While the kids may have Superman or Little Mermaid, it's time for mom to have a grown up beach blanket. They are fun and, this year, you need something to sit on!

This blanket is from Cupshe but you can find cute round beach towels even at the Dollar General. While some keep out the sand and others are made to dry off, be on the lookout for a cute one for you!

This printed Boho-inspired cover-up I am wearing is actually a dress. I love thrifting for stretchy knit dresses that work as a cover-up. If you aren't finding one you like, try searching for a dress!

At one time I got to enjoy being a magazine mom at the pool but with a little one, I am now back to fulltime lifeguarding.

Some day again, ladies! Some day!

I have written a whole post about how some of us women don't want all their cheeks hanging out of their swimsuit. And another about what kind of suit flatters which body type. If you're looking for something a little funny and a good laugh, here's a post I did when pregnant and looking for a swimsuit, with a video from The Middle.

But to really make your day, and to celebrate turning 42, here is a video from Jen & Kristin from iMomsohard about swimsuits. I was lucky enough to see these ladies in person and they are hilarious. (And Husker fans.)

I'm stalling, I know. So, without further ado, here is me in my little swim dress. It really is an amazing option when you don't want all of that out there. I've had junk in my trunk since the 8th grade. I am a self described expert at this point in bum camouflage.

I wish I could say there were heavy filters involved here but that's all me. Did I mention it's my birthday? Please be kind.

What I love about a swimdress, it covers. The one I am wearing is a navy Jessica Simpson and has a little cut out below the bust line. It also has a really fun texture to it and that gives it a retro vibe.

So if maybe you don't want a string bikini at this age... No? Oh that means you're NORMAL. I mean no shame to anyone who is wearing one. Kudos to you! But please don't be that girl that is always wearing the swimsuit in group pictures trying to throw shade at all the other girls. Don't be that girl. No one else is wearing the swimsuit in the picture, okay?

So if you're nervous about wearing a suit, this is the starter kit. I don't care if you're a size 2 or 22, this look will flatter. You don't have to overthink it. The point is, get out there!

And age is just a number, right? Cheers!

Any mom can tell you that having a cover-up for a swimsuit is a must. You never know when you'll find yourself in an awkward exchange- hotel elevator, Caseys after a trip to the pool, a boat ride, the beach bar., chasing a child. Some of us do not want to be doing these things in just our suit.

So just as important as the swimsuit, find yourself something really fun to cover up in.

Here I am arriving at the pool with all the mom things- a tote full of towels, sunscreen, toys and goggles that you'll spend 95% of your time adjusting for your kids. A sip of water and a hat. Because the affects of the sun are starting to SHOW. :)

This cover-up is from Dillards and as you can imagine, I have several others. But a cover-up can be different things to different people. I'll post more about that later this week. What I enjoy about this one is the fun tie dye print and the bright pompoms on the front. It also has little green ties on the side that you can see better below- that you can either wear on your shoulders or off.

And don't forget the sunnies!

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