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How we #CelebrateCloser ~ Family fun getting closer through soccer!
People don’t usually think of the world soccer championships as “mother daughter bonding time,” but for my family, that’s exactly what it is. It has truly been a way to help my daughter to expand her horizons.
My daughter is being introduced to different countries and cultures. She is getting to understand her Hispanic heritage more completely as we watch Latin American countries compete, and we are getting closer as we root for our home team, the USA.
There have been incredibly inspiring tournaments to watch as our team advances, exhibiting excellence on the field time and again. This spirit of determination is also an important life skill I want my daughter to learn, and I also want her to know that if she chooses, she can play soccer as well, having fun and excelling as she tries something new.
Watching team sports is NOT just a guy thing! It may sound surprising, but this is a special time for us girls. However, all that cuddling we love to do isn’t possible without fresh breath. If mommy (or daughter) has morning mouth (for the morning game), or stinky breath in the afternoon, then we can’t get closer! We may joke about it, but it can really put a damper on sweet hugs and kisses.
Watching the games has been an awesome opportunity to teach my daughter about good health. For the closeness we are celebrating as our team advances, I have been teaching my daughter how to brush her teeth properly, including at the back!! Now that she’s a “big girl,” she can handle this. I wouldn’t entrust any brand except Crest with my daughter’s good oral health. Our moments of closeness make us smile together. What could be more important than taking care of those pearly whites, and ensuring the good long-term health of that smile with minty fresh breath? Crest Complete Multi-Benefit Whitening + Scope has s covered.
We have been learning about the importance about physical activity for good health as we watch the games, and we have been learning about nourishing our bodies and taking care of our teeth with healthy snacks, like our Healthy Melon Ball Soccer Snack in our Instagram video!
Healthy melon ball soccer snack
- Honeydew melon
- Cutout flags with soccer words
- Simply ball the melons using a melon baller.
- Arrange the multiple colors on a plate.
- For the flag, print out a row of words such as "score" or "goal" in a single row on a page. Fold the paper in half and cut a triangle around the words. Place a toothpick in the folded triangle and seal with a glue stick.
- Let the kids help with this one--it's fun!
Leilani and I will continue to get closer as our team advances. Our relationship is growing stronger as she is growing up. But as she grows up into a beautiful girl, I always hope that she will come to me for hugs and kisses. I will always be proud of those moments that made us smile together as she grows up.
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