Unplanned Moments Make The Best Memories + $50 Gift Card Giveaway #GoodandHonest #Ad

Motherhood Disclosure
Messy Moments

Some of life’s unplanned moments bring the biggest smiles and best memories. As you can see, when my kids were younger, there were plenty of unplanned moments that usually ended in big messes. However, the laughs and smiles that came from those moments were worth every minute of the un-planning!

Unplanned moments can be fun but sometimes they are scary, take for instance the time I found my daughter covered in blood..fake blood thank goodness, but it scared me none the less. If I am being “Good and Honest“, most of my unplanned parenting moments include my daughter, but seeing as she was part of my biggest unplanned parenting moment, it’s no surprise. What unplanned moment was that? The time she was born LITERALLY on my doorstep! You can’t get much more unplanned than that, be sure to take time to read all of “Bella’s Story“. Of  course, that unplanned moment was pretty AMAZING!


Thankfully, I am not the only parent out there with unplanned moments, that catch us off guard (both good or bad). That’s why Mott’s has started their Good and Honest campaign! It is always great to know that everything isn’t always perfect for other parents out there, I realize that our imperfections are actually normal! I love that Mott’s wants to celebrate parents everywhere doing the best for their kids, even when that requires a little improvisation! Thankfully no matter when we have to improvise, we are ready…at least when it comes to the snack part. I am always planning for hungry kids. Mott’s Snack and Go Applesauces are what I keep on hand!

Mott's Snack & go

Sometimes, we just have to go with the flow…but going with the flow can result in amazing memories, that’s what makes it fun! Like when we head to the beach on a whim or a last minute soccer game! Of course, unplanned or not, you have to be ready for those moments and the inevitable “Mom, I’m hungry“, so keeping an easy on-the-go snack on hand is key! Mott’s Snack and Go are perfect for all those planned and un-planned moments.

Mott's At The Beach

Mott's on the go

They are even perfect for us parents who might need a little extra something during the fun and craziness! Mott’s is the maker of applesauce that parents have counted on for years. Since 1842, Mott’s has proudly created delicious and nutritious products for adults and children and continues to provide “simple solutions” to meet the needs of today’s busy families. Mott’s is available in a variety of offerings, including Mott’s Original, Mott’s Healthy Harvest Sauce and Mott’s Snack & Go Applesauce Pouches.


One winner will receive a $50 and Mott’s product!  To enter use the giveaway tools form below! Good luck!

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Hi! I'm Toni. I am a happily married, christian, momma of 3 living on Florida's sunny Gulf Coast. I am a lifestyle blogger and Seint Arist. I started blogging when my last child was born as a way to share my love of all things travel, cooking, beauty, recipes, and more. Now pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea and let's get to know each other. I truly hope you enjoy getting A Daily Dose of Toni!


  1. 1

    my favorite Good & Honest parenting moments were when they’d pull out items that they had made at school.

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    I used to add some veggies into my son’s fruit smoothie. Later I told him about it and he was fine with that

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    Heather Hayes Panjon

    My Favorite Good And Honest Moments Come Unplanned Turning Messes Into Memories And Taking Each Moment And Making It The Very Best.

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    Amanda Sakovitz

    I’ve crushed up my niece’s medication before when she refused to take it and put it in applesauce. SHe had no idea!

  5. 5

    When my youngest daughter didn’t want to brush her teeth, we started making it a fun time by playing music and doing a little dance as she brushed. It became a time she actually looked forward to.

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    Bridgett Wilbur

    My favorite good and honest moment was putting cheerios in the toilet to help potty train my boys.

  7. 7

    Well, my ‘unplanned moment” was when my daughter (almost 2) got ahold of a bottle of nail polish and painted her baby dolls toenails. I was “good” because I sort of laughed and figured..well…crap happens!

  8. 8

    When my kids were smaller they didn’t want to try fish so we used to tell them it was “special chicken”. It worked.

  9. 9

    When it comes to making wise decision for my daughter I make sure it’s implemented or carried out.

