Emily Maynard searched for love on both The Bachelor and The Bachelorette, but it wasn’t until she reconnected with an old friend, auto-industry consultant Tyler Johnson, and married him in 2014 that she found her happily ever after. Now the busy mom of two — 11-year-old daughter Ricki, whose dad, NASCAR driver Ricky Hendrick, died in 2004, and 1-year-old son Jennings — is looking forward to an active summer at the pool and lake in Charlotte, N.C., as well as another baby, due in about two months!

“As soon as Jennings was born, I couldn’t wait to have another one! It’s a blessing, and we’re so excited,” the author of best-selling memoir I Said Yes said.

We caught up with Emily, 30, at the OK! & Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants Playdate at Myrtle Turtle Beach in Carowinds’ Carolina Harbor Waterpark. The delicious snacks came from Treat House, and a wet and wild time was had by all!

Emily’s Baby Must-Haves

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“I always put Jennings in Huggies Little Swimmers when we’re at the pool, lake or playing with backyard sprinklers,” said Emily. “I love that the sides open up, so I can change him without making a big mess. Plus, they don’t swell in the water! It’s a total mom win.”

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“I love that in summer you don’t have a schedule and can do what you want,” Emily says — and the Myrtle Turtle Beach at Carowinds’ Carolina Harbor Waterpark offers lots of what toddlers want, from water jets to an interactive play area.

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Kid-friendly snacks are high on every mom’s list. Our playdate with Emily and Jennings featured Treat House’s adorable Crispy Rice Treats, which are customizable, available in gluten- and dairy-free options and fancy enough to stand out from the pack.

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Emily showed she’s a hands-on mom!

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The kids had a blast getting wet and wild.

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Emily showed off her effortless style in a gorgeous pink sundress.

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He loves his Huggies Little Swimmers!

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Everyone had a ball at the OK! & Huggies Little Swimmers Disposable Swimpants Playdate at Myrtle Turtle Beach in Carowinds’ Carolina Harbor Waterpark.

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