Top 5 Signs You're a Mom at the BeachBeth Anne Ballance
Hey, y’all! I just got back from a week at the beach and man, was it lovely.
Ocean. Coffee in the morning on the back porch. Listening to the waves and reading a book and taking naps. I’ll be sure to tell you all about it here in a short bit but the biggest thing I noticed on this beach vacation is how I have officially transformed from beach babe to mom-on-the-beach:
I’m all about the skin protection. 1 of 5SPF 50 slathered all over me and my family, hats, cover-ups, and umbrellas. I don't even care about a tan at this point - I just don't want skin cancer.
I have coffee in my coozie, not beer. 2 of 5An iced coffee was the perfect beachside beverage and in the past, I would have filled my Roo Cup with vodka and cranberry.
I’m playing in the water. 3 of 5Instead of floating on a raft or spending the afternoon napping on a towel, I'm dodging waves and digging for sand fleas and building sandcastles.
The mom swimsuit. 4 of 5Gone are my days of bikinis. Instead, I'm in a one-piece with full coverage of my rear and even a little skirt at the bottom to help hide my stretch marks. My goal is to not draw attention.
I’m on the beach at sunrise and it’s not a walk of shame. 5 of 5oh, no. I'm walking a baby that woke up at 5:00am.
How did you know you were finally “a mom” on the beach?
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