can very often hear fits of cheeky giggles coming from the room they are in.
Like most parents, I want nothing but the best for my boys and I believe that little things we can do each day can impact on a better future for our kids. My 6 year old already knows the importance of recycling and why we do it. We have a recycling bin in our kitchen where my son will put the appropriate rubbish in the appropriate bin.
Washing At Lower Temperatures
I use laundry cleanser in my washing loads so I can wash even the dirtiest of garments on a 30ºC wash. And with two feisty little boys, I often get muddy grass stained clothes (I wouldn’t have it any other way!) Persil Non Bio takes the hard work out of removing stubborn stains. It cares for our clothes and is gentle enough for my little ones sensitive skin. I also hang out the washing, weather permitting, saving the energy that otherwise my dryer would use.
Injecting Fun Into Learning
We can encourage our little ones to learn and achieve with the right resources. I home school my son and every day we make learning fun. We don’t just sit at a desk, we get practical, we use role play, giving my son the zest to want to know more.
Persil has backed a global initiative ‘Learning For Tomorrow’. They are partnering with UNICEF to help give children in less fortunate areas, a sound education. Every child deserves this, it is what helps to mould their future after all.
A Clean Home
Admittedly, I am a bit of a cleaning freak. I love that fresh feeling I get when I have cleaned our home with Domestos. I can stay safe in the knowledge that our home remains a sanitised space for my kids to live in.
Domestic has committed to helping 25 million people gain improved access to a toilet by 2020. Access to clean sanitation can protect people from preventable diseases, reduce mortality rates and improve quality of life.
Reducing Our Carbon Footprint In The Garden
I’m a keen gardener, and to my delight, has rubbed off on my son. He loves getting outside and growing his own flowers and veg. He helps fill up the compost bin and uses the water from our water butt to water his seeds. He feeds the birds daily. He is already doing his bit to conserve energy and prevent waste. It’s surprising just how being involved with these projects can help them make the world a better place.
Bags For Life
We are big fans of reusable bags. I take them with us to every weekly shop. We get to help the environment and can fit more shopping in our robust bags, meaning Monkey can fit some extra chocolate treats in there too!
We are making a brighter future, are you?
This post is an entry for Britmums #brightFuture Challenge, sponsored by Unilever.