This post was Sponsored by Tom’s of Maine® and all opinions are my own.
Children learn so much about themselves and life through adventures. You don’t need to take them on fancy vacations (although it sure is nice) to find adventure. There is so much fun and exciting things in your own backyard, city and state.
Reasons to take kids on outdoor adventures
Nature is amazing – Leave behind the gadgets and screens and go explore. You will be surprised how quickly kids can entertain themselves and find their imagination without watching a screen.
It’s budget friendly – The possibilities are endless. Take them hiking, fishing, nature scavenger hunt, tent camping, canoeing, bird watching, etc.
Lasting memories – My memories of childhood are spent outdoors and roaming the neighborhood until dinner time. Your children will look back fondly on the days when they hiked to see the sunset or caught a giant fish – not days on end playing on the iPad.
It will keep the entire family healthy – Not only is out walking and being active great for us but so is the fresh air. Getting outdoors and enjoying the fresh air and warm sunshine always brightens our day and lifts up our mood.
Appreciate nature – When we are connected with nature we seem to appreciate it’s beauty and are encouraged to keep it clean. We are out enjoying nature several times a week going for a hike, fishing, kayaking or just throwing rocks at a neighborhood pond and it never gets old!
We never tire of going on adventures and being near a body of water. So I was so excited to hear that Tom’s of Maine is partnering with The Nature Conservancy and donating $1,000,000 to help fund projects that restore waterways across the US. Turn the Tide™ will allow people to vote for their favorite project and will empower them to have a lasting, positive impact on our nation’s waters. (No purchase necessary. Your purchase will not increase the contribution to The Nature Conservancy. A portion of the donation will go toward administration of the mission of The Nature Conservancy.)
Vote on one of these four projects as a way to celebrate Earth Month:
THE COLORADO RIVER – Restoring and protecting water supplies for people and nature
THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER – Restoring key floodplains to reduce nutrient pollution in a basin that covers (or drains) 41% of the U.S.
EAST COAST DAMS – Freeing miles of river from Maine to Maryland by removing dams and improving connections
THE SUSTAINABLE RIVERS PROGRAM – Working with the Army Corps of Engineers to better balance what humans and rivers need to survive
About Tom’s of Maine
- Trusted name in natural for over 48 years
- 10% of profits to human and environmental goodness.
- Personal care and oral care products are made with no artificial colors, flavors, fragrances or preservatives, nor are they tested on animals
- Packaging can be upcycled through TerraCycle®. Visit www.tomsofmaine.com/terracycle to learn how
- Every ingredient and purpose is shared on their website
Using a product that I actually know what ingredients it’s made out of on and good for the environment is a win in my book! Products can be purchased at your local Sprouts Farmers Market.
My son has been using the Silly Strawberry Kids Toothpaste for a few months now – he’s so picky about taste and finally found one that he likes! They also have a natural beauty bar that smells amazing, leaves my skin feeling refreshed and not dried out like some do. As well as a full line of adult personal care products such as toothpaste, deodorant and beauty bars.
Be sure to vote for the project you care about the most by 4/30! *All projects will receive funding, but the winning 3 projects will receive extra funding.
This makes me want to embark on an adventure with my grand-kids! I have bought them Tom’s products before because I feel that we all get exposed to entirely too many chemicals. I cast my vote for the Mississippi 😀