This post is sponsored by Baxter’s
I can’t remember a time in my life when I haven’t had a pet. From the time I was a baby, our family has always had animals. Dogs, cats, fish, birds, we’ve had them all. It’s just weird to think of our home being without an animal.
I knew that when we had kids, they would always have pets.
Kids with pets are less likely to have asthma and allergies; they’re more likely to have higher self-esteem, cognitive development and social skills; they’re less likely to be lonely. Pets are amazing at calming hyperactive kids and they encourage kids to get outside and get moving, meaning they’re less likely to be overweight.