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Hey, happy Monday!

I’d like to tell you that life as a mom is full of excitement, adventure, and fun. This is mostly true – but on some days, it’s just not the case. Some days are spent with a fussy 8 month old babe who is getting in his second tooth. And some days are purely about his comfort, and sometimes those are the best days. This is the kind of day that we had yesterday – I spent most of it snuggling this little babe, chewing Juicy Fruit

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Right now Juicy Fruit is my favorite gum! Chewing it takes me back to my middle school days where I would sit on the playground chewing Juicy Fruit and having competitions with my friends to see who could blow the biggest bubble. It’s amazing how tastes and experiences can transport you back in time. And for some reason, this memory – with this gum – makes me feel carefree.

William loves the Juicy Fruit Strawberry (pictured below) but I’m a sucker for classic bubble gum flavor of Juicy Fruit Original. And sometimes, something so simple as chewing a piece of gum can calm you down and relax you – which in our case helped relax Levi. I don’t know if you’ve ever experienced this – but I truly believe babies can feel stress. When I’m stressed, they’re stressed.

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There are three things that always calm and relax my babies when they don’t feel good. 1) Baths, 2)Snuggles, and 3) fresh air! So, after letting Levi splash around and play in the tub for a while I got him out, put him in a comfy sleep shirt (Wyatt’s old ones are our favorite), and put him in our bed. Within minutes of snuggling him and singing his favorite lullabies, he was asleep. Quiet, peaceful, and in dreamland.

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When he woke up he was in a much better mood – and ready to have some summertime fun! So we loaded up in the car, stuck some Juicy Fruit in my purse, and geared up for step #3 – getting some fresh air! We went to one of our favorite spots – a nature preserve. It was gorgeous, perfect, and just so nice to get out of the house!


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Like I said earlier – sometimes the hard days turn out to be the best ones. The ones you’ll always remember.

Want to try our current favorite Juicy Fruit flavors?

Pick some up (it’s by the registers) at Walmart or head over to test-taste some at a store demo!

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Check out a demo at a Walmart near you:

  • July 25-27, 11:00am-4:00pm

  • August 1-3, 11:00am-4:00pm on Friday/Saturday and 1:00-6:00 on Sunday