I’m a Coppertone Water Mom!

Summer is here! Maybe not officially, but most places are hot and getting hotter.

Perfect for playing outside, but wait!! DON’T FORGET THE SUNSCREEN!!

I’ve lived in South Florida for 32 years and even though I’ve moved north ( a little) sunscreen still plays an important role in our every day lives.

Here are some basic but necessary tips!

Apply sunscreen before you go into the sun!  We always apply before we leave to go to the beach, park, pool or just walking.

Apply enough sunscreen! Did you know you need to apply enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass with? You do!

Get it on everything! Ears, neck, shoulders and don’t forget your lips! They can get sunburned too! Oh and a hat!

Have someone get those hard to reach places so you don’t look like my hubby!


Use SPF 15 or higher! I always use 30 SPF.

Reapply, reapply, reapply. Apply every 2 hours. It’s hard to remember when you’re having fun, but it will hurt you in the long run!


Being a Coppertone Mom, I was sent some samples to share with family and friends, as well as the new Coppertone Spray Sunscreen. The few times we went to the water park, I applied 30 SPF to everyone before we left. I always go a little under the swimsuit to get all exposed skin. Then after a few hours of play, I used the spray to apply again. It was easy to use the pool and it worked wonderfully!



Check out these fun crafts!! A home made bird feeder and homemade play dough!






I received samples and information as a Coppertone Mom. Opinions are my own.

“As a member of the Coppertone® Water MOMS group, I receive product samples and promotional items to share and use as I see fit.  No monetary compensation has taken place and any opinions expressed by me are honest and reflect my actual experience.”


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Your poor hubby! That’ s kinda funny in an I shouldn’t be laughing way. 🙂

  2. Tammy S says:

    Thanks for the great reminders. I hadn’t heard the one about needing enough sunscreen to fill a shot glass. It makes me rethink how much I have been using, probably not enough.

  3. Reapplication is key! Thanks for the tips.

  4. Great tips! I couldn’t help but laugh about your hubby, lol.

  5. How fun! Can’t wait to read more!

  6. I have always been a fan of the Coppertone products!

  7. Love their products!

  8. Congrats! We love Coppertone.

  9. Love Coppertone, congratulations!

  10. Whooo congrats!

  11. His back is so funny.

    I have a little boy who is allergic to sunscreen. Every summer is a nightmare.

  12. Wow, congratulations! We are neurotic about preventing sunburns here.

  13. That’s crazy!

  14. coppertone is our preferred brand
    LOL at hubby’s back that is toooo Funny

  15. Congratulations on the opportunity. Your poor hubby’s back!

  16. Yowzer on the pic of Hubby, but congrats.

  17. Your poor hubs! Congrats on the Coppertone campaign!

  18. A www, your poor guy!

  19. Your poor hubby. Is it mean that I laughed though??

  20. Good advice here. I am not from South Florida, but up in Canada. I LOVE the sun and have always soaked it up. I grew up in Montreal and was at an outdoor pool every day all summer long. We didn’t really have / use sunscreen back then and I never burned. But now I burn more easily. Something has changed.

    Anyway, here are a few tips I’d like to throw in:

    1) Remember clouds don’t block the UV. I worked as a lifeguard for many summers and I witnessed people getting sunburns on cloudy days. If you’ll be out for a length of time, even if it’s cloudy, put some sunscreen on.

    2) Remember the sun is still healthy. It’s our natural source of Vitamin D and we need to get enough exposure to it. Avoid sunscreen for short periods of exposure to the sun, but use it when you’ll be in the sun for long enough to otherwise burn.

    3) When you go away (Caribbean, Florida, etc) you’re bound to forget just how powerful the sun is as you go south. Every time I go away I watch someone bake all day, without enough sunscreen. They casually “forgot” how different the sun is down south versus at home in the north.