Beach Bum – 4 Essentials To Ensure You’re Beach-Ready This Summer

Beach Bum - 4 Essentials To Ensure You're Beach-Ready This Summer

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When you hear the word “summer,” you likely think of sunny days and hours spent at the beach. However, with our busy day-to-day lives, many of us feel unprepared when going to the beach. Here are four essentials to ensure you are beach-ready this summer.

Work on your confidence

Many people feel self-conscious when they go to the beach. Thanks to social media, they worry about having a “beach body” and being in impossibly good shape. If left unchecked, these fears put way too much pressure on us. However, it’s still worth getting in shape for the health aspects. A regular work-out schedule and a healthy diet will not only improve your physique, but it will also boost your self-confidence. 

Consider taking fun fitness classes or joining an activity that will get you moving. Swimming is a great option because you exercise, get in shape, and improve your beach-essential swimming skills. For those who haven’t swum in a while, adult swimming lessons are a wonderful idea to get you beach-ready.

Bring plenty of snacks

After hours of swimming or walking along the beach, you are going to get hungry. If you plan on spending a day by the water, bring plenty of snacks with you so you’re prepared when the hunger pains strike. Make sure you bring food that is easy to carry, won’t spoil, and can be eaten without making a mess. Some good snacks include granola bars and other snack bars, trail mix, and pre-made sandwiches (that way you don’t have to deal with making them on the beach). Also, bring plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. 

Pack the right gear

Another important part of any beach mission is making sure you have the right gear. An absolute must when going to the beach, or anywhere else that will have you in the sun, is to bring sunscreen. Sun safety is extremely important in preventing sun-related damage and skin issues. 

Other seaside essentials include beach towels, a good swimsuit that you feel comfortable in, a first aid kit in case of emergencies, sunglasses, and a bag to put it all in. If you are bringing kids, make sure to have toys like buckets and shovels that they can play with, as well as proper floatation devices to keep them safe.

Make a plan

If the beach is more than a quick walk away from your house, it’s best to go prepared with a plan. Doing this ahead of time can take away a lot of the stress involved with going on a trip. Research your chosen destination and compile a list of activities you would like to do while there. Even if it’s just a day trip, planning ahead cuts out the potential for boredom, stress, or FOMO, allowing you to kick back and enjoy your beach time instead. 

Make sure you have directions to where you are going and know how long it will take you to get there. This will give you a better understanding of how much downtime you have so you can give yourself ample time to do all that you want to do. It is also a good idea to make a list of everything you need to bring with you beforehand so that you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything. If you are staying overnight, book a hotel room so that you have the peace of knowing you have a place to stay.

Many people unnecessarily stress about going on a trip to the beach. By following the tips above, you are sure to be beach-ready and have a relaxing, enjoyable trip.

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The Benefits of Rocking Chairs for Kids

The Benefits of Rocking Chairs for Kids

Are rocking chairs worth the investment? The simple answer is yes. While parenting techniques may vary from one mother to another, a great consensus exists regarding the usage of rocking chairs. Rocking chairs have turned into must-have necessities for new parents and it’s all for a good reason. With the rocking chair therapy in mind, here are a few reasons why investing in this type of furniture is worth it.

Calms and Soothes Your Baby

Parenting is a great experience and you will be ecstatic at the sight of your newborn. But the excitement might quickly fade away when you realize just how often your little one will be crying. To this extent, having a “rocking chair” would help. The rocking chair not only calms your baby but also coordinates their brain for sleep. With a rocking chair, you no longer have to worry about sleepless nights as the rocker can do its job just perfectly to calm your baby. Check out quality baby bassinets online for quality rocking chairs that will alleviate all your worries regarding your child’s comfort.

Fosters a Child’s Development

Research has shown that rocking chairs can offer emotional, social and motor development. Why? Because the frequent gliding motion of the rocking chairs enhances brain development and your child’s ability to pay attention. When the baby feels the back and forth movement of the rocking chairs, they become more aware of their body. This helps to enhance their movements and motor development. In addition, the gliding motion can stir the baby’s inner ear which is the balance mechanism and the upside of this is increased attention and alertness.

Comfortable Place for your Child’s Activities

Children get attracted to their favorite items and having a piece of furniture that they truly cherish would help. Having a likable chair that also serves a purpose is even more satisfying. There are several contributing factors to a child’s prosperity and one of them is including remarkable furniture such as the rocking chair in their room. Instinctively, they would be encouraged to read, relax and play in style. The best part? Be sure to use the rocking chair for years to come since it supports children of all ages.

Supports Children with ADHD

Rocking Chair Therapy Research suggests that rocking may help children with ADD and ADHD to focus their attention on the tasks at hand. Whether reading, studying or playing, such children are often on the go. Not to mention their permanent state of restlessness. Presumably, the rocking chairs provide the motion that the distracted kids yearn for while reading, studying or listening.


Such is the importance of rocking chairs in contemporary living that nearly every piece of furniture used by babies in the early stages for their development is based on the rocking motion. Always remember that you can find high-quality Australian furniture online to get a befitting rocking chair design without compromising your child’s comfort.

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Traveling by RV or Travel Trailers On The Backroads

 Traveling-by-RV-or-Travel-Trailers-On-The-BackroadsNot to many years ago and when my kids were younger we used to spend a lot of time traveling short distances from home on the weekends, in the beginning, we used tents and our van and as time went on and we could afford it we had a bought a pickup and camper and eventually we bought a traveler trailer. I can tell you, we had so much fun driving to the campground where we could set up for the weekend and enjoy some good grub making dutch oven potatoes and cooking on the grill. My favorite was when we would make breakfast of bacon, eggs, and the “grilled toast”, there is nothing better than cooking in the outdoors. The smell is heavenly!

One of our favorite places was Timpanogos, up Lehi canyon off of 115, which was only about a 45-minute drive from Salt Lake. Close enough to head out from work on a Friday afternoon, get out of the rush and enjoy the fresh air and campfires.

Eventually, we sold the travel trailer and bought our first motorhome, with the first one we had a lot of fixing up to do. We had to buy parts for the fridge and stove inside and my husband was always handy with what needed repairing. However, it was sometimes a challenge to find the parts we needed and that was before we had internet and Amazon to get things quick.

And there were always things we needed like electrical supplies, awnings, tie-downs. One of the items that were not available at the time was a monitor for the water, now there is Campsmart to find everything that an owner of an RV would need, not to mention finding supplies online these days.

I sure wish I had pictures to share with you of some of our camping trips. One that took us 10 days was traveling across Wyoming, to Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills region of South Dakota and while we were in that area we also drove through the Badlands of North Dakota, what a huge difference in terrain!!

While we were at it we traveled to Bedrock City where the kids loved going to Flintstones theme park in Custer, South Dakota also in the Black Hills, which featured buildings and the Flintstone characters. I’ve read where they closed it down in 1996.

We had really great times traveling and as the kids grew up and started doing more things with their friend they spent less time with us, so it ended up just being the two of us, not the same as you can imagine but we did love any direction we would go every weekend we could. There’s nothing like being in the mountains, most of the time we were in Utah one direction or another.
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