Hereditary Goes Both Way
Apr27

Hereditary Goes Both Way

Unfortunately I was recently reminded that Melanoma is a hereditary disease, but not in the way I would have expected. We always think of our children after we are diagnosed with a hereditary disease. What can I do to protect them, change their lifestyle? What I didn’t think was how to protect my parent. I knew my mother had a long history of a bad relationship with the sun. She grew up when sunscreen didn’t exist and the...

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My Everyday Sunscreen
May22

My Everyday Sunscreen

This is my favorite photo from a recent vacation.  Quite a gut check moment on how my life has changed.  I was sharing a table with my neighbor sunbather and noticed the juxtaposition of my everyday sunscreen to his. I do recommend this Neutrogena Spectrum 100+ SPF.  It goes on smooth, blends in well and doesn’t seem to ruin clothing.  I use this almost everyday on my body.  I use the Neutrogena Age Shield Face SPF110 for my...

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Coppertone Water Babies
May22

Coppertone Water Babies

While it is hard to know what will kill you first, the chemicals in sunscreen or the sun, I still feel that it is important to use sunscreen on children when they are spending a day in the sun.  In our family, there is always a bottle of Coppertone Water Babies, SPF 50 or higher in the car.  We apply it at the pool, beach or even just a day on the farm or hiking.  Anywhere I feel my children will be exposed to the sun for more than 20...

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i play Swimwear Great Sun Protection for Kids !
May22

i play Swimwear Great Sun Protection for Kids !

If you are looking for great kids swimwear with style, cuteness, functionality and UPF sun protection then look no further than i play (http://iplaybabywear.com).  They offer a variety of designs for girls and boys which will make your life a bit easier at the beach and offer skin cancer protection to your children.  Did you know that 25% of our skin damage is done in childhood? i play swimwear, coverups and hats all offer UPF 50 and...

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Hanna Andersson UPF Rash Guard For Children
Feb10

Hanna Andersson UPF Rash Guard For Children

A must have for my family is the long sleeved sun-ready rash guard for kids by Hanna Andersson.  It comes in a variety of great colors and paterns which will easily work with your pre-existing swim gear.  The long sleeve and mock turtle neck design provides full upper body coverage allowing you to skip the drama of sunscreen application and feel at ease that you aren’t coating your child in chemicals every two to three hours....

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