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    Thomas Murphy

    I told my son the park was closed before when I was too tired to take him.

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    My daughter used to get a lot of ear infections when she was younger. To get her to take the liquid medicine, I had to mix it with chocolate syrup and put that on top of vanilla ice cream. She thought it was great that she got to eat ice cream, and I got her medicine in her. Win-win!

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    To get kids to eat broccoli, we tell them it is a must if they are going to run faster in the next soccer game. And there is always a next game, this works like a charm in our house.

  13. 13

    My son refused to eat his baby food, so I cut his baby bottle opening and put his baby food pureed in it, and he drank it all up!

  14. 14

    I “trick” my kids into helping me do housework by turning it into a game. It was kind embarassing when we were at a friend’s house and my son said, “look at the mess – we should play the clean up game!”

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    Jessica Beard

    My Good and Honest parenting moment comes when I accidentally forgot to pack a snack for my son (I had everything else in the diaper bag.) Thank goodness a Motts applesauce pouch was found in my purse! My son gobbled it down.

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    My favorite Good & Honest parenting moment was finding a solution so that my kids would stop getting out of the rooms at night.

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    Nicole Dziedzic

    When my kids toys are too loud and end up being annoying, especially the ones they say the same thing over and over; which can drive you crazy, sometimes they come up missing, and I just replace them with something else. They ask me where the toy went, and I just say, “Hey look at this new toy!”?

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    Leigh Anne Borders

    That is a good questions–I am going to have to go with the Tooth Fairy when I forgot to put it under the pillow!

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    shelly peterson

    None of my kids enjoyed taking medicine so I always had to disguise it any way possible. I usually mixed it in with something., it worked mot of the time.

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    My favorite good and honest moment was telling my daughter that Santa won’t come to a messy room. It got her to clean!

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    I used to cook and mix vegetables into my gravy mix for stew and feed it to my kids. They never knew they were eating vegetables.

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    We make a silly game out of putting toys away each night, now all I have to do is start singing the song and our daughter runs around picking things up.

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    My 4 year old granddaughter cut her 2 yr old sisters hair and we had to say it looked great. Luckily it wasnt to bad.

  24. 24

    When my son does not want to take his medicine, I try to buy the medicine in blue for leonardo from tmnt and tell him to take his Leo medicine so he can be strong and save the world from bad guys.

  25. 25

    Some good honest moments is playing in the mud/rain. Who cares if you get a little dirty sometimes.

  26. 26

    My daughter likes to push those little carts at the store. They didn’t have them the last time we went, so I let her carry a hand basket and she was thrilled… plus it was much easier!

  27. 27

    I’m expecting my first so I don’t have any good and honest parenting moments thus far.

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    Cindy Merrill

    My good and honest parenting moment- holding my grand daughter in my arms fir the first time.

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    Ha! Most of my parenting moments are good, honest and unplanned! The best ones usually involve digging in the dirt or whipping something up in the kitchen.

  30. 30

    I was never able to have children so I can’t share any Good & Honest parenting moments, but I enjoyed reading everyone’s comments.

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    My good and honest moment is telling my children that we have trolls at the end of our road to prevent them trying to escape 😉 Really its because they have amazing imaginations and love the idea of trolls/gnomes/fairies.

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    Oh one of my moments was when we went to my sisters and it started snowing. We didnt have his boots along, so we put some of her adult socks over his shoes and put plastic grocery bags over his shoes and tucked them in his socks! Worked like a charm and the kids had so much fun playing in the snow!

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    Tracy Robertson

    I’m not a parent, but I love having Motts Apple Juice in the house for myself, the man of the house and guests.

  34. 34

    My Good and honest moment was when my daughter made a huge mess with paints and I didn’t get mad but sat down and played before cleaning it all up.

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    My good and honest moment would be when I would add my son’ medicine to his favorite drink to get him to take it.

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    We make up little songs about what we’re doing and sing them aloud to each other.

