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My kids are very oblivious to those who are in need. We are so blessed, so they don’t understand the feelings of being hungry or cold, despite what I’ve tried to explain to them. I think its super important to get your kids involved in giving back this time of year, to help them understand what it means to help those in need. My children are finally old enough to be able to participate in activities and actually understand what we are doing, and I have partnered with the Coca-Cola™ at Walmart’s “Layer On Love” program. This is a simple program for my kids to understand and get behind. They know what it means to be cold, and that some children don’t have warm jackets!
I talked to my children about the program, and how we can join Coca-Cola™ in giving coats to One Warm Coat® or by simply texting LOVE to 501501 to donate $5. One Warm Coat’s mission is to provide anyone in need with a warm coat free of charge.
We grabbed some Coke Zero™ at Walmart, and some reindeer antlers and festive bells to have our own conversation about how for most of us, when the temperatures drop too low for short sleeves and sweatshirts, solve the problem by tossing on our heavy jackets. But for the nearly 15% of Americans living in poverty, a winter coat is something “extra” that isn’t in the budget. The concept is still sinking in for my 3-year-old, but my 4-year-old totally got it, and is ready to give some coats for children who might be cold.
We made the conversation light, and talked about the joy of the Holiday season, and I explained how some families have a hard time enjoying the holidays because they don’t have enough resources to buy coats.
We did a cheers to giving back this year, and even talked about doing a coat drive, to gather coats from others! Texting LOVE to 501501 to donate $5 is a no-brainer, but there is the option to hold a coat drive if you want to do more. It’s super simple now to create an event on Facebook and get friends together to give more!
The Coca-Cola™ Layer On Love program is so simple, and completely heart-warming because my children don’t want other kids to be cold! The simplicity of just sending a text (LOVE to 501501 to donate $5) makes it even easier to give back.
So many mamas are having such success with the program, and let me share what they’ve said:
“I’m on the 14 day clean eating part and already feel a change. I love that your program caters to nursing moms. These recipes are boosting my milk supply! Thanks again and can’t wait to use the new app!”
“As far as counting calories, yes that was so helpful!… it was an eye opener…But your concept of reducing ever so slightly and monitoring milk supply was so helpful! I have lost 6lbs-yay!- and have 12 more to go! I am encouraged for sure because it is usually not until I’m done nursing that I’m able to lose weight. So I’m all in for hopefully the rest of my life-on clean eating like this and exercise! Thanks so much for your help!!”
“Feeling GREAT on this program!!! It’s unbelievable how eating clean makes such a difference. Let me rephrase that…it’s amazing the difference eating nutrient dense foods makes! My skin is glowing and I’m already shedding pounds! I also tried the first workout today and did well although I had to modify a bit and omit the backwards burpee (I had cesarean just over a month ago and don’t quite feel ready for that exercise just yet but I will get there). Loving this plan! Thank you SO MUCH for tour help!”
“The few changes I’ve made to diet per your instructions is already helping lower my sweet cravings. I’m sure I’ll notice an even bigger difference when I get stricter. This week has been great as I feel better, have already lost 2#, and haven’t seen a drop in milk supply which was my biggest concern. I look forward to starting the workouts tonight!”
“The baby steps have been super helpful including writing down everything I ate…Another 5 days would be amazing, I was thinking yesterday what am I going to do after the 5 days are finished. You have been incredibly helpful!! I am so appreciative!!!”
My program focuses on specialized nutrition for breastfeeding moms, recipes, meal plans, grocery lists, a new Ab Rehab + Pelvic Floor Restore program, and a new section on going back to work after baby coming soon!
The price is increasing once my certification as a Pre/Postnatal Exercise Specialist and the iOS app is out! Make sure to grab it now, while it is super affordable!