5 Items Every Mum Needs in Her Summer Suitcase


With the summer approaching, many of us are preparing to get away from the mundane 9 to 5 of normal life. However, when you are a mum and have the whole family to pack for as well as yourself, packing for a summer holiday can be stressful and daunting. It is easy to focus so much on packing what everyone else in the family needs that you can forget your own essentials. Therefore, we have put together this list of five items that every mum should have in her summer suitcase to make sure she has the relaxing and enjoyable holiday that she deserves.

Suntan Lotion

While you probably won’t forget to pack the suntan lotion for your kids and the other half, you should also take your own suntan lotion that suits your skin. Keeping your skin protected from sun rays is essential, and the best way to go about it is to ensure that you are always wearing a high factor SPF cream as well as taking breaks from being in the sun to go and sit in the shade. It is crucial that you don’t only concentrate on protecting your children’s skin from the sun while forgetting to protect your own. 

Comfortable Swimsuit

When you become a mom, your body shape and size changes as a product of bringing your children into the world. This is a natural part of motherhood, and while you should learn to embrace your postpartum body, it is normal for you to feel self-conscious when faced with wearing a swimsuit around the pool or beach. Therefore, you might want to consider packing a couple of slimming swimsuits in your suitcase for your trip so that you can feel comfortable and flawless in a figure sculpting costume.

Cover Ups

If you are feeling self-conscious about how you look and want to feel comfortable while you are away, then you should pack some cover ups that you can wear while you are sunbathing. This is a great way to feel better about yourself while also protecting your skin from additional sun exposure while walking around.

A Good Book

You should be sure to pack a good book that you can read while you are away this summer. As a mum, you probably don’t have a lot of spare time at home to enjoy a gripping novel, but it is important that you make the time for yourself while you are away. Check out some of the best recommendations for holiday reads this summer and remember that your time away is for you to enjoy as well as the rest of your family.


Your summer suitcase also needs a stylish pair of sunglasses so that you can protect your eyes from the sun while you are away, while also making you look great.

By having all these staple items in your summer suitcase, you can be sure to make the most of your time away this year!

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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