Sep 29, 2012

Showing Kids the Power of Sharing #KleenexCares

As the mom of three kids, teaching my kids about sharing, isn't only the RIGHT thing to do, it's truly a necessity.  That's not to say I always feel like I'm succeeding at this lesson.  But I really do try.  And for the most part, when it comes to people outside our household, my kids are pretty darn good at it.  

I tried to start early by teaching my kids everyday lessons about sharing like not eating in front of others if you don't have enough to share. Of course this lesson has ended up being a rather expensive one lately as we spend almost everyday at a sport or activity surrounded by other kids and waiting for a late dinner. This means snacks...and bringing plenty of extras to share with our friends.  But let me try and get away with not sharing just once and my kids will be the first to call me on it.

We also try to do bigger lessons for our kids about how we're very blessed compared to so many and that we need to be sure to share what we have.  Over the years this has meant giving a portion of the money they earn to a charity of their choice.  And possibly the hardest one we've done yet was having them donate toys to Toys for Tots.  The first time we did this is was something each of the older boys received as birthday gifts. They'd gotten doubles of the same item and has simply gotten a TON of toys just before Christmas.  They agreed to this act of giving but actually doing it...well it was a bit tougher.  But each year since they have helped pick out toys to donate, whether it be new items we have in the house that they were willing to part with or, if we were able, going out and buying items. 

But Of course, I think leading by example is the most important way to teach our kids.  I try to do this in regular ways such as donating to good causes etc.  But I also love doing simple things to make someone's day.  There's nothing quite like just deciding to buy someone's morning coffee.  Even if you walk away before they know what you've done...that feeling will a smile on your face all day!

Kleenex brand, America’s softest tissue, knows that the moments of unexpected thoughtfulness make all the difference.  So starting in September, Kleenex brand will give consumers the opportunity to make the care complete with a Kleenex Brand Care Pack.  It's as easy as 1, 2 3!  Purchase a specially marked box of Kleenex Brand tissue.  Find the code and enter on line.  Then share the Kleenex Brand Care Pack!

Learn more here

What's Inside?

The Kleenex® Brand Care Pack includes: lip balm, 1 oz. hand sanitizer, coupon booklet, Kleenex® Brand Share Pack, Kleenex® Brand Slim Pack, and card redeemable to download four songs from up and coming Universal Music Artists including:

  • Andy Grammer
  • MiloÅ¡ Karadaglić
  • Avi Avital
  • Rebecca Pidgeon

I wrote this review while participating in an ambassador program by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of the Kleenex brand and received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.


  1. What a cool idea! I love that you can send a sick friend a little care package!

    1. And you don't even have to expose yourself to their sicky germs ;)

  2. I LOVE THIS!!! I haven't seen the specially marked Kleenex packages, but I'll be looking for them!

    PS: My kids are good at sharing OUTSIDE of our home, too! ;)

    1. I haven't seen them in stores yet either!


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