Summer is such a special time when you have kids! You get to explore new places, spend extra time together as a family, and enjoy the sunshine. And while we enjoy summertime as much as anyone, we also recognize the importance of being safe and educating our children along the way. Check out this collection for both summer activity ideas and ways to stay safe while doing them!
Follow these steps to better prepare for the pool, and to make your trips with your children run more smoothly
This DIY child safety bracelet is great for when you are traveling, headed to an amusement park, or going to the beach!
Life jackets, dry drowning, boat safety, & more are covered in this article about water safet
Print out your own Daily Summer Checklist to help keep your kids occupied over summer break!
Read Dr. Glat's 5 tips for protecting your children against sun damage
Shari shares some great ideas for the days when it is too hot to play outside, but too boring to stay inside the house
Meet the Founder of Thinkbaby, and learn how they are creating an alternative line of consumer products through their own comprehensive testing
Check out Karissa's list of fun things to take to the pool (other than your typical water toys)!
Read Thinkbaby Thinksport's article on the myths vs facts about sunscreen and how to best protect yourself and your little ones
Check out these five ideas for free family summer fun
Watch Shari's video where she reminds us that safety awareness is wonderful long as we don't forget to have FUN too!
In this article, Kathy shares a ton of great tips for taking your kids camping!
Here are some top bug repellents, ways to identify what might have bit you, & when to be concerned.
Amber has put together a list of 5 awesome safety products
This article about sun safety covers some important topics like sunscreen, heat-related illnesses, & proper cover-ups
CIRCLE BEACH TOWEL
“Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy”
We love these circle towels to take to the beach, the pool, or to picnics in the park! They are so cute & practical.
This towel is made of terrycloth, & you can choose to have it monogrammed.
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KARISSA TUNIS is the co-owner of both the parenting website Adore Them and the family event company Milestone Family Expos. Through these ventures she is able to share inspiring, heartfelt insight with large audiences within local communities and across the country! Her knack for all-things-organization allows her to balance content creation, brand partnerships, and event planning without losing sight of what she wants for her own family. Despite her busy schedule, Karissa also makes it a priority to spend quality time with her husband and three children. You will often find her volunteering at her children’s schools, cheering them on from the soccer sidelines, or enjoying the great sites of Charleston, SC with her family.
SHARI MEDINI is the co-owner of both the parenting website Adore Them. She quit her job to stay home with her first son back in 2010 and was able to successfully navigate the freelance world while building skills and establishing connections. Her experience includes working as a marketing strategist and writer on multi-million dollar capital campaigns, website redesigns, advertising campaigns, and book launches. Shari’s parenting articles have been published in dozens of publications; and she enjoys doing speaking engagements at various local, regional, and national conferences. When she’s not on her laptop, Shari can be found spending quality time with her husband and two sons exploring their hometown of Lancaster County, PA
Featured Contributor: Dr. Paul Glat, M.D.Dr. Glat is a Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon from the Philadelphia area. Dr. Glat attended medical school at New York University (NYU) where he also completed residency training in General and Plastic Surgery. He then moved to Philadelphia for a fellowship in Craniofacial surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Glat then joined the faculty at Drexel University College of Medicine where he is a Professor of Surgery. He is also the Chief of Plastic Surgery at St. Christopher’s Hospital where he is the Director of the Burn Unit.
Featured Contributor: Kathy McClureKathy and her husband were always asked about the FREE and cheap things they were discovering. They started sharing everything the knew on the Frugal Lancaster blog in 2010 and haven’t stopped since! They love to check out free petting zoos, free summer movies, and all the free christmas light shows during the holiday season—and their kids love the free splash pads, roller skating, bowling and ice hockey lessons they learn about in Lancaster County!
Featured Contributor: Amber FloydMy name is Amber, and I'm the owner of My Cherished Jewels! I was born and raised in Kansas City, MO and have worked with families all my life and am currently serving new moms as a part-time labor and postpartum doula in addition to providing safety tattoos on Etsy!
Featured Contributor: Lindsey CoverLindsey Cover is a work-at-home wife and mom of two young boys, Jadon and Owen. She blogs about affordable healthy living, money-saving methods, simple recipes, and more at SimpleSaverWife.com
Featured Business & Contributor: Kevin Brodwick of Thinkbaby
Thinkbaby and Thinksport's founder, Kevin Brodwick brought his interest in health and preventative medicine and his background in biotechnology together to form a company whose sole purpose is to create alternative products for little ones to adults.
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