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banana boatI’m excited to announce that I’m a  Banana Boat® ambassador!  I’ll be posting several times about this important and fun product over the course of the summer.

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A few years ago, we put a swimming pool in our back yard and it completely changed my feelings about summer.  I’ve always loved summer, but now it’s my favorite season.  We live very close to Lake Michigan and the beach has always been a beloved part of my life, but with a pool right in my back yard, I’m happy to stay outside the entire day.  The summer of 2012, we almost did, it was a perfect summer for swimming.  I have a feeling this year will be too.

Me and my girl loving our summer fun!

Me and my girl loving our summer fun!

In addition to fun, with a pool comes responsibility.  I take two things very seriously – water safety and skin protection.  We have a system for when children come over.  I have multiple sets of colored bracelets.  Every child gets a bracelet, and an adult gets a corresponding, matching one.  That adult is then responsible for watching that child in the water.  If they leave the pool area, they hand off the band to another adult.  But if a child’s bracelet is in the water, an adult bracelet better be on someone who’s watching them.


Beach fun

Beach Fun!

The other thing I’m very serious about is sun protection.  I’ve know people with skin cancer, it’s nothing to fool around with.  We always have a “sunscreen buffet” of products that anyone can use.  I want anyone and everyone to feel free at anytime to use and reuse our sunscreen.  No burns here!

My girl knows how to splash!

My girl knows how to splash!

I am personally particular about the type of sunscreen I use.  Have you ever had sunscreen in your eyes?  Ugh!  Miserable.  So I make sure we always have Banana Boat® Kids Free Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen.  It is the only alcohol-free, tear-free, sting-free kids clear spray, and is great for moms searching for a sunscreen that is gentle on kids’ skin, yet powerful enough to provide dependable protection.  The formulation is pediatrician-tested and Banana Boat® Kids Free Clear UltraMist® Sunscreen is available in SPF 50+.  Even though I have lotion for other people to use, I’m also a huge fan of spray-on sunscreen.  It’s so easy!

summer fun

Summer party!

Did you know that Banana Boat® sun care products are tested in seven conditions?  They are tested in sun, pool water, ocean water, wind, sweat, sand and extreme heat – to provide safe and effective broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection for the entire family.

I love kayaking.  Definitely on this summer's to-do list!

I love kayaking. Definitely on this summer’s to-do list!

As we age, we lose moisture in our skin, especially if we spend a lot of time in the sun.  Protect & Hydrate Sunscreen Clear UltraMist® provides a unique 2-in-1 combination of sunscreen and all-day moisturizer, combining aloe with vitamins C & E, leaving the skin feeling soft and looking healthy when used and reapplied as directed for sun protection. This product provides safe and effective broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is ideal for everyday use. Banana Boat® Protect & HydrateTM Sunscreen Clear UltraMist® is available in SPF 30 and 50+.

Summer means baseball!

Summer means baseball!


Banana Boat® sunscreen is teaming up with actress and mother of two, Busy Philipps, to bring moms and their families the tips, tools and fun prizes they need to have the Best Summer Ever!    The grand prize is a family trip to a Treehouse Resort! Visit to learn about the Best Summer Ever Sweepstakes.  While you’re there, be sure to like the Banana Boat Facebook Page!  The Sweepstakes ends on July 31.  You can also follow Banana Boat on Instagram.

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