Listening to Mom

Published by Lydia Richmond on

We’re all guilty of it. We ignore our parents and tell them they don’t know what they’re talking about. Then, we grow up, have our own kids, and we hear our  mother’s (or father’s) words coming out of our own mouths. And we realize that listening to mom isn’t the most awful thing we could have done.

Not too long ago, I shared some of the wisdom that my mother taught me. Things like looking good no matter where you go or using your parents as an excuse to save face if you’re dealing with peer pressure. I also shared that my mother has always pushed the importance of drinking water.

Growing up, I wanted to drink soda all the time. It tasted so good, and my friends and their families were always drinking it. Mom sometimes gave in and bought us the store brand of the colas and lemon-lime sodas. But drinking water was always a priority. And to see my mom with a soda in her hand? I honestly can’t picture one time that would have been the case.

That didn’t stop me from gorging myself on soda. And the result? I had tons of acne. Tons. Finally, at the end of my high school career, I decided to drop soda and drink only water. Lo and behold, my face cleared right up. Guess I should have listened to mom, huh?

And now that I’m a mom, I find myself demanding that my children avoid soda and other sweet drinks. I firmly believe that water is the best option for my family to keep us healthy and hydrated.

That’s one reason that I’m participating in the Nestlé® Pure Life® Hydration Movement.

hydration movement

This year, Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water wants you to hydrate healthfully by Pledging to drink more water. You can join thousands who’ve already Pledged and inspire others to do the same by sharing your Mom’s Wisdoms – any tips you use as a mom to encourage healthy habits in your family.

The Hydration Movement started in 2010 when Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water challenged its fans to take the Pledge to swap one sugared beverage a day for water for one year.

Go to the Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water Facebook page and visit the Hydration Movement tab. Pledge to drink more water and sign up to join the Hydration Movement.

During registration, you have the option to enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win the grand prize trip for four (4) to Universal Studios Hollywood or the Universal Orlando Resort, or one of the 100 first prizes of a one year’s supply of Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water.*

*One year’s supply of Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water to be awarded in the form of twenty-four (24) coupons, each coupon good for one (1) free Multi-Pack of Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water.

How do you help your family stay hydrated? And what bit of wisdom did your parents offer that you refused to listen to?

This post is sponsored by Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water. All opinions are my own.


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