As the summer rolls on I fall more and more back into the life of a stay at home mom. The last year I had devoted my life to helping my students so much that I think perhaps I had neglected my own family a bit. I'm not just talking about my children and husband(although they had to much of not enough), but about my mom. If you remember back a couple of months ago I talked about my mother and her impact on my life. If you didn't get to read it you can HERE. Recently I have been able to do something I missed more then probably anything in the world, I got to talk to my mom. Sure I always had her there, I would make a noisy after school call as the children tried to relax for the day by fighting like mad! Actually being able to have a conversation for the first time in a year with my mom has really taught me so much now as an adult.
Of course a big topic has always been health, I think we kind of keep each other in check. Those little things that have been passed down from one generation the the next. "I'm hungry mom" I'm sure we have all heard that from our children, or maybe you are the one saying how hungry you are! One thing my mom always tells me is "Have a glass of water, you are probably just thirsty." Did you know that the human body can pass the feeling of dehydration off as hunger? It's true I promise you :) ask the mighty Google Gods, or Bing if you don't believe me. Another thing she always said was to drink two cups of water when I first wake up. I mean if you think about it, it makes perfect sense. You are suppose to consume 8 glasses of water a day. Sure we have those in the 16 hours we are awake, but then your body goes 8 hours with nothing to fuel it, nothing to hydrate it.
Water is important for so many functions in the body, the most important function is your brain. Your brain controls every function within your body, so keeping it well fueled is very important. With school starting again it is important to realize the effect that dehydration can have on our kids. Did you know that up to 64% of children leave for school each morning without the proper hydration? Yet we expect them to learn. So this school year join up with me and Nestlé® Pure Life® in the Hydration Movement. simply visit Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Facebook page to take the Pledge
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Thanks to my mom I will always be hydrated, and hopefully pass on a little #momwisdom of my own.
*This post has been sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® as part of a Linqia campaign all thoughts are my own and have in no way been influenced.*