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The Easiest Sun Protection Idea for Moms

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This post was sponsored by Neutrogena® as part of an influencer activation for The Motherhood.  I received complimentary products to facilitate my review.

Help raise your kids to be part of the first “sun safe” generation with this one easy sun protection idea!


On average, more than 350 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every hour. My dad and my sister are two of them. Both spend a lot of time outdoors and despite the fact that 99% of dermatologists agree that using sunscreen helps lower skin cancer risk, they didn’t use sunscreen like they should.


So I of course, am doing everything I can to make sure that my kids (and myself) are sun safe this summer and every other day of the year!

Neutrogena® is leading a call to action to moms, called #MimicMommy,  to use sunscreen in front of your kids to demonstrate the importance of daily sunscreen use.  Every mom knows their little shadows mimic what they do. Sometimes it’s not exactly our best habits they mimic. But #MimicMommy gives us moms a chance to set the right example and let our kids see us applying Neutrogena® sunscreen on ourselves first, and then, have them #MimicMommy.

One way to get kids to have fun while putting on sunscreen is to sing a song and dance. We use the kid song “Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes.”  My kids learned the song in Spanish class this school year and are obsessed with singing it. It’s a great way to make applying their favorite Neutrogena® sunscreen fun and to remind them to cover all areas of their bodies.


Or you can use this catchy tune from The Holderness Family!

Neutrogena is launching the MimicMommy MOVEment, to rally moms to help change skin cancer statistics and raise the first generation of sun-safe children. Neutrogena teamed up YouTube stars the Holderness Family to encourage all to get up and DANCE their way to sun protected skin. Check out how in the new video here: The #MimicMommy Dance. To help support this important cause, Neutrogena will donate $10K to the Children’s Melanoma Prevention Foundation.

How You Can Make A Difference and Start Protecting Your Children’s Future

  • Start early! Start using daily sunscreen on yourself and your kids as soon as they are old enough for it to be safe.
  • Make daily sunscreen application second nature for your kids by having them see you apply sunscreen on yourself.
  • Spread the world to help educate and protect those you love! #MimicMommy Mondays are perfect for this and make sharing easy!

I know that it can be tough to juggle all the demands of motherhood, but together, let’s create the first sun-safe generation! Every Monday this summer, follow #MimicMommy on social media as a reminder to your commitment to instilling safe sun behaviors in your kids.

Neutrogena® Sunscreen is available in a great variety of different types of sunscreens including Beach Defense® for the water and Pure & Free® Baby Sunscreen SPF 50 for the youngest family members. Get the perfect one for you and your kids!

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  • Kim Naumann
    June 20, 2017

    We love swimming! And bike riding! And painting happy rocks!

  • Christy Caldwell
    June 20, 2017

    I love having picnics with my boys and going to amusement Parks. We love the scary rollercoasters.

  • aaron reck
    June 20, 2017

    We really enjoy going to the state and national parks all over Kentucky. My hometown is known as the Heart of the Parks with 4 located in close proximity to the town. Lakes and caves are lots of fun.

  • Kim Reid
    June 20, 2017

    I like to take the grandkids to the park and have a picnic, thanks!

  • Kathy D
    June 20, 2017

    I love going to the lake at the State Park

  • Hollie Jahnke
    June 20, 2017

    We love to go camping and going to the beach.

  • angie depue
    June 20, 2017

    we love camping, swimming and fishing!!! Great way to make memories!!

  • Jennylyn Gross
    June 20, 2017

    amusement parks

  • Virginia H
    June 20, 2017

    I love swimming with the kids during the summer. Lately we have been playing along with the kindness Rocks in our city finding rocks and hiding them again. I can’t believe how much we all enjoy it.

  • Jen Freese
    June 20, 2017

    We spend lots of time outdoors. From hikes & picnics to just hanging in the back yard having a BBQ. Thanks for the chance to #win!

  • Michelle Catallo
    June 20, 2017

    Water parks 😀 Love taking them to our local one but, have to get there before it even opens to get the day going right

  • Judy Custer
    June 20, 2017

    Our favorite activity is going to the local lake. Not only is there a great beach but a great play area. We pack a lunch and spend the whole day there

  • Anita Jude
    June 20, 2017

    go on a picnic at the lake and let them wade and fish in the lake

  • Rachel Freer
    June 20, 2017

    My favorite summer activity to do with my kids is going to the beach. We live a few miles from Lake Michigan and there is a great public beach that we visit constantly in the summer.

