Mompreneur Rhonda Sparks is the creator of UV Skinz - sun protective swim shirts as seen right here on one of Marcia Cross’ twins. Rhonda created the company after her husband Darren, who was only 32-years-old, died from skin cancer. Amidst her grief, Rhonda researched skin cancer and learned that just one severe sunburn during a child’s first 15 years could double the chance of developing skin cancer as an adult.
Rhonda’s loss inspired her to create UV Skinz, sun protective swim shirts that carry a UPF rating of 50+, which block out over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays, protecting delicate skin from damaging sunburns. Sunscreen isn’t always enough, is often used incorrectly, and may be irritating to some skin types. UV Skinz use breathable fabrics that are silky soft to the touch and have no chemicals, irritating seams, or appliqués that may bother the skin.
We’re giving away 10 UV Skinz shirts to our readers! Five are the Casey shirts for boys and five are the Olivia shirts for girls. The lucky winners get to choose their preferred size (sizes range from 6 mos to size 14). Also exclusive to our readers is a 20% discount from your entire order through 2008! All you need to do is enter code CBS2008 at checkout.
*HOW TO ENTER* Leave a comment here with a valid email address (will not be published) please state which style you want and ten winners will be chosen at random at the end of the contest. One entry per person, per day. This contest ends Wednesday, August 13th at 7 P.M. EST. US & Canada entires only. Good luck!
Rock singer Avril Lavigne, 23, has a new clothing line ‘Abbey Dawn’ for Kohl’s department store. She recently sat down with OK! magazine at the Abbey Dawn launch in Alhambra, CA., for an interview. When asked if there’s kids in her future she said,
Oh God! I don’t want to have kids for like 10 years. I still have a lot to do. I don’t even know if I could handle a dog right now. I’m so not ready. Someday I’ll be a mom but not until I’m in my 30s.
Lavigne, 23, and husband Deryck Whibley were married on July 15, 2006 .
To read the rest of the interview visit OK!
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Salma Hayek, according to her friend Phillip Bloch, has impeccable mothering instincts,
“She’s nuturing and maternal.”
The actress, 41, and her 11-month-old daughter Valentina, are a match made in heaven. Salma has managed to stay strong despite splitting with Valentina’s father, Francois Henri Pinault,
“Salma has survived many romances,” Phillip said. “She finds happiness in the ones she loves. She’s passionido!”
Photo: Pacific Coast News, July 31
On the evening of May 21, unimaginable tragedy struck Steven & Mary Beth Chapman when their 5-year-old daughter Maria Sue was accidentally killed by an SUV driven by their 17-year-old son, Will Franklin,
“At first you don’t even know if you can breathe. You don’t know if you are going to survive the grief and the deep, deep, deep sadness,” says Grammy-winning Christian singer Steven Curtis Chapman. “You just want to lay down and die.”
Coping with the pain of his daughter’s death and the anguish of his son who was at the wheel, Chapman said his faith has been tested,
“Every lyric I’ve ever written has been tested beyond what I ever imagined.”
The deeply religious family said the loss of Maria, who was adopted from China in 2004 (two more daughters, Shaoey, 9 next week, and Stevey Joy, 5, were also adopted from China), served to strengthen their belief in God,
“Faith is the only way I can tell myself she’s okay. She’s safe in the arms of Jesus and she’s flyin’ around,” Will said.
Steven’s wife Mary Beth speaks on her grief,
“I’m broken and I would give anything to have my baby girl back. But that’s not going to happen. So I wake up in the morning and make a choice. You can wallow in the deep end or you say, ‘God, show me what you want me to be about today and how can I honor you, and in turn honor Maria.’”
Our hearts go out to the Chapman family.
Photo: Courtesy Chapman Family via People
On not wanting her sons to be in the entertainment business: “I’d rather not. But but I’d love them unconditionally if they wanted to. I’d just as soon they have a more normal childhood.”
On Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy: “I was shocked a little bit. She’s always been the baby, and now the baby was having a baby. It was mind-boggling.”
On wanting the boys to be close to her niece: “I’m sure the boys will be like big brothers to Maddie.”
On her new album: “I think it is more urban. I’m writing every day, right here at the piano in this living room… This is my best work ever.”
Read more on the Ok! website and grab your copy for the full interview.
Source : Ok!