Summer Must-Haves for Moms with Young Kids

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I have 2 girls under 3 {for a few more days at least}.  I'm tired, energized, and totally ready for the Summer season – all in one!  I love being able to let the girls run wild in the backyard and dreaming of days lounging by the {1 foot deep} pool!  I'm getting myself ready and thought you might be too, so I've created my list of some of the Summer Must-Haves for Moms with Young Kids!


All Moms are similar, but those with younger children really have to plan out the Summer accordingly.  We have little ones that are totally ready to be independent, bodies that might not be back to their fabulous shape yet, and delicate skin to protect!  Check out my list of must-haves, then let me know if you have something that you absolutely can't live without this Summer!


It's been at the top of my priority list for, well FIVE years now!  Why?  Because I was dignosed with Melanoma five years ago {and yes, that means I can officially call myself Cancer-FREE now!}.  Being only 25 and hearing that diagnosis was horrendous.  I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I went through {especially my girls} and I don't want to ever have to hear those words again.

So a tube or stick of sunscreen is always in our beach bag.


So, remember that part about tired.  Yep, moms with young kids are usually running on a bit of lack of sleep!  I love big sunglasses because not only are they protecting my eyes… they're covering up my dark circles too!

Water Wrap

If you have an infant or young toddler, a Water Wrap might just be your next best friend – it was mine last year!

Family in Ocean

Having the ability to have two hands free to help tend to Sophia {within reason, I did have a baby on my chest} made our time in the water a lot more fun for all of us!

Wet/Dry Bag

Whether you use cloth diapers or not, a Wet/Dry Bag should be on your Must-Have list, if you don't already have one.


I take it along when we go swimming, to the beach, even on just day trips {for potty training accidents}.  One side holds extra clothes, hair brush, sunscreen and in the wet side can go our swimsuits, dirty clothes, and even the water wrap!

Stylish Swimsuit

Just because we're Moms doesn't mean we have to wear a typical "Mom Suit".  You know what I mean, those swimsuits that you see and think "Oh, please let me never wear those!"  You don't have to!


Sure, our bodies might not be bikini ready – well, mine isn't but if yours is… go for it, but that doesn't mean I can't totally rock one of the trendiest colors and cuts this Summer!

And I'm going to do just that!  I was sent an absolutely gorgeous suit, the Gown Suit in Poppy {free for review} from Albion Fit.  I'm going to be sporting it all Summer long! 


The ruching on the waist gives me just the right feminine feel, while hiding that bit of a belly that comes after two young kids.  It's a one piece suit that doesn't give you the one piece blah's when you look at it!  It's also a suit that I know I won't be constantly worried about placement as it hugs my body, in all the good ways.


I'll actually be rocking my suit tomorrow at Dolly's Splash Country!  I'll be sharing our fun {and my sweet new swimsuit} on instagram, so be sure to follow!

You'll want to see all of the items that Albion Fit has to offer, I know – so be sure to follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay in the know about new products and sales on women's fitness and swimwear!  And if getting fit is on your Goal List for the Summer – Albion Fit has some great workout clothing to help you achieve that goal too!

Now I want to hear from you

What's one your Summer Must-Haves for Moms with Young Kids?




  1. Lorena Keech says:

    I like the blousy suit in black.

  2. Tari Lawson says:

    I like the Love Racer top in orange.

  3. Lesa Moats says:


  4. Stephanie Larison says:

    Icon Swimsuit — Emerald

  5. Heather says:

    i love the criss cross suit in plum!

  6. shannon Baas says:

    blousy suit.

  7. Vicki Howes says:

    I like the purple criss cross suit and the navy blousy – so many to choose from.

  8. Shawndra Befort says:

    I would definitely get the Blousy suit since I have a muffin top I'm trying to lose

  9. Steph Coupns says:

    i love the 26.2 full zip jacket in coral!

  10. Jaclyn Reynolds says:

    These suits are so cute!  Love the green blousey swim top!

  11. Carmen Van Deursen

    I like the BLOUSY SUIT, TOP, BLACK

  12. Carrie Phelps says:


  13. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I LOVE the Midnight Dip Swimsuit — Black

  14. Love the Blousy top in Emerald with the matching bottom.

  15. i like the blousy suit in navy

  16. Sonya Morris says:

    I love the Blousy Suit Top Black.

  17. I like the Blousy suit.

    Thanks for the chance.

  18. Tanaya S. says:

    I like the big polka suit.

  19. I love the yoga pants!

  20. I'm a huge fan of the blousy suit top bathing suit! great coverage!

  21. D SCHMIDT says:

    I also really like the show stopper black and white swimsuit

  22. I really like the black crisscross bathing suit.

  23. I would choose the Icon swimsuit in poppy!

  24. pinned it at:

  25. amy pugmire says:

    I like the midnight dip swimsuit 

  26. Gail Williams

    I like the Blousy Suit, Top, Navy very much!  

  27. Becky Richied

    This is my favorite item

  28. Becky Richied

    I love the Balboa dress in both the black and the white.

  29. Kasi Erwin says:

    The Jaw Dropper suit is precious!

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  30. Pinned to Pintrest

  31. *Supposed to say both the blue and pink.

  32. Both of the ballerina suits are adorable.

  33. Anne Perry says:

    Go Long Crew, with thumb-holes, Ballet Pink

  34. Marissa says:

    I like the criss cross suit! Although the gown is still my fave.


  36. lalaine hagler says:

    pinned it on pinterest

  37. Jessamine D.

    I pinned it here

  38. I also like the Midnight Dip Swmsuit black :)

  39. Kortney Homer

    I love the blousy swim.. and wouldn't mind trying out their optimum capris. I have a racer workout top already, and the material is the best. 

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  41. Oh my goodness! They have THE cutest one pice swimsuits EVER! 
    I would REALLY love to win this suit. 

    The other thing I am loving on their website is the signatre hoodie in heather grey! I love love the look of it!

  42. Kristen B says:

    I love the showstopper swimsuit<3

  43. I pinned my favorite suit!

  44. I like the so meshed suit!

  45. coley r says:

    cris cross plum

  46. the big polka top is so cute,  there's so many cute stuff and it gave me hope to be able to go swimming with my kids.

  47. Stacey B says:

    Pinned to pinterest

  48. Stacey B says:

    I love the Show Stopper in black and white

  49. Christy I says:

    I LOVE the blousy suit in emerald green <3

  50. I've never heard of a water wrap! How are they different from say, a Moby wrap?

    • p.s. lovin' the "midnight dip" suit! now, if only it came with the "bikini body"… ;)

      • Ha!  Amy – I am SOOO with you on that one!  ;) 

        I added the link to my previous review of the Water Wrap – it's a wrap with a little less stretch than a Moby because it's actually made of mesh!  So it doesn't get waterlogged when wet and dries quickly!

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