Summer Essentials For Busy Mums

This is a collaborative post.

I don’t know about you but I am always busy doing something. I work from home – juggling a lot of different working hats too (blogger, freelance writer, virtual assistant, proofreader), I am also the main person at home doing the housework as Steve is out of the house a lot of the day. I also have Olivia at home all day (as she is too young for her free hours yet and I don’t really have the finances to put her in childcare) and so I am the main person taking her to her different groups, doing the school run with Jack and taking him to and from his groups.

As you can imagine, I don’t get much time to stop and actually relax. I actually went to bed for a lie down yesterday about 8pm for thirty minutes (I had so much to do but didn’t feel 100%) and woke up this morning instead – this very rarely happens and was very much needed!

With me being on the go all the time, I thought I’d talk about the essentials I am going to be needing this summer. What are your summer essentials?

First of all – and perhaps one of the most important summer essentials for everyone – a good sun cream. I can guarantee I will be out in the sun a lot this summer so I definitely need to ensure I’ve always got some suncream on hand.

A decent pair of shoes is my next choice. I spend a lot of time in flats during the summer but they can get worn out very easily – I do a lot of walking in the summer and this wears my shoes down quicker than I would normally do. I’ve been thinking about investing in some loafers or moccasins for the summer – perhaps some of these pairs from Damart – as they look very comfy, good quality and will wear better than a pair of ballet flats.

Thirdly, I will definitely be needing some maxi dresses. I mentioned in a recent post that I tend to wear leggings a lot – and my outfits can often be all black – which is not ideal in the summer and I can overheat. Maxi dresses are both stylish and light enough to be the perfect outfit option in the warmer months.

My final choice – and perhaps a weird one – is hairbands. I usually get my hair cut quite short in the summer – not pixie cut short but above my chin slightly. However, my hair grows incredibly quickly and I often end up with quite long hair by the end of summer. In the heat, I hate having my hair draped down my back, getting in my way and making my neck unbearably hot so I always like to put my hair up in a ponytail or a bun.

What summer essentials are on your list this year?


12 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Maxi dresses are a must for like everyone who wears dresses! They are just so simple to slip on and then head out in when the sun is shining.

    Are you jumping on the scrunchies are coming back fad?

  2. I can totally relate to being so busy, I often spend so much time rushing around doing a million jobs I always forget about myself! I love maxi dresses and comfy shoes they are definitely my summer staples! A good sun cream is definitely a must too!

  3. A maxi dress is always an essential item to have during spring, summer and possibly autumn too. I can only imagine how tired you were to wake up the next day.

  4. Hair bands are a must, my hair can get so sweaty and stick to my face if it’s not up when it’s super warm x

  5. I totally hear you on a decent pair of shoes. Also flats are the way forward for me, much easier and no strain xx

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