Christine Koh


I'm Christine Koh, a music and brain neuroscientist turned multimedia creative. I'm the founder + editor of Boston Mamas, co-author of Minimalist Parenting, co-host of the Edit Your Life podcast, and creative director at Women Online. Drop me a line; I'd love to chat about how we can work together!

Lifeguard On Duty


Yesterday Laurel and I had to leave the park shortly after arrival as the sun bore down intensely and I realized I forgot to bring sunscreen (note to self: stow extra bottles in the car and tote). Any ideas about risking a little color were quickly shelved by mommy guilt as I watched the other parents slather their kids. And while Laurel was a good sport about leaving so soon, at that moment I wish we had had another magical line of defense to allow at least a few (less guilty) rounds on the structures.

Such a line indeed exists in Cabana Life’s nifty UV protection collection at Skimbaco. Including breezy, beachy items for boys, girls, and women, Cabana Life’s cotton collection (founded by melanoma survivor Melissa Papock) offers 50+ UV protection (typical lightweight cotton tees offer about SPF 5). A great pick for kids is the White Lifeguard T-Shirt ($28; listed for boys but I think girls could wear it too). The tee is soft and comfy in construction and freshly styled with the ringer contrast and lifeguard motif in a cool blue.

First Harvest