Nestled comfortably in the awkward silence between winter and spring. At at time in which we most ache for warmth and sunshine. Some call it “Sprinter” but we all know it goes by a different name. It’s when the calendar says spring but the local weather advisory has us expecting sleet and then sunshine. It’s when winter viruses are on their blessed way out, but spring allergies have been entering our houses. It’s when all of that snow, and there sure is a lot of snow this year, is melting and has to go somewhere. Slow or fast, all of that snow has to give way to mud. New England’s fifth season is Mud Season!
I’ve been doing my own laundry since I was 13, but I was so ill-prepared for just how messy young kids get, day after day. With money stretched tightly – I can’t just throw out their clothes every time they get dirty, like I am sometimes tempted to do when it’s bad! I also can’t stop them from from being the wonderful and active kids that they are – mud season and all.
My mom can tell you about the time we threw all of Des’ beautiful new baby clothes in a wash with something very red and very not meant to be machine-washed. All of his beautiful clothes were stained a sickly pink and he was about a week away from being born! That’s when I learned that good laundry methods can salvage the beautiful clothes that mean so much to us.
Enter in All Free Clear products. Des particularly has sensitive skin when dry skin season turns into allergy season, and the All Free Clear products are the #1 choice by Dermatologists, Allergists and Pediatricians. The products are free of dyes and perfumes and are strong enough to fight our muddy stains (and marker..and food..and everything), but gentle enough for all four members of our family. Even the dog, who has been known to lie in mud and requires a towel for every walk we go on!
…All Free Clear lets them be little, and lets them be free. It’s gentle for their skin, but strong enough for their many stains. Through our messiest season of all – Mud Season – but also through winter, spring, summer and fall. My kids are New England kids, mud season and all. And they have ridiculously awesome wardrobes. I like to salvage their clothes for as long as I can!