Burned Up? Well, Don’t Be!

Melanoma has reached epidemic levels in the United States and we all have to work hard to remember to put on that  sunscreen. We know that you moms are pretty good about slathering the stuff on your little guys, but what about yourself?

For some of us, self-care takes last place in the race to be conscientious about prevention. But it’s like the announcement you get before your plane lifts off from the runway: “In case of emergency parents, put your oxygen mask on first, before you try to help your kids.” Right! What good will it do if you get them all set and then pass out?

So when we saw this little reminder bracelet we thought you might like to check it out. It tells you when the UVA rays are strong enough to cause a sunburn. If you’re as occasionally frazzled as most moms, this bracelet might be the gentle tug that puts the idea to lather up front-and-center in your mind. It couldn’t hurt, right?

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


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