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A car wash is one of my boys’ favorite activities!! It is a perfect activity for summer because they can splash and play, and it isn’t messy because it is just soap and water! My boys are super happy with simple bubbles. For some reason, driving in the soapy water, sending the cars down ramps and playing in the suds makes them super happy!
When I set up my car wash, I make sure I’m using a nice, gentle soap. Because we are in the pool and at the beach a lot, the sun, chemicals and water can make all of our skin dry. The new Dial Complete® 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Wash gives you soft, smooth hands. Even after repeated washing. 2x moisturizing ingredients vs regular hand soap. Kills 99.99% of bacteria* It has 2x the moisturizing ingredients, as well as lots of SUDS!!! The foam is a HUGE it for this car wash, and they loved pumping the foam on their cars. Of course I have a COUPON for you!! Buy the Dial® 2 in 1 Moisturizing & Antibacterial Foaming Hand Wash and receive $0.75 off!
Here’s how you can set up a simple car wash!
First, you need lots of soapy, sudsy buckets. The foam from the Dial Complete® 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Wash worked really well for one bucket. I used the Dial® 2 in 1 Moisturizing & Antibacterial Beauty Bar for another station, so the boys could really wash the cars with a bar of soap. The beauty bar is meant for showering, but it leaves your skin super soft, so I like it for our car washes too.
The other bucket can be more bubbles or a fun shaving cream. This can be a bit messier, but THEY LOVE IT! Depending on if you have some on hand.
Then, I made a drying station by taking an old diaper box and cutting small slits to pull rags through. I cut some old rags into strips, so the box would resemble driving through the actual car wash.
The last thing you need is a good ramp. This really makes the car wash fun. I flipped an old tray over, so it was nice and sturdy. I attempted to use card board, but it gets too soft with all the soap and water. The ramp needs to be plastic or wood, or something similar.
When setting everything up, I grabbed a cheap table cloth to put underneath. This made super easy clean up because all the water stayed on the cloth. It was a vinyl cloth, which I just laid in the sun to dry, and there wasn’t water all over our deck. I grabbed this cactus-themed one at Walmart, where I also got my Dial Complete® 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Wash (don’t forget to grab the coupon!).
This is one of our favorite activities!! It keeps them all busy for hours, and my littlest one hops in the buckets after they are finished to play.
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I have a very specialized program for postpartum mamas looking to heal, nourish and regain their strength. I really struggled healing after my first child, and even went through pelvic floor physical therapy for weeks to manage scar tissue that developed from tearing. I have experience studying nutrition, physical therapy and I taught Pilates, so I’ve put together a program I wish I would’ve followed from the beginning.
A program that first heals your body through specialized movements and nourishing foods. Foods are so essential to your body finding the nutrients it needs to put itself back together again. Your postpartum body needs special care in the first 4-6 weeks where you focus on regaining strength and properly fueling your body for breastfeeding.
Here is what one mama emailed me on the program:
“I absolutely love the program! Just got finished with workout 4 and I’m dying I can only do these 2x thru and my second round is pretty funny to see I’m sure! I will work up to 3x:-) By the way, your little boy angel in the videos is too precious and makes me smile! My boys have been doing these with me as well🏼!
Here is what another mama posted in the Facebook Group:
“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! Currently eating pictures lunch while writing this ☺”
This program then moves you into gaining physical fitness back. I will never forget the first time I tried to go for a run around 12 weeks postpartum after my first baby. I didn’t do any strength work, so I was literally jelly. I had lost all my extra fat and my previous muscle. So depressing. I was barely able to start gaining it back before I got pregnant and sick again with my second. I’ve learned so much on maintaining muscle postpartum through a unique diet and Pilates routines. I walk you through all of this too!
Lastly, I take you into a workout program to combine with a meal plan to help you lose the baby weight, not your milk!! !
I created this program to be affordable and realistic for new mams!