There are ups, there are downs, there is unbridled joy, there is incomparable frustration, there are heartwarming moments that we cherish... and far too many instances that we would rather erase from our minds completely.
Through it all, however, is the drive and desire to give your children only the very best. If we as moms could take their place during the bullying and the illnesses and the ouchies and shield them from the pain, we would. Isn't there some way that I can deal with the stuffy head and raised temperature so that she doesn't have to?
Unfortunately, the best that we can do is be by their side to comfort and love them. Hold their hand reassuringly, rub their back soothingly, give the biggest and tightest hugs whenever needed (and sometimes even when they're not).
Although the feeling of not being able to prevent sickness from our children can be saddening, there's no doubt that once they begin to feel better, we do, too. There's just something special about the smile that comes after a fever breaks and they begin to feel better that it touches our hearts.
My children are devastated if they have to miss a day of school or not attend an event or party, so seeing them healthy and happy and so full of life after an illness is the best!
|Little Sister B loving a recent horseback riding birthday party!|
As creating those "feel better" smiles is what TYLENOL® is all about, they are now making it possible for your own child's grin to help make more smiles possible for families in need with the TYLENOL® SMILING IT FORWARD™ Campaign.
We all have plenty of photos of our children smiling, right? Now they can benefit the Children's Health Fund, an organization well-known for its mobile medical clinics that provide healthcare services to under-served children throughout the U.S.
These mobile clinics provide children in need with access to the doctors, nurses and medicine they deserve and right now your pictures can help fund that even further. By simply visiting SmilingItForward.com and uploading and sharing a photo that makes you smile, TYLENOL® will make a $1 donation to the Children's Health Fund, up to $100,000, helping to ensure a doctor's visit is always within reach for children in need*.
Every child deserves to be healthy and we all want to see our little ones laughing, playing and enjoying childhood to the fullest. Smile It Forward today!
I have received information and products from McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks.
*Between September 17, 2013 and January 31, 2014, McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, is inviting anyone 18 and older to share a photo that makes them smile on SmilingItForward.com. Each photo approved & shared will trigger a $1.00 donation from TYLENOL® to Children’s Health Fund, with a minimum donation of $75,000 and a maximum donation of $100,000. Review Terms and Conditions for complete program details. For information about Children's Health Fund, visit www.childrenshealthfund.org.