Safe Summer Sun Fun

Safe Sunscreen for Baby and Kids

As we roll full on into summer fun, my pale-skinned kiddos resist the long-sleeved light t-shirts I'd really love them to wear. And so the question of sunscreen comes up. What to put all over their tender skin? I was thrilled to see the Badger line topping the list over at Safe Mama -- we're familiar with that one, and it's pretty easy to find. Check out what other sunscreens are recommended and why (SafeMama keeps a close watch over the ingredient list!). Let us know in the comments which sunblocks are your faves. Shine on, mamahhhs!   … [Read more...]

My Gardening Karma is Squirrelly

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Maybe it’s the sparkling shine of summer on my children’s darling little faces or just a phase my girls are going through, but they are The Cutest Kids in the World these days. Even when I’m losing my cool, I have a huge crush on them. So this morning, I was feeling exceptionally crush-y about my cuties and really proud about these beautiful petunias we’ve grown in pots on our front porch. The girls and I have been working together (let’s do teamwork!) to water the plants each morning. They take turns with the watering can, sharing the splashing and the sense of accomplishment. And it’s … [Read more...]