The Power of Dads

Last week was rough, my main guy was out of town. And though I joke about pulling more than my weight when it comes to the house and kids, the truth is that my husband pulls more than his weight around here.
oralb salute to dad

Especially when it comes to the nighttime routine.

I grew up with my dad being the one to bathe me and brush my teeth with me. One of my favorite memories is of him drying my off while singing “this little penny is the best little penny I knew” to me. He used to tell me he was shining his penny up. It made my day when he was home in time for our nighttime routine. And I grew up expecting my husband to be right there with me in the parenting trenches. poor guy never had a chance.

Though I don’t think he minds taking over that much…
our Nighttime routine

These everyday moments are small, #notpinnable, and more often than not, full of whining. But just like me, I know my girls will someday be grateful for them and for their dad who was present so fully in their everyday lives. They may hate it when he makes them brush their teeth (I am the slacker parent who occasionally lets them go without) but I know they will remember that their dad was there making sure every top got scrubbed.

So partnering with Oral-B for this post for Father’s Day was a natural. With our crazy kiddos and stacked nighttime routine, me and my guy are often last on the list of priorities. Oral-B is the #1 dentist-recommended toothbrush brand worldwide for a reason. Their Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 removes up to five times more plaque along the gums than a regular manual toothbrush. And the Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Limited Edition Available at Target includes a travel case and a bonus “Deep Sweep” brush head so we were able to pack the big guy off for ANOTHER trip this week in style.

Got your own awesome dad or father figure in your life? Enter the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes. Oral-B at Target is hosting the Power Dad’s Smile Everyday Sweepstakes with over $1,000 in prizes through father’s Day! To enter, just share a photo of you and your Dad on Twitter or Instagram using #oralbsweeps between June 2 and June 15. You could win the Father’s Day Power Bundle which includes the Oral-B Black ProfessionalCare 1000 Rechargeable Toothbrush, the Braun Series 7 760 shaver and a $250 Target GiftCard!

My husband actually owns the Braun series & as well and loves it. He uses it to keep his head shaved and beard trimmed. They aren’t kidding about the contour adaptability; it really does improve skin contact. The hubs has a bumpy head!

So upload a picture now! I just put this one on Instagram!

And one more of my guy and his girls…

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


  1. Great post and a very good reminder that dads are right there with us in the trenches. And you and me both are the slacker let the teeth slide parents, lol. 🙂

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