10 ITEMS FOR A STRESSLESS SUMMER
Summer is only a popcicle lick away… are you ready? Here are 10 practical, stylish, and simply delightful must haves to make this summer breezier than the Santa Ana winds!
#1 SUNBUSTER SHELTER
Available at L.L. BEAN
For under $100, this shade shelter is great for beaches, pools, and even picnics. The fact the shelter blocks harmful UV rays from our little ones’ skin makes this item absolutely priceless. **Item also doubles as a private changing area for slipping in and out of bathingsuits**
#2 CHILD LOCATOR GPS WATCH
Available at AMAZON
“Why didn’t I think of that?!” This personal GPS locator is designed exclusively for locating children, cannot be removed or deactivated without parent’s knowledge , and utilizes GPS and GSM technology to locate your child indoors, outdoors, in the US as well as globally. Neat!
#3 TOMS FOR THE FAMILY
Available at TOMS SHOES
TOMS shoes just rolled out their summer collection, and boy, is it HOT! Why not treat the entire family to these comfortable, light weight and totally tredy shoes?! With every purchase, TOMS will donate a pair of shoes to a child in need . This is a stylish and easy opportunity to introduce your child to philanthropy!
#4 CUISINART SOFT SERVE ICE CREAM MAKER
Available at CABELAS
Nothing beats ice cream on a hot summer day, and making your very own as a family makes it all the sweeter! There are a variety of ice cream makers on the market, but I personally enjoy soft-serve texture the best. This item retails for around $100, and can make soft serve ice cream, yogurt and sherbet.
#5 ZEN CLASS SEAT ORGANIZER
Available at TRAVEL SMITH
This item is an automobile must have! It helps keep the car clean, and also allows a parent to pack toys and boredom busters within arms reach of their child. Its a necessity for road trips and also great for around town use.
#6 BREVILLE PANINI DUO PRESS
Available at CRATE AND BARREL
When the weather outside is cookin’, the last thing you want to do is hover over a stove! A panini press is the best sollution for quick, easy, and cool meal. Paninis are great for lunch, dinner, or snacks and kids LOVE them! You can stick with the basic “grilled-cheese” style, or jazz it up with vegetables and meats. Its delicious to the taste and literally no sweat!
#7 ZINKA’S COLORFUL SUNSCREEN
Available at ZINKA
What can I say, Zinka is just awesome! This colored zinc oxide sunblock is a major summer must-have. Zinka makes sunscreen application with kids SO much easier! Kids actually enjoy putting it on and “painting” their faces. Its great for active kids and is water and sweat proof. It comes in all types of colors, in fact, they just rolled out purple!
#8 POCKET SIZED WATER PROOF CAMCORDER
Available at AMAZON
Don’t miss a single summer memory– including water ballon fights! This camera is great; its compact, easy to use, and waterproof. Love it!
#9 DONT MAKE ME MUG
Available at BUY
We’ve all had that moment. Tired and physically drained from being in the sun all day, and of coarse that is right when the kids start a back seat bicker-fest! This fun little mug is great for taking a calming beverage on the go , and will surely get a smile from other parents.
#10 KID VENTURES: SUMMER CAMPS
Okay. So its been a long summer. You could totally use a little down time, meanwhile, your kid has the wiggles! KV’s kids day camps are the PERFECT solution. Let your kids play with KV’s awesome and energetic staff inside the climate controlled indoor play center, and treat yourself to a little YOU time. KV camps have fun themes that run throughout the summer. Its truly a great experience for any child! You can sign your child up for a day, a week, or even longer…!