  37. 37

    when I held my baby for almoswt 2 months straight when she was in the hospital fighting for her life with sepsis.. thank god she’s ok now…

  38. 38

    Thanks to all for sharing some of their best memories – I love the kids excitement over easter egg hunts, fireworks. other activities that happen once a year,

  39. 39

    I have been known to sing and dance during teeth brushing! lol

  40. 40

    I’m not a parent, but I sure do love applesauce!

  41. 41

    I have had many #goodandhonest parenting moments in the kitchen when we bake something together. There is always a problem with messes and with sharing but with patience and understanding, we always have a good time.

  42. 42

    getting her to eat her fruits. like to make fruit pies

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    My son doesn’t like meat, but he loves turkey. It’s all in what and how you say it!

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    One of my favorite Good & Honest parenting moment was allowing my son to mix green beans with spaghetti. It was his own idea to eat his green beans, so I let him do it, even when we ate out. It was a disgusting looking meal, however, he loved it and at 22, green beans are his favorite veggie! 🙂

  45. 45

    My Good and Honest Parenting Moment was trusting my son’s instinct and allowing him to switch schools mid year. It was a great decision for everyone.

  46. 46

    No kids, so no moments.
    Thanks for the contest.

  47. 47

    I mix fruits and veggies into the kids snack smoothies everyday!

  48. 48

    One of my unplanned moments was when I caught my two year old sitting on the steps eating dog biscuits from the box. We still laugh about it today.

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    To be a good and honest parent…I grate up vegetables and put them other foods. Carrots in mealoaf, squash or zucchini in spaghetti sauce. They knew know its in they but the eat it.

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    I am not a parent so I don’t have any.

  51. 51

    An unplanned moment was when my son decided to cut his own bangs.

  52. 52

    I’ve learned that with kids, you simply can not keep a clean house all the time. Kids make messes and sometimes making messes with them like finger painting or cooking can make some great memories.

  53. 53

    When they don’t like to eat there veggies, so you sneak it in the food, and when they ask what it is, I tell them it is a special ingredient.
    Thanks for the chance!

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    Trisha Burgess

    My good and honest moment is adding veggies to foods I know my kids will eat!

  55. 55

    My good and honest moment is putting my kids medicine in some juice so they dont realize theyre taking it.. Works most of the time!

  56. 56

    My kids think the TV won’t work before 11am so they can’t watch it before school.

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    Stephanie Grant

    My good and honest parenting moment is when I cook something new and healthy and then don’t tell my son until after he eats it that it was actually good for him. Which he is usually good with and askes me to “surprise” him with healthy meals and snacks often :)!

  58. 58

    One of the latest good and honest parenting moments was when my middle son got double pay from the tooth fairy, because my husband decided to put a dollar under his pillow….since I always forget. Both tooth fairies still forgot to take the tooth:)

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    I once forgot to remove a price tag on a Christmas present of my daughter’s. I told her that Santa had ran out of that toy and had to buy her one instead of it coming from the elves.

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    When my little guy started kindergarten and couldn’t tell time yet. He would ask me how many hours he had to stay there. i would tell him 3 when it was really 7. He believed me but thought 3 hours lasted a looong time.

  61. 61

    The kids discovered the easter bunnies chocolate and toys so we improvised and said the bunny was soo busy he didn’t have time to set everything up so he put mommy and daddy in charge of doing it for him!

  62. 62

    My moment – one of the kids gold fish had died while in my care.
    I took the easy way out and replaced it with one that looked the same.
    thank you

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    I have hid onions in my dinners and told the children it was white celery to get them to eat their dinner

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    When we need to get the kids to do chores we let them pick a toy from the good jar.

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    I used to purposely NOT change the clocks in my house at Daylight savings time so I could get my kids to bed an hour earlier! haha!

  66. 66

    My favorite good and honest moments are when they are riding in the car, talking to me and among themselves and I learn way more than when I actually ask them about their day or week.

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    Allison Downes

    Always trusting my instincts and using common sense.

    Thanks for the nice giveaway!