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I have already picked a tick of my dog this year and considering the fact that she only goes outside to do her business and then comes right back in, to me that means that the ticks are going to be brutal this summer. Whatever the reason, our pets need protection from these blood suckers. Since we lead a pretty toxic free life and because my dog is all of 8 pounds, I am reluctant to use over the market flea and tick products such as Frontline, K9 or Revolution. So here are some options that are safe for pets and family, instead: Spray the yard with PCO Choice. This is a non-toxic spray (a bit expensive) but it lasts […]
Are You Doing This Parenting Thing Right? (What we can learn from studies of successful children and their parents) by Guest Blogger Lisa Natcharian, M.Ed., Parenting Coach at Raising Wizards Just as there are all kinds of children with all kinds of personalities, strengths and challenges, there are all kinds of ways to parent. What works for one family may not work for another, so comparing ourselves to the family down the street isn’t particularly productive. However, recent studies show that there are definite common themes among the parents who have raised successful and happy children. We all have our moments of doubt when we wonder if we’re doing this parenting thing right. When yours strikes, take a quick look at […]
This is beautiful! ***tissue alert*** Christmas Story: For the Man Who Hated Christmas By Nancy W. Gavin It’s just a small, white envelope stuck among the branches of our Christmas tree. No name, no identification, no inscription. It has peeked through the branches of our tree for the past ten years. It all began because my husband Mike hated Christmas. Oh, not the true meaning of Christmas, but the commercial aspects of it – overspending and the frantic running around at the last minute to get a tie for Uncle Harry and the dusting powder for Grandma – the gifts given in desperation because you couldn’t think of anything else. Knowing he felt this way, I decided one year to […]
If you’re at all like me, boiling Easter eggs to make them hard boiled, is a bit of a nightmare! Inevitably, I crack several of them. So I found this trick last year and it worked like a charm and it’s easy and I’m all about EASY! Place eggs in a pot big enough to hold them in a single layer. Cover the eggs with cold water and bring them to a rolling boil. Cook for one minute, then remove them from the heat. When the water has cooled off, about 20 minutes or so, the eggs will be hard boiled. If this isn’t when your eggs get cracked and you find that the kids are the ones cracking them […]
My 14 year old daughter has a dream, okay, okay, it’s more of an obsession. She wants desperately to meet Taylor Swift. Now I am fully aware that there are thousands and probably even millions of young girls and teenagers that have that same dream but, who am I to squash it? We have every album, we know every lyric, we have covered every wall in her teeny bedroom in posters, we have been to both her homes in New York City and Rhode Island and she has seen 3 concerts! You might have noticed that I wrote “we” and that is in fact, accurate, I will admit, that I like Taylor Swift too! You see, while I believe my […]
I could truly not believe the actions of these 3 young girls. We have a 14 year old daughter and we think and believe that we have taught her the dangers of social media but now we are not so sure. Cognitively children and specifically teenagers are just not wired to be distrusting or suspicious as is completely evident in this video. I am certain that these parents thought that they had taught their daughters the dangers of meeting with strangers on-line but as you will see, it did not matter. Please share this with your children. There are too many predators out there and they need to know that this can too easily happen to them. Stay Safe, ~Melissa […]