22 – Summer must haves

Hey Mama. This is Mama’s Daily Dose. I’m Meghan Q Barrett of allyoumama.com. Summer is in full swing. So, today on Mama’s Daile Dose, we are talking about summer must haves. Let’s get moving, before we get interrupted.

When it comes to summer, we can get bogged down with so many things for our kids. I remember one of the first beach trips that we took with our one son and some friends, we packed everything the first day, we had like a little pool, we had a bunch of beach chairs, we had all these toys, and we didn’t even use any of them. So the next day, we’re down there with like one chair, and a couple towels and life was much easier.

So when it comes to kids, usually less is more. And it also makes your life a heck of a lot easier. But I do have three things I want to share with you as far as some are must haves.

One is a water table. I absolutely love our water table. It lives out on our deck. And we’ve had it since my oldest son was just about one. So since both of my kids could stand, they absolutely love this water table. My oldest is almost four and still plays with it every day, even in the dead of winter, he’s out there playing with the water table. So that is definitely number one. Number two is popsicles. You know those like cheap ice pops that you buy and they’re the liquid and you put them in the freezer, we used to have them as kids and they come in those bright colors. Well they make them all organic and juice 100% juice and all that stuff if you want those too. But they’re on my list because they are a great bribe in the summer and I am not above bribing my children at all. It is very difficult to get them to leave the pool or some activity and I’m always like hey, let’s get home and get a popsicle. And number three on my list is a travel size thing of sunscreen to leave in your bag, diaper bag, whatever it is that you take everywhere. And it’s more for yourself than your kids, because I always find that I remember to put sunscreen on my kids, but I always forget to get it on myself. So having that just in case of emergency because it is come in handy many many times. I’m sure there’s a bunch more we could add to the list but as I said, less is more and I tried to leave my diaper bag as light as possible.

Have a fabulous summer and stay cool out there. I want to know what some of your summer must haves are. Share with me on Instagram @MeghanQBarrett, that’s Meghan with an H and have a great day free of mama guilt because you deserve it.

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