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How to Get Rid of Head Lice

How to Get Rid of Head Lice

Learn how to get rid of head lice fast and easy with an effective head lice treatment

Lice! No one wants to be infested with those tiny blood-sucking parasites. Those bugs can survive up to 30 days on your head and each louse can lay up to eight eggs every day. That’s how fast they grow and they’re highly contagious. Their bites cause allergic reactions that make the scalp itchy. Just thinking of it makes my scalp itch! Unfortunately, it’s a common problem, especially in children because it spreads fast at schools. Back-to-school season is hectic enough, and no one wants to be bothered by pesky lice. So what do you need to do when you get that dreaded lice note from your child’s school?

Although lice are a nuisance, they do not carry diseases, and they are very common among preschool and school-aged children. In fact, the CDC estimates as many as 12 million infestations occur each year in the United States. As a matter of fact, even with good hygiene, anyone can still get lice. So there’s no need to blame anyone for it. What you need to do is to prepare a plan on how to get rid of lice infestation.

How to tell if your child has head lice

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From Homeschool to High School

Transitioning Your Child From Homeschool to High School

Tips for transitioning kids from homeschool to high school

My soul feels like a balloon zipping around after it has been released. “I love it,” was my daughter’s response concluding her first month of public high school. And let me add, her first month after being homeschooled the previous 5 years!

Making the transition from homeschool to high school has been more like a giant leap rather than a mere jump. Aside from much paperwork and the dreaded physical, it has been nearly effortless. Not much has changed in the past 25 years with the exception of culture, educational standards, and technology; you know, minor stuff. Thankfully, we do not have to rely solely on our educational experiences from ancient of days to prepare for this monumental move.Continue reading

August 3, 2017

How To Get Your Kids To Eat Lunch

I am a Fruit Shoot mom this is a post written by me on their behalf because my children drink them so often I sought employment with the company. I am disclosing my relationship with the brand if you knew me in real life you would know we are in a relationship with them because we are always drinking them.

Do you often wonder what food to pack on your kids lunch boxes just to make sure they will eat them? Read my tips and secret on how to get your kids to eat lunch.

I just found a backpack with a lunch box inside. I couldn’t help but find it. The smell preceded its location. It was a lunch that must be a week old. I am fairly certain I could sell it. Don’t they use mold in medicines these days?

This isn’t the first time I have come to a lunch that wasn’t eaten. In fact, it happens all the time. I am sure you have also encountered the lunch that lives on long after its life expectancy. I know you understand what it feels like to get a whiff of that bag, and then you contemplate if it would be best just to toss it. You decide instead to throw it in the dishwasher. Then you smell it again, and in desperation you let it go to lunch box heaven. I know how to avoid this!

I found the secret to ending lunches that kids do not eat.Continue reading

August 27, 2016

Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?

Who Else Wants Cheap and Healthy Nut Free Lunch Options?

Back to school nut free lunch

As your kids head back to school. We are faced with two issues one is our budget, and the other is they hate everything. Okay, maybe it is my kids that hate everything I packed and then I had to unpacked rotten lunches that smelled worse than my son’s shoes after he plays soccer in them. That was until I figured out a secret. It all has to do with presentation. I also learned the 80/ 20 rule. It is powerful stuff.

Save-A-Lot Store

This is what I do to keep my budget in balance. I head to my local Save-A-Lot store because it saves me time and money. They have already figured out how to get the best prices, so I just show up, pick the items my kid’s love, and pack a lunch. I do have one limiting factor it is that I have children with nut allergies. I am so fearful that people will not know about their allergies that I place these cards in the lunchbox. I made these allergy alert printables for you as well because keeping kids safe is a passion of mine.

Back to School Allergy Cards

What is the 80/20 rule you may be wondering? It is my secret to lunch success. I make sure to pack 80% of the items my kids love and 20% of those that they need to eat to keep them healthy. I have packed three lunch options below so you can see what I mean.

Nut Free Lunch Idea

Nut Free Lunch Idea

Nut Free Lunch Idea

I encourage you to do your back-to-school at Save-A-Lot. I would like to offer you the opportunity to begin your school year right by shopping in a place that will save you 40% off your food bill.

Save-A-Lot #PackNSnap Sweepstakes

Do you want to win a $100 Save-A-Lot Gift Card + Ipad Mini 2? Make sure to join #PackNSnap Sweepstakes!

Here’s how to enter:
Step 1: SNAP IT: Take a photo of your back-to-school lunch, breakfast or on-the-go snack
Step 2: SHARE IT: Upload your photo Here or on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook
Step 3: TAG IT: Make sure to include #PackNSnap to qualify
Sweepstakes runs from 7/27-9/7

So hurry and find the closest Save-A-Lot store near you!

Giveaway Time!

This is your chance to win Save-A-Lot Gift Card! TWO of my lucky readers will win a $25 Save-A-Lot Gift Card each.

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Giveaway ends on 9/2/16 at 11:59pm EST.

Make sure to also read by back to school tips for kids with food allergy. If you have kids with nut allergies, I suggest you also print my Nut Allergy Card.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Save-A-Lot. The opinions and text are all mine.

August 19, 2016

Free Back to School Printable – My Learning Goals

Free Back to School Printable- My Goals


A new school year is upon us! My little girl will be starting 1st grade in a few short days, and we were talking about what she wants to accomplish this year. She told me that she didn’t know how she would remember her goal by the end of the year, so we decided to make a Back to School Printable that we could hang in her room and she could remember what her goals were for the year. We actually printed out 2, one for school goals, and the other for dance goals. This year my little girl wants to learn how to write a paragraph, and make it through an entire dance without missing a step! Want to help your child with their goals for the new school year? Continue reading

August 19, 2016

Back to School Gifts for Preschool Teachers

Back to School Gifts for Preschool Teachers

teachers gift

Looking for an simple inexpensive back to school gifts for preschool teachers this year? Why not give them a gift of magic eraser cleaning sponges. The sponges are an excellent way to clean up stray crayon marks, dry paint that was missed during clean up, or marker ink that isn’t where it is supposed to be. If you order the sponges in bulk from sites like Amazon or spongeoutlet.com then it is really an inexpensive gift that will be VERY much appreciated especially if your little ones are in preschool or early elementary. All you do is tie together a few sponges with some ribbon or colored masking tape and attach a little note such as “Magic erasers for you…because the only marks my child leaves behind should be on your heart.” Easy, simple, inexpensive and you will be the new teacher’s pet.

Back to School Gifts for Preschool Teachers

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