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My Partnership with Cottonelle

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Today, I want to talk about a topic that I know every parent knows A LOT about. Bums. That’s right – I’m not embarrassed to engage in a little potty talk, especially since the kids I hang out with all day just LOVE any excuse to use potty words. As a mother and a child caregiver, I spend a significant amount of my day cleaning bums. With one child in diapers, one potty training, and one who needs a little bit of help here and there, we go through a LOT of wipes.

So if using a moist wipe is my go-to for cleaning up the little ones’ bums, then why aren’t I using them, too? Good question. Lucky for me (and you!), Cottonelle offers an amazing cleansing solution for kids AND adults. Cottonelle’s Fresh Care Flushable Cleansing Cloths are designed to work together with their Ultra Comfort Care Toilet Paper for an ultimate clean feeling. Plus, the Flushable Cleansing Cloths new upright dispenser keeps cloths fresher longer and looks pretty sleek sitting on the back of your toilet, too.

If you’re anything like me (as in, if you have children), then talking about bums is probably regular dinner table conversation. However, if you’ve been too embarrassed to figure out how to get a fresher feel, have no fear.  Cottonelle has partnered up with Cherry Healy, a documentary filmmaker, who is striking up a conversation about how to keep your bum clean with the Let’s Talk About Bums campaign.  You, too, can join in on the conversation by visiting Cottonelle’s Facebook page.

As an avid believer in the Cottonelle Care Routine, I have to say that I was pretty excited when a unique opportunity came up to create a partnership with Cottonelle. Unless you live under a rock, then I’m sure you’ve heard of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, held semi-annually in New York City. Fashion Week is NYC’s largest media event and provides top designers an international opportunity to showcase their collections. In fewer words, it’s kind of a big deal.

So where do I come, in you ask? Well, in 2012, Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show took the stage for the first time at Fashion Week. The show featured real and celebrity moms rocking affordable and contemporary fashion. Amazing, right? This year, the show is presented by The Moms, Denise Albert and Melissa Musen Gerstein. Find out more information about The Moms and the show by checking out their website here.

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This year, Cottonelle is sponsoring this wonderful event. To celebrate, Cottonelle offered one mommy the opportunity to walk in the show wearing a truly unique dress – a dress made completely out of toilet paper. That lucky mommy just happens to be ME. So long story short, I will be representing Cottonelle and rocking a toilet paper dress in this year’s Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show.

In preparation for this event, Cottonelle also offered a fashion student the (challenging!) chance to design a dress made completely out of toilet paper. Morgan Walsh, a Fashion and Textile Technology major with a focus in merchandising at Buffalo State College, happily accepted the task. Morgan, who is a professional and talented designer, worked her bum off (no pun intended….) to design a beautiful dress. After a few fittings, a few adjustments, and a LOT of toilet paper, she came out with an amazing piece. This weekend, I am proud and honored to represent Cottonelle and to share Morgan’s hard work on the runway. And hopefully, I won’t fall.

Check out Morgan’s sketch and vision for this outrageous dress. Who knew toilet paper could be SO cute, right?

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Be sure to join the conversation on Cottonelle’s Facebook page, check out some information about the Strut: The Fashionable Mom Show, and keep a look out for this mommy on the runway this weekend at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NYC!


This is a sponsored post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.