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We are determined to make 2014’s summer season the best summer ever. We are taking on the challenge and making sure to plan some really amazing and fun filled adventures with our families while it’s warm HOT outside!

Family Trip in Usery Mtn ParkMy family lives in one of the best spots in the USA, in my opinion. We are a short drive away from some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations our country has to offer, and we love to spend our summers visiting them! Places like San Francisco, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Monterey (heck, the WHOLE CA coast!), and the famous Redwood Tree forests! Most of these destinations require time spent mostly outdoors which we love! On top of all these amazing outdoor destinations, we spend our extra free time at our clubhouse pool with the kids. We are in the pool every free morning we have, keeping the kiddos cooled off and burning their energy so that afternoons are a little more quiet.


Every single summer night that we are home, we take a family walk around our neighborhood. It’s a great way to spend time together as a family and to keep ourselves active and away from the temptations of electronics! IMG_5658

Park time during the mornings is such a treat before it gets hot out, and we LOVE to spend mornings on the swings!Summer at the park

When we spend so much time outside, I rely on good quality sun protection for my family. This summer we will be using a whole lot of sun screen. Simply Real Moms has been chosen to be ambassadors for Banana Boat’s Best Summer Ever. We will be posting all about our fun excursions here on the site, as well as ALL of our social media over the course of the summer. We will make sure to let you in on all the fun outdoor activities our families are up to, and how our Banana Boat sun care products hold up to our busy schedules!

Banana Boat sun care products are tested in seven conditions*:


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Banana Boat Kids Free Clear UltraMist Sunscreen 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, making sunscreen application simple and enjoyable for both kids and parents. The formulation is pediatrician-tested and goes on clear to provide fast and even coverage.


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Banana Boat 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.


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Banana Boat Mens Triple Defense Sunscreen is formulated for men’s unique sun care needs, Banana Boat Triple Defense sunscreens provide the heavy-duty, Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection you need, while also combatting odor and hydrating skin.




We’ve been using all three of these sunscreens the past few weeks. I love the ease of the Kids spray on sunscreen, and my son appreciates that we are ready for outdoor fun in less time! The Protect & Hydrate makes my skin smooth and is also easy to apply! The Mens Triple Defense has a nice “manly” smell that will please the dad in your life!

Want to have your own Best Summer Ever?! This summer, our friends at Banana Boat are hosting the Best Summer Ever sweepstakes, which gives families a chance to win summer fun prizes, including the grand prize – a family trip to a Treehouse Resort. Make sure you sign up on the Banana Boat Facebook page!

*Please note, seven conditions does not apply to tanning products, oil products, SPF 8 lotion, SPF 100 lotion for kids, lip balms, kids FREE and Zinc Faces. © 2014 Energizer. Playtex and other trademarks are owned and licensed by Energizer. Use and reapply as directed.