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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Generic vs Brand Name?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Walgreens Brand Health & Wellness Products


Lately, we've found that the recalls of brand name children's fever reducers have become more and more common.  The brands that we all trusted when little ones got sick have failed us~ either they have a strange odor, they're not tested properly, or any other of the many reasons why we need to bring the bottles back to the drug store immediately.  

Here's the solution~ Walgreens has low-priced Health and Wellness products that are often contain the same active ingredients as name brands.  They're pharmacist recommended, they come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and again, they don't break the bank.  

Recently, my little one wasn't feeling so great, and we were away from home.  My husband headed out to the nearest drug store (which happened to be Walgreens), and picked up their Children's Ibuprofen.  We were pleased with the result for sure!  It was just as effective as the brand we're used to, and she wasn't grossed out by the taste.  

He also found out (very resourceful) that Walgreens has the Walgreens Way to Well Fund™.  It involves education and prevention that all families can use.  

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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Washington Township Swim and Recreation Club Swim Lessons for Non-members

Washington Township Swim 
and Recreation Club 
Swim Lessons for 
Every child deserves to learn how to swim. 
13 swim lessons 

Swim Lessons run 
Tuesday –Friday 
Monday –Friday 
Monday -Thursday 
Any questions please call (201) 664‐4344 www.wtswimclub.com 
Ridgewood Blvd North and Ridgewood Blvd East 
*$250 includes admission to the pool. Must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, who must 
stay in the pool area during the lesson. If family members would like to stay and swim for the day 
each family member must pay $8 admission fee at front gate or leave the pool immediately after 
the lesson has ended. Any violator will be asked to leave the program. 

SPF huh???

 This article (c/o the Daily Worth) is a invaluable for those of us who are SPF-junkies!  Read on....
June 3rd, 2011 | Spend

Top 3 Best and WorstSunscreens

Woman Applying Sunscreen to ChildThe Environmental Working Group recently analyzed 600 sunscreens and came away recommending only 20%.

What’s the problem? Despite the fact that theFDA announced in 1978 that it would regulate
sunscreens—and drew up proposed rules in 2007—the industry remains unregulated.

That means sunscreen manufacturers can make claims that aren’t necessarily true.

What might surprise you?

Many sunscreens protect against sunburn-causing UVB rays, but leave skin exposed to the damaging effects of UVA rays.
Up to 30% of sunscreens contain vitamin A, an antioxidant that slows the aging process but may accelerate the growth of cancerous tumors.
One in five sunscreen is labeled SPF 50+ now (compared to one in eight in 2009), but the FDA warns that the values may not even be truthful.

Protect yourself and your family by spending wisely—check out the EWG’s recommended sunscreens, along with the best lip balms, moisturizers and make-up with SPF. Some winners:

kiss my face sunscreenKiss My Face All-Natural Sun Sticks, SPF 30
Tropical SandsTropical Sands All-Natural Sunscreen, SPF 30 and SPF 50+
Badger SunscreenBadger Sunscreen and Baby Sunscreen, SPF 30+

And avoid these and other worst offenders, no matter how alluring the marketing.

aveenoAveeno Baby Continuous Protection SPF 55
Banana Boat SunscreenBanana Boat Sport Performance Active Max Protect, SPF 110
Rite Aid SunscreenRite Aid Kids Sunscreen Spray Lotion SPF 45

Summer at Tumblebee



Call today to join our 4 week mini program
only $50 for the month of JUNE
Flexible days and times - even OPEN GYM TIMES

DATE NIGHT - June 24th
Drop your little ones off and enjoy a dinner out!
Tons of fun, arts and crafts, snacks, movie,
 and all the gym time your little one's can handle
ages 3-7
only $25 (sibling discount)
RESERVATION REQUIRED - space is limited, call today

SUMMER PROGRAM starts July 5th
Weekly rates for our "day campers"