P&G is a brand that has a special place in my heart. Long before there was motherhood or social media, there was a little girl that grew up in the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio. She danced in the Cincinnati Ballet’s Nutcracker thanks to winning a contest at Frish’s Big Boy designed to find children for the party scene. She ate at LaRosa’s Pizza on Friday nights with her friends after school basketball games. She attended Cincinnati Reds baseball games thanks to the free tickets she received stapled to her report card when there were straight As. And…she attended her first ever focus group, blind testing Jiff Peanut Butter on afternoon at her junior high school.
The little girl was me and one could claim that its thanks to that focus group that I have such a love for consumer products. Fast forward more years than you need to know and today, P&G’s purpose remains the same as it ever was, to touch and improve lives. As a busy Mom and loyal consumer, I could not love more the very real conviction that P&G recognizes moms for their central role and aims to support and thank them wherever they can.
This year, P&G will again be supporting athletes and the families who love them as they compete in the London 2012 Games in London. I’ve been honored to join fellow Moms and social media influencers Audrey McClelland and Renee Ross as a member of the Tide Gold Medal Blogger Team. Our mission has been to share our stories about what the Red, White, and Blue mean to us, how the American Flag embodies each of our stories to create the true picture of our nation, and to share the awesome inspiration we each discovered as we interviewed Olympic athletes.
I can only imagine how inspiring this massive flag must have been! Being part of this project has been a great catalyst to ask myself if I’m honoring my heritage, my flag, and my country to the fullest. To know not only what it stands for but what its promises mean for me. To share that with my family and friends so they will do the same. Even though the physical “My Story. Our Flag” has come and gone, If you want to inspire Team USA with your story, submit via the app labeled “Join Our Flag” on Tide’s Facebook page or by tweeting their story using the hashtag #TideFlag.