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Summer 2020

June 30, 2020

Summer 2020

June 20th was the official start of summer 2020. I can almost hear the collective sigh. Yes, this summer is going to look a lot different than in past summers. But, instead of fixating on the negative (the things we can’t control), I’m choosing to focus on the positive. As a family, we are coming together to find creative ways to make home life and family time more fun while staying safe.

The Healing Powers Of The Outdoors

Spending time outside whether it be walking or biking is so important for physical and mental health. I believe we can still stay safe and have fun outdoors… we just need to remember to keep our distance and to also protect our self from the UV rays.

As a mom, I feel it’s my job is to “Protect The Fun.” The first thing we do before leaving the house is to apply Banana Boat Ultra Sport Lotion Sunscreen SPF 50+.  

Banana Boat Ultra Sport Collection is water and sweat-resistant and is clinically proven to protect against UVA/UVB rays for as long the fun lasts.

The lightweight formula is also available in other forms like a stick or a spray.

Celebrating Every Moment

This summer we are looking for any excuse to celebrate! In addition to birthdays and graduations, we’ve hosted social distancing barbecues, outdoor movie nights and the dessert of choice is always ice cream cake. Coincidentally July happens to be National Ice Cream Month! 

Most of you know that I’m pretty savvy in the kitchen, but I have never been able to master the ice cream cake. Luckily I don’t have to because my kids are apparently ice cream cake snobs and insist on only getting ice cream cakes from I Love Ice Cream Cakes.

You’ve probably seen these cakes at your local grocery store or online. They come in lots of different sizes and flavors, like Carvel®, OREO®, and REESE’S.

They’re a delicious and super-easy option for birthdays, summertime fun, or “just because”.

You can find a variety of I Love Ice Cream Cakes in the bakery or freezer section of your local grocery store AND you can also order them online by going to and click on the Product Locator.

Reassess & Reset

This time of year is a great time to reassess and reset. When it comes to my health and wellness, the first-place I concentrate on is my gut health.

80% of our body’s immune cells reside in our gut. According to the Mayo Clinic, our bodies are home to TRILLIONS of bacteria both good and bad. The balance of it all is critical to our health.

This is when I turn to FRISKA. FRISKA has a lineup of 10 products that all feature a clinically proven probiotic, vitamins and a proprietary blend of digestive enzymes designed to make the nutrients in your food more bio-available

Now until July 13th, you can receive 20% off your total order by entering the code FRISKA20 on Amazon or at WWW.GETFRISKA.COM. Remember, if you’re looking for overall wellness, there is no place better to start than gut health!

For more summer tips be sure to head to my Instagram @erekav!

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