It’s Important to Stay Connected #StreamTeam #ad

It’s so important to stay connected with your kids.  My daughter is 19 and I try to stay connected always … always have.  It’s great to have open communication and a good relationship but it’s work.  As a parent, you have to commit to be present even if you’re tired, not interested, or have a headache. Yes, being a parent is work.  It’s gratifying but it’s work nonetheless.

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I’m not the only one.  Canadian parents (82%) are already watching teen shows to feel closer.  Watching Netflix together provides common ground and a place to start a discussion.

Recently, I watched 13 Reasons Why.  It’s not what I would normally pick but it’s what kids are watching.  Since I want to be in “the know” I had no choice, and so I obliged.  It turns out that I enjoyed it.  I didn’t enjoy the idea that some people might misconstrue the idea behind the show.  I enjoyed it because it was well done, and it that it was done.  This means that it will open up the eyes of many parents that live believing that “it won’t happen” to them or their family.  The truth is it can! It can happen to the best of us, and it can happen to the worst of us.  A good way to prevent an unfortunate tragedy from happening is through communication.  Parents have to be willing to accept that any way is a good way as long as it is a way to communicate with their children.  Keep in mind, as children get older it gets more difficult to keep those doors of communication open.I actually saw 13 Reasons Why alone, but then was able to casually say “yeah, I saw it, what did you think?”.  I’m fortunate that I don’t have an issue with my daughter when it comes to talking about any topic that is serious.  Again, it’s because I have always worked hard at being present in her life.

Life has gotten much more complicated than when I was a teen.  What got me through it was knowing that I could go to my Mom with just about anything … good or bad.  When I had my daughter, I vowed to be that Mom to her.

Get more crisis info here: http://13reasonswhy.info/#usa

Hawaiian Tropic Expands its Product Line #AlohaTherapy #HawaiianTropic #WhatsInYourBag #ad

Longer, sunshine-filled days are finally here.  I won’t lie; I couldn’t wait for much longer and actually took a week-long vacation to Aruba recently.  I needed sea, sand, and lots of sunshine!  It wasn’t difficult to ditch our winter coats.  That’s for sure!

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If there’s one sun care brand that I’ve used throughout most of my years it’s Hawaiian Tropic®.  They offer a broad selection of sun care products that are effective and affordable.  Over the years, Hawaiian Tropic® expanded its product line to include Silk Hydration Sunscreen.  For me, it meant sun care that was quick and easy to apply, a great scent, and great UVA and UVB protection that left my skin feeling super soft.  Can it get any better?  No way!  Or can it?Just when you thought “there is no possible way to come up with something new”, Hawaiian Tropic® does it again!  This year, the NEW products** include:

  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless™ FACE Sunscreen Lotion SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Silk Hydration Weightless™ Clear Sunscreen Spray SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® High Performance Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15 & SPF 30
  • Hawaiian Tropic® Island Sport® Clear Spray SPF 15 & SPF 30

Aloha!  That’s pampering and protection delivered in an exotic island botanical scent that will hydrate your skin.  I’m seriously in love.

Let’s face it, sun care isn’t just a vacation thing.  Oh no.  Sun care is part of the daily beauty routine.  If it isn’t for you, it should be.  In fact, Hawaiian Tropic® is recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation for daily use so don’t shy away!

One of the key features that I appreciate the most; aside from the broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, is that Hawaiian Tropic® isn’t greasy.  (Thank You)

Go on, get on out there and enjoy the sun!  Get your ‘Aloha Therapy’ on!

For more information, visit hawaiiantropic.ca

** These new products are available now at most major retailers.