June 10, 2011
I was broadcasting live at Six Flags; it was a gorgeous day and the park was packed with families happy to wave goodbye to our lousy winter and wave hello to summer. Scents like carmel corn and hot dogs filled the air; Dipping Dots stand were at every corner. Shouts of glee and whiny toddlers were heard and I was so thrilled to see so many smiling parents. Parents pushing baby strollers really stood out to me on this day, especially those double strollers. All were ladened down with babies, supplies, diaper bags, cup holders, dry cheerios, along with anything else the family needed to bring along. It was the sight of them pushing strollers over rock sidewalks that got me. Seeing them struggle to push these strollers over little rocks, in and out of tight lines, and finally park their strollers and all their stuff at attraction entrances made me so glad all I had to do was give my teens some lunch money, sunscreen and a wish for good times.
She buzz words
She could be a
- Nuclear medicine technologist Annual income: $56,450
- Child support, missing persons and unemployment insurance fraud investigator Annual income: $53,900
- Criminal investigators and special agent Annual income: $53,990
- Immigration and Customs inspector Annual income: $53,990
- Police detective Annual Income: $53,990
She could be working at a
- Town Hall
- Car Dealership
- Title Company
Right now she could be
- Brushing barbecue sauce on chicken
- Making coleslaw
- Hemming pants
- Washing her dog
Why is car detailing so costly?
She phone starter
How often does she go out for ice cream?
Here are the sunscreen basics she really needs to know:
The sun's UVB rays are ultraviolet rays that penetrate the upper layers of skin. A tan is considered a burn. SPF is a measuring system for how long a product protects the skin against the sun. Usually the higher the SPF the more the protection with the exception of the extremely high numbers like 70 and 90. Choose a water-resistant product. These strengths have been found not to be as effective. There are two types of sunscreen to choose from; chemical-based and physical blockers. Chemical-based are plentiful full service screens made with a preservative. Physical blockers include zinc and reflect the sun off your skin. The FDA recommends a SPF of 15 of more but most doctors recommend starting at a 30 SPF then using something stronger for babies and children. At least 2 ounces should be applied at a time, 20 minutes prior to being out in the sun with a reapplication every two hours. Don't spray directly on face, use hands. UPF rated clothing is a good option but should not be used to replace an application. Sunscreen loses it's potency after two years, toss if expiration date has expired or if bottle has been sitting in the sun for an extended period of time.
If she'd like to go organic Baby UV Natural Sunscreen is made in accordance with the FDA www.babyuv.com
Consumer Reports recommends these sunscreens:
- Up Up Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30
- Walgreens Sport Sunscreen Continuous Spray SPF 30
- Banana Boat UltraMist Continuous Spray Sunscreen
- Aveeno Continuous Protection SPF 50
Swofties: Single women over fifty (and totally ok with that)
Twifties: People in their 40's that act like they are in their 20's, in a good way.
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