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Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
With the summer comes the burn: one Mom's confession to being SPF-challenged.
The Shumways welcomed the summer over Memorial Day weekend the same way we always do: with a sunburn. It never fails. The summer sun appears, the kids head outside and by the end of the day they’re grimacing as they peel their T-shirts off. We’ll put them in cool baking soda-filled baths, slather on the aloe and turn the fans on full blast but as anyone who’s ever had a sunburn knows, the only real remedy is time. And until that time is up, my kids are moaning and I feel terrible. I’m of Irish and Scottish descent and thus have no shortage of freckles on my fair, pale skin; my husband Andy, on the other hand, has a savage tan after about five minutes outside. As luck would have it, the boys favor my side of the family and therefore need …