Is “clean” skin care worth it?

If you’ve shopped for skincare products lately, you’ve probably seen these labels overtaking the shelves: “clean,” “natural,” “organic,” “safe.” These words are compelling — after all, who wants unsafe skincare products? Sitting pretty on the beauty aisles, they can make even your most beloved moisturizer seem toxic. But is so-called clean skin care worth the … Continue reading Is “clean” skin care worth it?

How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs

“To gel, or not to gel?”  With the recent surge in promotion of hand sanitizer for school-age children, that is the question that many parents face. Hand sanitizer is even included on some back-to-school supply lists, leaving many parents to wonder how effective this strategy really is. The real question is, will using hand sanitizer … Continue reading How hand sanitizer stops the spread of school germs

What I’ve learned watching my husband fight pancreatic cancer

Our cancer story is like millions of others. We certainly aren’t special. But we certainly are scared, broken, traumatized, frustrated, angry and sad. We are also hopeful, grateful, strong, supported and full of life. My husband, Thomas, was diagnosed with stage IVB pancreatic cancer in June 2018. He was 56 years old. There is no … Continue reading What I’ve learned watching my husband fight pancreatic cancer