What I Do to Stop My Fear of Bugs from Rubbing Off on My Kids

BY: - 28 Sep '15 | Products

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This post is sponsored by OFF! ®, all opinions are my own.

When I was young, my siblings and I roamed freely about my neighborhood, I understood the term “get home before the street lights come on.” And we pushed it to the limits every day, rushing home just as the lights began that eerie blinking.

You may find it difficult to believe I grew up that way based on how I act now. I’m seriously overprotective of my children. I walk or drive them everywhere, even to neighbor’s house down the street. And I’m ridiculously afraid of bugs, especially mosquitoes, to the point where we have never used our outdoor patio.

My husband says, “You’re being too protective,” and he doesn’t want my fears rubbing off on our kids. He especially doesn’t want them freaking out when they see bugs. I agree that I need to encourage my kids to turn off the TV and electronic devices and experience the great outdoors. But, I don’t think I’m doing too much by attempting to keep my family safe when they venture out.

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Reading my book in the back yard and not the least bit concerned with mosquitoes now that I have the OFF!® Mosquito Lamp, which protects an area up to 10 times larger than the leading citronella candle.

So, I compromise by doing my part as a parent to fully prepare my children for the outdoors. In other words, I have the “stranger danger” talk, ensure they wear their helmets and use caution when crossing the street. I also make sure they never leave home without applying sunscreen and OFF!® mosquito repellent. Once I’m done with life lessons, they are free to go explore… and I get a bit of free time to myself.

Now that I have the OFF!® Mosquito Lamp, which protects an area up to 10 times larger than  the leading citronella candle I’ve even taken some time to relax in our backyard. I actually enjoy our new patio set! (Well…to be honest, it’s really not new since it’s over two years old…but I have never used it.)

Am I hovering too much? Definitely not!

BMWK Family – What are you doing to #GetBackOutThere  and enjoy the outdoors?

Disclosure: This post is brought to you SC Johnson and OFF!® to encourage you to #GetBackOutThere this summer and spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. All opinions are my own.

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Ronnie Tyler wrote 524 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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  1. Ronnie Tyler Post author

    Having a hammock in the backyard sounds so great…and when I was little I probably would have gotten into that hammock and relaxed without any reservations. But now, I am looking around and swatting constantly.

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5 Reasons We’re So Excited About the Jem and Holograms Movie Premiering Tomorrow

BY: - 22 Oct '15 | Products

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Tomorrow is the premiere of the Jem and the Holograms movie and everyone in our home is excited. (Well almost everyone…Lamar has contained his excitement…lol.)  But the girls and I are getting ready for movie night on Friday and we may even dress up in honor of Jem.

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So here are 5 reasons we’re so excited about #JemTheMovie:

  1. I loved the animated series that premiered in the 1980’s.
  2. It’s now something my girls and I can share together….and I actually understand it and can talk about what’s going on. (I mean really…you should hear our conversations about the shows they watch. They say I just don’t get it.)
  3. We love their style. It was cool back then and it is still cool today.
  4. We now have inspiration for their Halloween costumes which, by the way, will be very affordable because we have all of the necessary items at home.  I mean who doesn’t have a blue or pink wig and finger-less gloves at home.
  5. And my girls are musicians. So I am hoping this will inspire them to let loose and be confident about their talents.
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Last night, the girls and I searched the house for items to make a Jem and Holograms Halloween costume. We also plan on using this make-up tutorial to get their makeup just right!

BMWK Family – My girls are so excited they can hardly wait ! Please click here to get your tickets for the premiere of Jem and the Holograms this Friday, Oct 23rd.

Synopsis:

As a small-town girl catapults from underground video sensation to global superstar, she and her three sisters begin a one-in-a-million journey of discovering that some talents are too special to keep hidden. In Universal Pictures’ Jem and the Holograms, four aspiring musicians will take the world by storm when they see that the key to creating your own destiny lies in finding your own voice.

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored posted.  I have partnered with the Mirror Digital Influencer Network  to encourage you to see the Jem and the Holograms movie that premieres this Friday, October 23, 2015. All opinions are my own.

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Ronnie Tyler wrote 524 articles on this blog.

Ronnie Tyler is the co-creator of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com and co-producer of the films Happily Ever After: A Positive Image of Black Marriage, You Saved Me, Men Ain't Boys and Still Standing. The proud mom of 4 has been selected by Parenting Magazine as a Must-Read Mom and is one of Babble's Top 100 Mom Bloggers.

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