This post is sponsored by AXE, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own
With unpredictability comes certain stressors and difficult decisions. This year has been particularly challenging trying to make the best decisions for my family, just like you’re making the same ones for your family. When you have teens, making hard decisions seems even harder. Teens are already going through changes and the unpredictability of their schedules and activities can add to family stress.
I’ve been having conversations or “Momversations” with my teen son about decisions we’ve made this year and preparing them for those decisions to be changed, by me or even by others that are out of our control.
Letting kids know things can change is helpful so they aren’t blindsided. I have also taken this opportunity to talk to him about normal adolescent topics like having good hygiene. I was listening to a podcast a few weeks ago about a boy that didn’t want to shower after a sports practice and go straight to work. His Mom knew that was a bad idea, but let him do it so he could learn his own lesson. Sure enough, the story revealed that the business owner instructed the teen boy to go home, take a shower, and return to work and never do that again. He worked at a restaurant, and the owner said no one wanted to combine their food with a smelly boy. I found it interesting that the Mom let someone else in her son’s life help her do the teaching at that moment!
Sometimes parents need other trusted adults to come alongside them and help in some teaching moments with our kids. That was such a good reminder to me to surround myself and my kids with great people! Whether it’s just gentle reminders about taking good care of yourself with good personal care products to more serious topics, it’s a team effort!
When I wanted to talk to my son about personal hygiene, it was easy to do because I bought him AXE products that I knew he’d love and that I’d seen other boys using. This helped so it wouldn’t be such an awkward topic. He loves using AXE because they have so many great products and they make him feel fresh and clean all day long!
AXE Messy Look Flexible Hair Paste, 2.64 OZ
AXE 2 in 1 Shampoo and Conditioner Apollo, 28 OZ
AXE Dermatologist Tested Body Wash for Men with Charcoal + Watermint Deep Clean, 16 OZ
AXE Apollo Body Wash for Men, 16 OZ AXE Apollo Body Spray for Men, 4 OZ
AXE Aluminum-Free Formula Apollo Deodorant Stick, 3 oz
We love the AXE Apollo Body Wash because my son says he feels fresh all day long after using it! The AXE Body Spray is another favorite because it’s great for a quick freshen up during the day!
My husband and son both love the AXE Hair paste. We’ve been buying it for years. The flexible hair paste holds well, but isn’t a stiff look and gives you texture too. Plus, it’s great for airline travel because it’s less than 3 oz which is awesome too! Plus a little goes a long way so this small tin lasts a long time!
I can’t fail to mention the AXE 2 in 1 shampoo! If you’re looking for simplicity, this is a great shampoo and conditioner combo that saves a little time in your showering routine.