Our Top 4 Helpful, Family-Friendly Products for Summer! #summer #familyfun #2015

Summer is nearly upon us and it's the perfect time to share with you a few items that are on my "must-haves for summer" list! I know that there are lots of other "must-haves" that you probably think should be on this list, but I wanted to cover a few items that aren't always on every list. Enjoy!

Real Kids Shades

These sunglasses are the only ones we use regularly with our kids.  They provide amazing protection from harmful rays and they are extremely durable.  I mean, the only time we have had a pair break is when we accidentally ran them over with our car. The are virtually unbreakable otherwise! In the picture below, you can see how much our kids love them! Here are some fun facts about these sunglasses:
- Bend ‘em, Flex ‘em, You can’t break ‘em
- 100% UVA/UVB Protection
- Shatterproof Lenses
- Cool and Cute Styles for Kids 0+ and a variety of activities

Cave Tools 3 Piece Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set

Elgin (IL) Local (Free) Splash Parks - 2015 #Illinois #summerfun #chicago

Looking for a free and easy way to keep your little ones cool and having fun during the summer? Here is a list of all of the free splash pads and parks in the Elgin, Illinois area for 2015. Enjoy!

Slide Your Way into Cool Summer Fun with H2OGO! #giveaway #H2OGO! #ad

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bestway for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
We live in a neighborhood that doesn't allow pools and our local pool membership is outside our budget. With this in mind, I am often looking for fun ways for our kids to cool down in the summer.  Along with being fun, I need something that is easy to setup and take down and will keep the kids (and their friends) happy, cool and safe in the summer sun: a backyard water slide!