Loving the Environment for Kids: 5 Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring

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Share this: (NOTE: I first wrote “Loving the Environment for Kids: My Top Five Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring” as a guest post for The Everyday Ecologist in June 2016. Since it’s no longer available on that website, I’m republishing it here with a few updates while I’m traveling. Enjoy! – Flossie) What do your… Continue reading Loving the Environment for Kids: 5 Tips for Raising Eco-Friendly Offspring




Permethrin Clothing Treatment: A DIY Guide

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Share this:Tick season is going to be especially bad this year. More ticks = more tick bites = greater risk of contracting Lyme Disease or another tick-borne illness. And as I noted in my last post, permethrin clothing treatment is your best bet to keep ticks away. Of course, you can buy clothing commercially treated… Continue reading Permethrin Clothing Treatment: A DIY Guide




How to Protect Your Kids From Tick Bites: What Works Best?

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Share this:Summer is just around the corner in the Northern Hemisphere. Are you ready to protect your kids from tick bites? In the United States at least, fears of Lyme Disease from tick bites have recently eclipsed warnings about mosquito-borne Zika. Local and national news outlets have been covering the Lyme threat for several months. They’re… Continue reading How to Protect Your Kids From Tick Bites: What Works Best?




10 Tricks to Save on Summer Camp

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Share this:Do your summer plans already have you reeling from sticker shock? Mine do. However, there ARE ways to save on summer camp. I’ve already put several to use in recent weeks, so decided these tips were too good to keep to myself. 10 Tricks to Save on Summer Camp With only weeks left to… Continue reading 10 Tricks to Save on Summer Camp




On Fickle Four-Year-Old Friendships: Surviving the Drama

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Share this:Ah, the fickle friendships of childhood. Until recently, we never imagined that such dramas could begin as early as the preschool set. Welcome to the twenty-first century. We signed Kimmie up for two weeks of camp this summer. The camp is run by her preschool, so she already knows many of the other campers,… Continue reading On Fickle Four-Year-Old Friendships: Surviving the Drama