Want a great way to keep dry from infant to adult this Summer?

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Then purchase a box of Organic Rapunzle Cornstarch powder!

This week our area has been in the high 90’s, which can do a number on your skin.

From prickly heat, to sweat, or even a rash, dusting your body with cornstarch can relieve those symptoms naturally!

The other day I met a mother whose baby was in a diaper in his stroller. I gave her my tip of dusting under her son’s neck, underarms, diaper area, back of his neck & back to prevent a rash.

Cornstarch is unscented, inexpensive, as well as a natural way to stay cool!

I would purchase small travel bottles in the travel section in your market for the entire family to use! (Great for your diaper bag too!)

I found Rapunzle Corn Starch on Amazon for under $3, & all health food stores carry this product as well.

Enjoy this fab tip!

Take it from a Mom Who is keeping her family cool this summer!

Want to repel mosquitos this summer?

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Then shop on Amazon.com for Simba mosquito bands & patches, Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Spray, or Superband mosquito repellant bands!

This year is said to be the worst for mosquitos, which is horrible, especially if your child gets bitten.

My daughter suffers terribly, in which she swells, is uncomfortable, & can lead to a sleepless night!

I have tried many products, & came across the repellents listed above which have been a hit!

Prior to leaving the house, I spray my children’s clothes before they put them on. Then I mist their arms & legs, & give them a wristband if we will be outside for a long period of time.

Amazon has a large section, of natural, DEET free repellants to choose from which I LOVE, & so will you!

Take it from a Mom Who is stocked up for Summer! Take that mosquitos!

Want a delicious recipe for Berry Handpies?

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Then head to your local farm, & market!

There is nothing better then baking with fresh produce with your children!

Yesterday after my family went berry picking, we made this fab dessert, which was devoured!

Ingredients: *1 box of Pillsbury Pie Crust (Found near the crescent rolls in the refrigerated section of your supermarket). *1/2 tsp. of orange zest, *1 Organic egg, * 2 tbs. of cornstarch, *1/3 cup of Organic sugar, *1/2 cup of blueberries, *1 1/3 cup of raspberries, & *1 1/3 cup if blackberries.

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 400*, & line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, & set aside.

1.) In a large bowl mix cornstarch & sugar together with a fork.

2.) Add orange zest, blackberries, blueberries & raspberries into the mixture & mix gently.

3.) Whisk the egg a small bowl & set aside.

4.) On a floured surface, open the two packages of pie crusts. Cut out four 5 inch circles from each sheet, totaling 8 circles. (Discard the remaking scraps of dough.)

5.) Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the berry mixture on half of each round.

6.) Brush the edge with the egg mixture, then fold in half.

7.) Next crimp the outline, score 3 slits, then place onto the cookie sheet.

8.) Brush the top of each pie with the remaining egg wash, & bake until golden brown for 20-25 minutes in the center rack of the oven.

9.) Cool on a wire rack until cool.

Makes 8 individual pies.

Enjoy a fab & amazing dessert your children will love to make with you!

This recipe is quick, fun, easy & one that you will make all summer!

Take it from a Mom Who can’t wait to make this again next weekend with my kids!

Want to do something memorable this Summer with your children?

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Then head to a local farm to pick seasonal fruit!

Today my children, their cousins & grandparents went the Seven Pond Orchard, in Water Mill, New York.

We picked raspberries, blackberries & blueberries & could have stayed there for hours!

From age 2+, your children will be amazed at picking something themselves!

As I have mentioned in previous posts, if you involve your children in purchasing produce, they tend to try new things.

Moments like these are priceless, being in nature teaching your children how things grow is a moment in which you will forever treasure!

Take it from a Mom Who made hand berry pies with the kiddies tonight!~ Delish! (Recipe in tomorrow post!)

Want an amazing SPF lip balm for kids to adults?

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Then head to Target, your local pharmacy, or Amazon.com for EOS SPF 15 Lemon lip balm!

We tend to protect our skin & hair, but forget about our lips!

It is just as important to protect them too, & this product is a, “Must Have for Summer”!

I bought a set for our beach bag, & labeled them with a Sharpie each of our names!

They are Paraben, PABA, Phthalate, Petroleum, & Gluten free, as well as are made with natural flavor.

EOS Lemon lip balm is water resistant for up to 80 minutes which I love!

For more information go to, www.evolutionofsmooth.com!

Take it from a Mom Who is protecting her family from the sun! Enjoy!

Want a box of fun for kids ages 3+?

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Then check out the puzzle box, “About Face”, by eeboo!

On my Summer quest for fun things for our children, I stumbled upon this, & many other items at Stevenson’s Toyshop in Southampton, New York.

“About Face” is filled with 160 images of fun photographs of objects that are found in the streets of NYC, & at the beach.

The object is to create countless funny faces, that your kids will love!

Today my five & nine year old had so many laughs seeing who had the funniest creation!

