Aleli - posted on 08/05/2016 ( 8 moms have responded )
I have 5 kids (4 rambunctious boys and 1 sweet girl). Having had the privilege to stay at home the last 16 years, I pursued every avenue of "perfect" parenting from blogging baby pictures, baking fundraiser cupcakes, coaching soccer to teaching preschool at home and so much more! Of course, as they say, hindsight is 20/20. Though I don't claim to have believed I actually came close to perfect supermom status--I do realize the many things that I had missed! Among the top things on that list is the matter regarding my kids dental hygiene.
Recently I took my 7 yr.old to get her filling at Children's Dentistry. My kids have been going there since they were 5 yrs. old. I've always loved the staff, the jungle themed office, and just how every thing is scaled down to kid size. But like the typical moms with an eternal "TO-DO list" I go in and go out, without a second thought about anything else. Aside from the temporary motivation to get better with helping them brush and floss more, I really move on too quickly. But what made this last visit unique and very special was:
1. I was offered a job
2. I learned a lot about teeth!
I learned that cavities are contagious, kids should be seen as early as 12 months, and that pediatric dentistry does not cost any more than a regular dentist! Not only is it my new job-- but as a mom I feel so inspired to share and educate about these topics that I will be blogging about it and doing interactive presentations to educate parents in my community.