Sportsy types might think of March as Madness season, but moms know that it’s May. Someone (I wish I could remember who) said that May is the new December and IT’S SO TRUE. Teacher gifts, bus driver gifts (grateful to the neighbor who is picking up that gift card), communions, pool dues, snack bar money, coaches gifts, hiring the summer sitter, camp fees. We are bleeding money and have no time. Schools are squeezing in all the field trips, field days, fun days, Definitely feels like December. The difference? May becomes June … and those long and lazy summer days are almost here. You can waive the every-other-night shower cycle if they are frequently swimming in chlorine; you can consider salsa and guacamole a fresh vegetable, and you can sit back and pretend to read your book while they are swimming nearby. Grilling at the pool means…
Every year The Environmental Working Group (EWG) does a analysis of the safety and effectiveness of over 1000 sunscreen products. The 2016 guide just came out. Here are some highlights including the safest and most effective sunscreens, chemicals to avoid, the sunscreen hall of shame, and helping your children get enough vitamin D. Most importantly, remember that the best sunscreen is a long sleeve shirt and a hat. There is no perfect sunscreen and it is better to avoid the sun or block it with clothing and shade than to use sunscreen. But when you do need sunscreen, some sunscreens WORK BETTER and are SAFER than others. Unfortunately the price tag is usually higher. But this is one of those cases that if possible, a few extra dollars is … [Read More...]
Then and Now
It was turquoise, strapless, with a dropped waist and a sweetheart neckline. I had a small clutch with an optional chain and shoes, dyed to match. DYED TO MATCH. He wore a Formal Affairs tux with the turquoise bow tie and cummerbund. My … [Read More...]
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