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Fueling Our Summer With Milk


Kids swimming in pool on floatWith summer in full effect here in southern California our kids are finding plenty of things to do outdoors. Plus it being so hot we are spending more and more time outside and since the kids are out of school we have all the time for summer play days. A lot of people have pools here in southern California and with temperatures above 100 degree we’re spending a lot of time in the pool.
When I think about my favorite summers growing up I always think back to hot California summers and spending a lot of time swimming in the pool and playing with my sisters. Our younger girls are very close, if you ask them they’re best friends and they literally do almost everything together. Brooklin learned to swim by herself when she was three, she just jumped in and started to swim so I have loved getting to watch her to try teach her little sister how to swim. In Mia’s eyes she wants to be exactly like Brooklin so I know that they don’t know it yet but they’re hours of playing together really is creating lasting memories that each of them will never forget.Kids swimming in poolWe try to eat healthy and live an active and healthy lifestyle. I always want the very best for my kids so when we have long days of playing outdoors I have to make sure that they stay fueled and ready for more tie at the pool. Our girls love a cool glass of a milk on a hot day. Whether alongside lunch or just as a refreshing snack each 8-ounce serving of milk provides 8 grams of high-quality, natural protein. Kids drinking milk

Help Your Community This Summer! 

Although some programs like the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program help to deliver meals when school is not in session, the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program do not reach children during the summer months. That’s why food banks play an even more critical role in helping children access nutritious foods when class isn’t in session.

You can help feed children right in your community this summer with a small donation at milklife.com/give. We encourage your family to give back too if you’re able to and you will help fuel a summer of great childhood memories for a kid near you with the Great American Milk Drive.

Share & Give

You can also give back easily for free, with each share of Great American Milk Drive “Feed A Childhood” content with hashtag #milkdrive via Facebook and Twitter between now and 6/30/16, The Great American Milk Drive will contribute $1 to the Feeding America® network for the purchase of fluid milk, up to a maximum total donation of $5,000. So share this post with #MilkDrive and Milk Life will donate $1! 

How do fuel your summer with milk?


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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.



  1. Richard Hicks on July 7, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    I love glass of milk with cookies in the evening and in cereal in the mornings

  2. Anosa on July 2, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I love making smoothies and milkshakes during summer, that’s how fuel my summer with milk.

  3. AEKZ2 on June 30, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    We make yummy fruit smoothies with milk

  4. vicki lorenz on June 30, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I cook alot of crepes with milk for breakfast. Also I make Warm Chocolate milk for my grandson to drink while waiting for breakfast to be made.

  5. Stephanie Larison on June 30, 2016 at 4:46 am

    We make lots of smoothies to keep us cool and for a treat!

  6. Laurie Emerson on June 29, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    We fuel our summer with milk by having a bowl of cereal for breakfast with milk

  7. Megan Elford on June 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    We love milk, especially of the chocolate variety ;-). Our kids actually prefer it to carbonated drinks or juice!

  8. Cynthia Gartung on June 28, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    We drink ALOT of milk! Keeps us moving moving mooooving 😉

  9. Tracy Shafer on June 28, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    We use to start our mornings every day.

  10. Susan Smith on June 28, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    We have milk for our meals and in our smoothies.

  11. Ashleigh Walls on June 28, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    Milk is definitely one of my youngest child’s favorite drinks. Always great to keep their bones strong.

  12. ricci on June 28, 2016 at 8:11 am

    I’m normally not much of a milk drinker but I have been drinking a lot more lately!! Great post!!

  13. Robin Rue on June 28, 2016 at 5:59 am

    We love to make milkshakes during the summer with our fresh fruit! It is refreshing and keeps you going.

  14. Rebecca Swenor on June 28, 2016 at 4:28 am

    This is an amazing cause indeed and I love you don’t have to donate just share this hastag #milkdrive. I will have to share this with my sisters so they can help too. Thanks for sharing the information.

  15. rika on June 28, 2016 at 12:43 am

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! My husband and kids love milk. We consume about 2 gallons of milk a week

  16. Franc Ramon on June 27, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Having milk as an added boost can really help give them extra energy. It’s also a lot healthier.

  17. Melissa C on June 27, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I use milk to fuel my summer with smoothies

  18. Jeanine on June 27, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    We love milk in our house! We go through SO much of it every other day. It’s insane we will need to buy a cow soon! Milk is so important!

  19. Ashley C on June 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    We have milk for breakfast every morning and in smoothies every afternoon! It is definitely a must in the summers for us!

  20. Jaque on June 27, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    For the children it is milk over ice, for mom it is milk over ice with coffee! 🙂 Thank you.

  21. Tim Deeter on June 27, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    My kids and I drink a lot of milk every day.

  22. Liz Mays on June 27, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I like that they’re giving back to Feeding America with those shares. Milk is so important for growing kids.

  23. Katherine Riley on June 27, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    We make milkshakes to help cool us off and give us energy to do more fun stuff during the summer.

  24. Jenn @ EngineerMommy on June 27, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    My kids and I drink a lot of milk every day. It’s such a delicious, nutritious beverage. We also spend a lot of time outdoors in the summer!

  25. Ellie Wright on June 27, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I only serve milk to my kids at meals. We go through a couple of gallons a week.

  26. Alyce Poalillo on June 27, 2016 at 11:51 am

    I cook with milk and cheese a lot and of course I make fresh fruit ice cream often in the summer.

  27. lisa on June 27, 2016 at 11:33 am

    I love milk and so do my kids. It’s so important for growth. It’s hard to imagine kids in the world don’t get milk that they need.

  28. Sarah on June 27, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Milk is so important for sure, glad you are fueling your summer with milk!

  29. Pam on June 27, 2016 at 8:09 am

    Child hunger and food insecurity is so common and so many people don’t even know. Some of the schools in our area have school lunch programs open during the summer months on certain days. That way kids are guaranteed a meal a few days a week. I’m glad that you are raising awareness for child hunger and letting us know how we can help. I will definitely be buying some milk to support Feeding America!

  30. Jeanette on June 27, 2016 at 7:14 am

    I always think it’s fantastic when big companies donate. I know a lot of them do but I think a lot of places don’t also. I’m so glad to see that this company keeps those of us that don’t have business thinking we can do in order to make a difference in peoples lives also.

  31. Vera on June 27, 2016 at 7:13 am

    Looks like summer is off to a great start for you!! I know with three kids I go through a ton of milk, love that it helps fuel them!

  32. William Sweeney on June 27, 2016 at 6:31 am

    My kids are the biggest milk fans!! Alot of our summer time fun is fueled by milk when the kids are playing outside.

  33. Alli on June 27, 2016 at 5:25 am

    I think it’s fantastic that Milk Life is giving back by helping feed the children in the community during the summer season. And I like that we all have an opportunity to join in and help out.

  34. Terri S. on June 27, 2016 at 4:27 am

    I fuel my summer with milk by making milkshakes and frozen pudding pops for my granddaughters. They love them and I’m happy that they’re getting extra protein for their growing bodies.