Lice. Not Nice.

Nobody ever tells you about lice. Seriously, though, there should be a handbook that they give you when your child goes into any kind of childcare or school facility warning you of the perils you will face as a parent. Then, at least, you will be fully educated and may actually decide that the person homeschooling their child on your street may just actually have the right idea. Kids are gross.

What Every Parent Must Know: the Facts of Lice

That dreaded note comes home from school. Your child has head lice. First, you have to know what to look for. Whether you use natural or pesticide-based lice shampoo, olive or coconut oil, the key to getting rid of lice is in the physical removal of the lice and nits. Follow this step-by-step guide.

Seven Steps to Get Rid of Head Lice

I got an email last week from my kids' school. A terrible, horrible email. Two of the kids in my son's class have lice. I thought I would impart my knowledge and guide the uninitiated through this traumatic ordeal. There are seven steps you will go through when dealing with lice. Each one is important and you can't move on to the next one until you've fully experienced each step.

Making the Grade This School Year

That new backpack full of requisite supplies (read: expensive) might be good for the three Rs of school (reading, writing, and arithmetic) but they certainly are not good for the three Rs we hear more...