Fun in the Sun

It’s heating up in DC and it means more time outdoors enjoying rooftops, cookouts, playgrounds, and splash parks!  Bean loves the playground and is increasingly engaging with other kids outdoors.   Fun in the sun means sunscreen protection.  While melanin provides natural protection for people of color, our skin can still burn (just takes a…

Spring Cleaning…

  Well well well, I guess Spring finally decided to show up…although this weather feels more like summer.  While most people are knee deep in spring cleaning their home, I’ve been cleaning up my diet.  Why? I’ve been pretty transparent about my struggle with my skin since my pregnancy, especially with eczema.  When I saw…

Baby (and Mommy) Eczema

I’ve had eczema since I can remember.  Back then, the treatment was a steroid cream/ointment for flare ups.  Citric acid seemed to trigger it (at least that’s what we thought) so I stayed away from citrus fruit, sodas, etc.  That probably explains why I’m not big on orange juice now (unless it’s a mimosa). When…