They say scent has a stronger connection to memory than any of our senses. I’m pretty sure they are right, because every time I smell Ivory Soap, I immediately think of my mother. It’s incredible how something as simple as a bar of soap can rekindle childhood memories. Ivory Soap was definitely woven into the fabric of my upbringing, so I welcomed this opportunity to join this conversation on family time and #EverydayIvory moments.
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Just one whiff of Ivory and I’m back in our kitchen, listening to my mom say, “If you do it right the first time, you won’t have to do it again.” It makes me wonder what my kids will remember about me when they’re grown and on their own. I have a feeling they’ll clearly recall my excessive use of the word “foolishness” and my constant requests to take their pictures. What they may not realize is how intentional I’ve been about creating family memories, but I’m certain they’ll feel the effects.
I’m also certain they’ll pull from our family moments to create family memories of their own. They’ll remember the bulk of what we’ve taught them as well as the moments when we’ve let them teach us. As an aside, I also hope they’ll remember how hard I worked to stock our cabinets with products that are healthier for them to use. I’m not sure if my mom realized that Ivory Soap was pure and free of dyes, heavy perfumes and parabens. Maybe that subconsciously influenced me to care so much about using purer products today. But I digress.
I consider it a privilege to be the Chief Memory Facilitator in our house. It’s just one more mom job I’m happy to tackle even when no one else wants to be bothered. Take a moment to consider whether you’re being intentional about creating family memories. Share your family memories and join the conversation by following the hashtag #EverydayIvory.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Ivory. The opinions and text are all mine.