  • Bea Alexandra
    June 20, 2017

    One of my favorites besides the park district aquatic center is miniature golf!

  • Nancy Schools
    June 20, 2017

    Going to the beach.

  • Elicia p
    June 20, 2017

    I have to say the pool. Since it opened last week we have been there EVERY day. Close behind is the hikes. I love that my kids love being outdoors.

  • Mya Murphy
    June 20, 2017

    We love volleyball and swimming!! All of us are addicted to water!!

  • Jessica M Miller
    June 20, 2017

    We love to go fishing. That is one cute bag. thanks for the chance.

  • Danielle Bell
    June 20, 2017

    We love playing with water balloons

  • Sandy A
    June 20, 2017

    Simply spending lot of time with my grandkids is the way I prefer to go.

  • kelly woods
    June 20, 2017

    We love to go to the beach as a family, thank you would love this

  • Jill Jackson
    June 20, 2017

    We love to go to the water park that is new in our town

  • Dynal Roberson
    June 20, 2017

    I love to go hiking up on the mountain with the kids during the summer.

  • Tonya Mcminn
    June 20, 2017

    My favorite activity to do with my kids during the summer is go swimming!!

  • Tracy Shafer
    June 20, 2017

    We love going to the beach and the zoo!

  • Mary. Benack
    June 20, 2017

    We love going camping an swimming

  • Melissa Craig
    June 20, 2017

    we love going to the Lake at Lake Michigan Silver beach, it is only 15 minutes from our house

  • Melissa C
    June 20, 2017

    My kids and I love heading out to our local water park for a day of fun and sun!

  • Amber Bourland
    June 20, 2017

    My kids are grown and gone, but I do love gardening with my grand kids. That does, of course, require use of sprinklers and hoses. 😉

  • Donna Kozar
    June 20, 2017

    We love to go swimming

  • tonni
    June 20, 2017

    swimming is our favorite activity

    • Naomie
      June 20, 2017

      I love to take the kids to the pool.

  • Dawn C
    June 20, 2017

    We like to hang out by the pool.

  • Vanessa martinez
    June 20, 2017

    Playing outside

  • Trisha Musgrave
    June 20, 2017

    Swimming is our favorite summer activity!

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  • Kelli Bryson
    June 20, 2017

    We like parks and the beach

  • Michelle Coles
    June 20, 2017

    We like to go to the beach and Theme Parks!

  • Samantha Wagamon
    June 19, 2017

    Our favorite summer activity to do as a family has to be camping. The lake is simply stunning and there is plenty to do. Hiking. Fishing. Swimming. We always make sure we have sun block with us.

  • Keri justice
    June 19, 2017

    Swimming and camping are our favorite summer time activities to do with the kids!

  • Jeanna
    June 19, 2017

    We enjoy spending time at the beach and BBq’ing there!

  • Jeff
    June 17, 2017

    With sun damage to my skin and 4 kids and a grandbaby we always have sunscreen.

  • Whitney Lett
    June 17, 2017

    We just recently moved and now only a few hours from the beach and we love going! We use a lot of sunscreen there!

  • Celina
    June 17, 2017

    I love being at the beach with my boys. We always apply sunscreen and I’ve used Neutrogena Beach Defense for the past 2 summers. I’m well aware of sun issues, so using sunscreen is important for all of us. We love being outside!

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    June 17, 2017

    I LOVE their face sunscreen! Fingers crossed I win! 🤞🏼This would be perfect for our Fourth of July family vacation to the beach!

  • Kendra
    June 16, 2017

    Getting sunscreen properly applied is so important!

  • Deb
    June 15, 2017

    We love the Neutrogena sun products. So gentle!

  • Renee @ Getting Fit Fab
    June 15, 2017

    Neutrogena is my favorite sunscreen to use for the beach and/or pool! I usually bring this when I go on my vacations. Great video!

  • Jaelan
    June 14, 2017

    My mom was always adamant about applying sunscreen, but I wish she would have been EVEN more so. Sun protection is really important, especially to those of us who are fair.

  • Wendy Cushing
    June 14, 2017

    Our favorite thing about Summer is hanging out at the pool. I love Neutrogena and would love to try the baby products for my new grandson.

  • Abigail
    June 13, 2017

    We love heading to the beach!

  • D Schmidt
    June 13, 2017

    We love to go for long walks on the beach.

  • Jaclyn Reynolds
    June 12, 2017

    We like going in the pool! Also playing in the sprinkler in our backyard.