I'm sure you read the article a mom posted recently about lathering her kid in "toxic death cream" over the Memorial Day holiday. I get it, lady, you're tired. Hell, as moms, we're ALL tired. But I have some questions.
First of all, in the article, this mom states that she's trying to do the best for her kids, and then goes on to almost brag that she's putting on subpar sunscreen on her kids and mocks the prices of other, safer sunscreens. I get it, she spent $30 on sunscreen and that's a lot, but why didn't she just return the sunscreens and buy something a little safer until she could order completely safe sunscreen, like THE Sunscreen from Poofy Organics? (Which by the way, is affordable AND on the EWG best list!)
Secondly, if she's so tired that she can't purchase safer sunscreen, why is she writing a blog about how tired she is? I'm hoping that she at least took some of the payment that she received for this post, as it's been syndicated now, and bought some of the cream she posted that was the cost of her left ovary or whatever.
And finally, I get that she's frustrated that everything is apparently toxic these days, I truly do. It's not just sunscreen, it's everything. We filter our water, we eat organic as much as we can, we choose the best sunscreen, I breastfeed, and we even clean as much as we can with Poofy Organics cleaning products and essential oils. The amount of changes that we have implemented seem endless, and yes, it is exhausting, but these are our priorities based on our needs as a family. And you know what? Our kids are worth it. Our family is worth it. When you know better, you try to do better.
I would rather pay for the best water filter, the best fruits veggies (which by the way, are pretty inexpensive at our Farmer's Market!), the best sunscreen, the best cleaning products and essential oils, and be up at random hours of the night because I have been breastfeeding my two youngest children for the past 3 years straight than be at the hospital because one of my children had a reaction to a sunscreen which caused second degree burns and blisters, or in the hospital because my child has cancer. If I feel tired now, how would I feel then?
Tara Glenn is a Poofy Organics consultant and exhausted mother of four. In her free time, she works as an OBM/VA for online businesses and also writes articles.