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  • Family at a carnival, in a ride that spins around. The background is blurred.

    Take off when Lice Move In

      Want to avoid washing every sheet, towel and pillow that you own when the school nurse calls to tell you that your child has lice?  The easiest way to rid your home of lice is… Lice Don’t Fly, Jump, or Burrow I once drove to a client’s home to treat the family and found […] Read full story

  • Four sassy girls standing in front of a garage door looking directly into the camera.

    Staring Down The Stigma

    Telling your child’s friends is a tough but necessary step to prevent a lice infestation from being passed back and forth among classmates, friends and teammates… It’s surprising that in this reality show world, where a girl’s entrée to fame and fortune is a tape of an intimate moment with a boyfriend, that there still […] Read full story

  • Mom talking to professional lice remover with daughter watching

    The Best Defense is a Good Offense

    Combing for lice to prevent lice infestations is like brushing your teeth to prevent cavities… You’re a parent of a school-aged child.  You’ve gotten the lice notices; you’ve told your little one not to share brushes or hats at school.  You may have even purchased a preventative spray or specialty shampoo to help ward off […] Read full story

  • Three girls with hair tied back to help prevent the spread of lice.

    Allowing Lousy Children in Schools: What’s behind the removal of the “No-Nit” policies in local school districts?

    Public school districts all over the country are changing their stance on lice in schools.  Where before they had followed a “No Nit” policy that sent a child home if he or she had nits in the hair, but no live lice, now they are allowing children withnits to be in the classroom.  Parents are […] Read full story

  • Family of mom and four daughters in a park

    Lice and Resistance: The Rise of the “Super-Louse” and Beyond

    Most parents ask me why there are so many outbreaks of lice in the community now versus when they were kids. Few parents remember having lice themselves, never mind having the sweeping epidemics that have plagued classrooms across the country in recent years. The Dreaded “Super-Louse” Media sources have touted the rise of the “Super-Louse” […] Read full story

  • A beautiful field of lavendar

    Essential Oils

      What are essential oils? Essential oils are highly concentrated aromatic compounds from plants.  A wide variety of different essential oils are available, and may be produced from seeds, bark, leaves, flowers, roots or peels of some fruits.  Essential oils are more than just scents though – they can provide many therapeutic benefits. What kinds […] Read full story

  • Two young children asleep in car seats.

    Extend It! Breastfeeding and Rear-facing Car Seats

      Both of these are commonly seen as 1 year milestones. Or are they?! Extended Breastfeeding By now, most people are familiar with the recommendation to breastfeed if possible, and that exclusive breastfeeding is preferred for 6 months.  Many people are also familiar with breastfeeding with introduction of complementary foods until 12 months.  But what […] Read full story

  • Smiling baby sitting in a highchair eating an avocado

    Starting Solids Without White Rice Cereal?

      I’m sure most of you are familiar with Dr. Greene’s White Out Campaign.  Rice cereal is commonly given to infants as their first food.  Unfortunately this is still suggested by many well meaning individuals, even though there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that rice cereal should never been consumed and particularly should not […] Read full story

  • Newborn laying under a blanket on mother's stomach.

    Birth Plan Considerations

      Preparing for baby can be so exciting.  Take some time during your pregnancy to plan for your labor and delivery.  It’s helpful to remember that everything may not go exactly “as planned,” but it’s important to have a clear idea of your priorities and preferences well before the big day.  Below are some options […] Read full story

  • Girl washing her hands at a kitchen sink.

    Back to School: Natural Solutions for Staying Well

      Summer is over!  Kids are back in school…which means everyone is going to get sick.  Right?!  It doesn’t have to be – remember that not everyone that is exposed to an illness will become sick. Here are some great tips to give your family the best chance for staying healthy this year. Hand Washing Most […] Read full story