This box is great for restaurants, play dates, or a fab way to put a smile on your child’s face.

There is nothing better than seeing children being creative, & enjoying Summer! ~LOVE this!

Take it from a Mom Who loves having fun with her kids!

Want fab activity for your children to kick off Summer?

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Then pick up a poster board, markers, crayons, & let the ideas flow for Summer!

What a great way for your children to collect their ideas of things to do this season.

There is nothing better than fun experiences for your family, as well as making new memories each year.

Today my children & I first made our own lists on scrap paper, then I wrote out their check off list.

Afterwards, they drew pictures of each item near it, & our list was complete!

Enjoy another fab & fun idea your children will love!

Take it from a Mom Who wants to catch fireflies this Summer!

Want a great outdoor ball for the beach or outdoors?

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Then head to www.HearthSong.com!

I love finding fun & unique things for our children, & these outdoor giant balls, are a sure hit for all ages!

Check out the Incred-a-Ball, The Playball, Y’all Balls & lastly the GBOP Jr., for your children.

These fun inflatable balls range in size from 32″- 63″, & come in fun colors too.

Hearth Song sells an electronic pump which is a must, for you can inflate & deflate these in a snap! ~LOVE this!

Whether playing solo, or with friends, children will flock to these balls!

What better way for your children to run in the great outdoors all year long!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows all about fun!

Want to know my fave outdoor pool for kids?

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Then head to Toys R’ Us, Target or Amazon.com!

I am all about easy fun for my children, & since my son was two I have purchased pop up pools.

What I love is that they are great for travel, are easy to clean, & store into a small bag!

Aside from the pool, to prevent tearing, it makes sense to have interlocking outdoor nonslip mats, as well as a Neat Sheet to use as a cover overnight.

The pool comes in 48″ & 60″, and is made by Aqua Leisure. (I found mine at Toys R’ Us).

Another fab idea is to bring it to the beach for toddlers, or for children who fear the ocean.

Just fill with buckets of water, & enjoy a worry free day at the beach!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows how to have fun in the summer!

Want to know MomWhoKnows beach must have’s?

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Then head to Amazon.com for my pics!

Every summer we head to the beach, & I find great new things to bring & do with our children.

My faves are:

1.) Melissa & Doug sand toys, they have such fun varieties for girls & boys.

2.) Rubber Ducky Sunscreen, the best of the best, & the ONLY sunscreen that I have found that is waterproof for 8 hours. I have been using this product for over 7 years! (Solrx were the pioneers of putting good ingredients in their sunscreen!)

3.) California Baby Sunscreen stick I love for under the eyes, nose, & shoulders. It works as a barrier for those areas that get the most sun!

4.) Melissa & Doug’s Sunny patch water bottle. I fill it with mostly ice cubes & water. I use this to cool off the kids when it is hot, or for when the saltwater burns their eyes!

5.) Kites are so much fun @ the beach. My fave is made by Manhattan Kids, which is on a stick, so there are no tears with tangled strings!

6.) Coastal Solutions Jellyfish Squish is a great spray to have if our child is stung by a jelly fish. Spray the area & use a credit card to break the stingers away!

7.) A large fishing net is so much fun for the kids to use at the beach or the bay. Watching them catch minnows, or other sea life is priceless!

8.) The most durable shovel is made by the company Toysmith. We buy them in the same color, so no one fights over a different color!

9.) Sport Brella umbrella is my fave, because it can be used at the beach, picnics or sporting events!

10.) Crayola washable paints & paintbrushes are great for painting shells or rocks @ the beach! As early as 2, your child will love this craft at the beach!

11.) I always keep a Sharpie marker in my beach bag, to label all our sand toys, items, waters & snacks to prevent issues.

12.) Me4Kidz mini first aide kits are a must in your beach bag! You never know when a boo boo will happen!

13.) Pre packaged individual snacks are a must! They may be more expensive, but there is nothing worse then a soggy snack when a large bag is opened @ the beach all day!

14.) Change of clothes for the car is perfect to prevent shivers with the AC, a rash, or a wet car/booster seat!

15.) The Sand Off Towel is filled with powder for easy removal for sandy feet!

16.) Smart Water! Freeze a few bottles, & bring lots of water! Dehydration is not fun, & this water has no sugar, just electrolytes which is perfect!

17.) Frozen fruit is a perfect snack for the beach! I Slice watermelon, cantaloupe, & grapes, then freeze them the night before. ~Delish!

18.) XL beach blanket is perfect for the entire family! Lands End at Sears & KMart sell them.

19.) Beach chairs with cup holders prevent spills & tears. BJ’s Costco, & Target have great selections. Adult size chairs are perfect for 2 children to fit on!

20.) Munchkin Safety Duck Tub or small pools are perfect for babies & toddlers to cool off!

Enjoy!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows a thing or too about the beach!