I'll admit, I wasn't always perfect about sunscreen. I'm not a tanner exactly, though who doesn't love relaxing in the sun with a good book and maybe a fun beverage. I always tried to avoid farmer's tan and goggle tan, but I wasn't perfect about sunscreen on average days. I'm still not perfect- no one is- but I've learned a lot about safer sunscreen and safer sun use.
There's a lot going on in the world today. It can seem overwhelming at times, but our small decisions and choices can have ripple effects through the immediate present and generations to come. Your choices matter!
Our toddlers, while it might not seem that way, won't be little forever. In fact, not that long ago they were helpless infants. It's an amazing thing this journey isn't it?
Before we hit the pool, we hit the sunscreen. We lathered up with Beautycounter's Protect All Over Sunscreen and put the Protect Stick in my pocket to reapply as needed. Two hours in the sun and the pool and not even the slightest bit pink- you can have safer products that are high performing too!
There's never going to be a perfect time for anything. There will always be a reason not to. The day I went all in with those two lilacs, we were dog sitting, but toddler was roaming around and I was trying to keep track of all those moving parts without killing the lilacs. But I started, and it looks great. Well, it will look great soon... I hope. No, I know it will. They look a little rough up close right now, but with anything, put in the work now and reap the benefits later.
It's a good news, bad news situation. On the one hand, conventional companies are hearing us. On the other, they're adding some "organic" or "natural" ingredients and calling it a green product.
Far too often, especially those of us who are moms, downplay our own importance. Our own good looks. We take pictures of our husbands or partners and our kids and don't insist on having them turn the camera on us. We hide behind our kids ashamed of our mom bodies and imperfect, probably dirty (thanks kid), clothes. We deserve to be in the picture. We deserve to take the time we need to feel great about ourselves. We deserve to strut our stuff.
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I realized the other day my baby is growing up. Fast. I'm reminded how quickly things can change, and how significant small things can become. It's never too late to make changes in your life. Never too late to change your opinion, go back to school, launch a business, start a garden, make new friends.