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Summer is approaching quickly and I am always on the hunt for the best sunscreen for my little lady to use. Along with swimming almost everyday, lake visits, splash pad play, we also try to go to the beach once a year and keeping her skin soft and burn-free is extremely important to me. A couple of years ago I would have just grabbed whatever sunscreen was cheapest on the shelf but I am really trying to be more conscientious of what I put on our bodies. I really love the THINK DIRTY APP. Using this app, you can scan your sunscreen, lotion, bug spray, etc to see how safe they actually are. The majority of sunscreens that you find at your local grocery or drug store are usually full of questionable ingredients and known carcinogens. I am not saying that I won’t use whatever is offered if I have forgotten to apply but I do try and use what is best for both her and me.  Below is a list of the best, safest and most pure sunscreens on the market for kids:

Moms of Tulsa Best Sunscreen for Kids

SUPERGOOP / HONEST / THINKBABY / BLUE LIZARD / BADGER / RODAN & FIELDS

What is your favorite natural sunscreen that you use on your little ones?

These cute Watermelon Tea Towels will add summer fun to any kitchen!  I love keeping it simple with tumble dry tie dye! Simply spray your items of choice and throw in the dryer and you are ready to go!

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Supplies Needed:

  • Flour Sack Towels
  • Tumble Dye paint
  • Black fabric paint pen or black fabric paint with paint brush
  • Twine or rubber bands
  •  Scissors

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Lay the tea towel out and pick it up from the center and let the edges fall. Gather the bottom and tie off with twine or rubber bands. This will create the white gap from where the green top and pink bottom will be sprayed.

Moms of Tulsa Watermelon 3As you spray make sure you pull open the creases and pull out the white inside that needs to be sprayed. Open and spray in all the creases.

Moms of Tulsa Watermelon 4After Finishing the bottom move to the top and start to spray the green. Make sure you hold the pink away from the green so the colors don’t blend together. Spray in all the creases like you did with the pink.

Moms of Tulsa Watermelon 5After you are done spraying all your color, follow the directions on how to dry on the back of the bottle. Most say to air dry for 30 minutes then throw in the dryer on high for 30 minute to set the colors. Once dry, I ironed all the wrinkle out. Lay out flat then use the black fabric paint pen to add your seeds. There is no rhyme or rhythm to this…add as many or as little as you like till you are satisfied with your look of your watermelon.

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Welcome summer and embrace the joie de vivre with a French-inspired picnic! The ambiance of your meal is just as important as the portable provisions, so a bit of planning is required to elevate your soiree from basic to elegant. The French practically invented picnicking and everyone loves a good theme. Recreate the dining al fresco experience amidst the Jardin des Champs-Elysees in your own backyard. From what to wear, to who to invite and what to pack, this is your ultimate guide to a tres chic French Market Picnic.

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My best girl, Jenny and I put together a mint and coral gender reveal for my sister who is pregnant with baby number 4! My sister, Veronica decided that since this is her last child, she wanted to find out as a family what gender the baby was going to be. Jenny and I put our heads together over lunch and voila! a party was born! We decided we wanted to go with the colors coral and mint instead of the traditional pink and blue. We only had a couple weeks to plan but I think we hit it out of the park! Veronica and her family were thrilled and I am so glad we got to help celebrate with them!

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Are you guilty of not drinking enough water, like me? The health benefits of intaking plenty of water are without question. To make the task a bit more fun and pretty too, simply freeze bits of your favorite fruits and herbs inside ice cubes! Keep a tray on hand to add to your glass for a subtle infused flavor and aroma. Not only will you be adding interest, but you’ll be jazzing up your H2O with detox, immune-boosting and other beneficial qualities. Citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, lime, etc) and berries (raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) are great. Mint, sage, basil and rosemary are lovely herb choices. Trust me, your children will get a kick out of the bright colors, textures and flavor as well!

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