It all started three years ago when I got "the call" from my neighbor. "My daughter has lice," she said, "you should check your kids." When my son returned from an afternoon at his friend's house I accosted him the moment he walked through the door. I parted his hair and saw something crawl past my finger. I screamed, flailed, jumped, and nearly vomited. To put it mildly, I didn't handle it well as a parent. To this day I will still swear that I saw that bug eyeballing me as it skittered for ... Continue Reading
The inside scoop from a woman who spends her days on the front line of the fight against head lice. The Lice Lady speaks…are you listening?
Don’t stress over your holiday hosting and entertaining with these few easy steps to simplify the evening.
With all the holiday festivities this time of year, it’s easy to get bogged down in the details. Between the office party circuit and informal get-togethers with family and friends, the holiday season can become a blur. Not only do you have to get you and your family’s schedule in order for all the events, you probably have a few soirees to host yourself. To make the most of your time, here are few ways to make hosting during the holidays less time-consuming and more fun: Go ... Continue Reading
Shop for products for Pinktober and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
I come from a long line of community activists, so it's no surprise I jumped at the chance to talk about shopping with purpose for Breast Cancer Awareness month. In addition to being hard-working and instilling within me strong work ethics, my parents, my grandparents and my great-grandparents taught me to not just leave things better than I found them, but make a difference by improving them. Volunteerism and being an Activist were lessons learned at a very early age. My grandmother was a ... Continue Reading
Learn how your dogs can get heartworms, how to treat it, and how to prevent it.
Working in dog rescue, we see more than our fair share of heartworm positive dogs. We also get numerous questions related to heartworms and myths about heartworm infection. So, I thought I would do a write up on the topic and hopefully help arm you with knowledge. If you have questions that aren’t answered here, please ask. If I do not know the answer, I will find it for you. Near the end of this post I will share a very affordable treatment and prevention option for heartworms. I am NOT a ... Continue Reading
Build awareness for breast cancer during October’s National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
October signals the return of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide effort started in 1985 to raise awareness of a disease that affects more than 200,000 women on an annual basis. Though breast cancer is one of the most common cancers among American women, it is both wise and necessary to continue to build awareness. Doing so can reduce the number of women who are diagnosed with the disease, as well as help women who are undergoing breast cancer treatment by helping them examine their ... Continue Reading
Herbal remedies can help cure and heal the most common ailments in your family.
First things first, what is an herbal remedy? An herbal remedy is the use of plants or plant extracts to treat common ailments of illness. Here is a brief overview of some common ailments and some herbal remedies that can be used to treat them and keep you and your family healthy. Athlete's Foot Virgin coconut oil works wonders on Athlete's Foot. Virgin coconut oil is a natural anti-fungal and can be applied directly to the affected area. Small cuts and abrasions Tea Tree Oil is a ... Continue Reading
Prevent the spread of germs in your home and at school with these 6 easy steps.
The back to school season is full of excitement, new school supplies, new clothes, meeting new friends and teachers. It's also a time of busier schedules and after school activities. Classrooms filled with kids, an abundance of shared surfaces and less fresh air offer the right environment for sharing germs. Take time this Fall to teach your kids some good habits while sharing the excitement of a new year to make it a healthy season for you and your family. I'm glad I can say that even though ... Continue Reading
Parenting a child with gluten intolerance might seem daunting, but with the right tools and preparation you can adjust quickly to a new routine.
As a parent, having a child with a food allergy can be a stressful situation. You want to make sure your child leads as normal a life as possible while still keeping them safe. Fortunately, parenting a child with Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity doesn't have to be a nightmare. Remember these simple steps and your child can have a happy, healthy childhood. Do Your Homework. Gluten can be hidden in surprising places. Always be sure to research products before you buy them. Not only do ... Continue Reading