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March 2013

Lice Aren't Nice - How to Manage This Common Pest

03/14/13

Lice Aren't Nice - How to Manage This Common Pest

I heard a typical childhood nightmare story the other day. A mom was telling me about her child’s encounter with lice. Ugh. If you’ve never had to deal with lice, be ever so grateful. Lice infestations can extremely tough to get rid of without diligent effort. That means careful cleaning and monitoring of your child’s hair and scalp before moving on to laundering bed linens, clothing, towels, caps, and whatever else your child has come in contact with. In short, lice can be a labor-intensive pain in the neck. Lice can live on your child’s head for up to 30 days; the eggs can survive for more than two weeks. These pests also multiply quickly. You can most easily see them at the nape of the neck or around your child’s ears. Their presence may...

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Let's Go: Easter Egg Hunts

03/12/13

Let's Go: Easter Egg Hunts

Dress up your Easter basket and come ready for fun. FRIDAY, MARCH 22  After Dark Easter Egg Hunt. • Cameron Brown Park in Germantown. 7:30 p.m. Children ages 9-12 are invited to bring flashlights for an after dark egg hunt. Also includes games and activities. Concessions available. Registration deadline: March 20. Rain date: March 26. Free. Call 757-7375 to register. SATURDAY, MARCH 23 Easter Basket Drive & Dance Camp • Ballet on Wheels. Kroc Center, 800 E. Parkway South. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bring a filled Easter basket to share with a family in need. Then kids ages 3-14 can learn fun dance moves at Dance Camp. Free. Register online by March 21, balletonwheels.org or 870-4348. Easter Eggstravaganza. • Cameron Brown Park in Germantown. 10 a.m....

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Read This: Love Waves

03/07/13

Read This: Love Waves

We have been lucky - neither of our daughters ever experienced separation anxiety; in fact both looked forward to going to daycare and school. (Hm, perhaps that's not a good sign? Let’s not overthink it…) For those of us who must leave little ones behind due to work or split households, Love Waves could be a simple way of letting your child know you’re still thinking of her. The book shows young children what love waves look like and how they work. Rosemary Wells is the author and illustrator of the well-known Max and Ruby books and videos, and although in Love Waves the rabbit family is grey instead of white, they are immediately familiar. In the first part of this book, Mama Rabbit goes to work, telling Little Bunny to "Be brave." As...

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