I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

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I think I must be feeling 2 today because I have the Whys?

So a few days ago was our 2-year anniversary here at Lice Girls and I tried to put myself in the place of being two to see what that could mean to our busineindexss… or at least that is what I thought I was doing, and by doing that I just had lots of questions.  Big questions for the business but ones that I think are sort of healthy for a 2 year old business, ones that make us check why & how we are doing what we do.   But then I had the other whys!  The whys that get a little carried away, whys that could actually waste my time.

WHY do people continue to use toxic, non-effective head lice treatment products?

WHY are they calling super lice “mutant ninja” lice?

WHY does killing and annihilating a tiny wee bug cause me, the “Peace” major, such satisfaction?

WHY is the lice STIGMA still so prevalent today when we know lice don’t discriminate?

WHY does even mentioning the dreaded “lice” make some people itch and flinch with fear….  some even get downright psychotic  in the belief that they are THERE even when they are NOT!!

These are just a few of those “why”question that started to flood my mind as I was treating my last client.  Then with all these why’s you start to come up with a list of answers that often include some pretty wild conspiracy theories.  Does this ever happen to you?  I surely hope so, as one doesn’t like to be alone in there craziness. 

imagesWell maybe it isn’t crazy to to think that those green mutant ninja turtles are tired of living in sewers so they are mating with super powered head lice to shrink and find new homes on the top of heads… I mean that way they do get a whole new view of the world right.


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PTA Fundraising Opportunity

When it comes to fundraising, you’ve done it all.

Cookie dough, box tops, wrapping paper, popcorn and juice pouches. It’s usually worth the effort. After all, your school sure can use the funds. What if you could raise funds 37with little to no effort? What if your fundraising could also help families AND reduce absenteeism in your school?

Just think about this…

  • Head Lice is a common problem in school age children.
  • Approximately 1 in 20 kids in the US have head lice at any given time!!
  • Overall – kids are absent 12-24 MILLION days of school each year due to head lice.

Could this little pest actually make money for your school?

Introducing Head tops for Education

After receiving a treatment from our lice clinic, a $5.00 HEAD TOPS voucher will be issued for each family member treated. The voucher is confidential. No family name appears on it. Only the number of treatments and the name of your school.

Monthly, you will be notified by email of the number of vouchers we have collected. Quarterly, a check will be mailed to your school equaling the amount of vouchers that have been accumulated for that quarter.

We do the treatments. You cash the checks.

Moms shouldn’t have to go it alone!

We offer a full range of head lice treatments. From our full “guaranteed premier treatment” to our “do-it-yourself” products, we have a solution for every level of infestation.

Lice can actually make money for your school

Let us cure whats bugging you AND make those bugs count for your school.   If you are interested in starting this program up at your school, simply email info@licegirls.com and we will get you started!  HeadTops for Education


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1st Grader Finds Head Lice

Paige combing out her brother, she is smart and wore a cap!

Paige combing out her brother, she is smart and wore a cap!

How did this happen?  Don’t they hear me preaching about prevention ALL THE TIME????? Yes, that’s right folks, my kids have head lice and I am not pleased.

The story goes like this…the kids have a day off school (who gives a Tuesday off school anyway?), but I still have to fight lice, so they come to work with me.  My youngest firmly believes she is already an adult and keeps asking to help me, to which I tell her I am working and she needs to find something else to do.  I am finally done treating a very sweet family and Paige becomes adamant that she uses my equipment to do a head check.  Her sweet brother agrees to be her guinea pig while I clean before the next treatment.  I can’t believe what I hear come out of my daughters mouth next…”Mom, I found a bug!”.  WTF????

I always joke about the irony if one of my kids got lice…I literally talk about head lice prevention every single day…at work, the grocery store, to friends, and of course my own kids. I guess I know how well my kids listen…not at all. We traced the source to an overnight school trip where all the kids shared helmets on a ropes course and what could my teenager do… she “had to share the helmet or she would be the only one not participating”. So I am guilty of not practicing what I preach because she infected her brother also.  Thankfully the treatments take only an hour and they are officially head lice free quickly, which is a stark comparison to the weeks of combing after our last infestation a few years ago. I can officially say I personally love this business 🙂

Back to weakly head checks for my family. I admit I got lazy and stopped checking them every Sunday evening, but if I had, I would have caught this infestation quickly and avoided multiple treatments and the shame of now telling everyone that the Lice Girl’s kids have head lice…YUCK!


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Trish Bittman Guest Post – Even hot bloggers get head lice!

582335_10151361560968341_337545763_nThis past school year has been absolutely lousy (you see what I did there?)!

Each one of my three daughters had lice. Each one of their schools sent an email to all the parents notifying us that a student had been found to have head lice at least five times this year. It went through their classrooms, softball teams and Girl Scout troops. (I swear girls hug each other and get head-to-head way too much).

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How will I survive summer and head lice?

lord of fliesOk, I know I should be excited about summer approaching so quickly, hot weather and summer vacations, but the reality is…I’m terrified! I received a very upbeat email from my kids’ school  saying “only 12 days left of school!”…WTF…that can’t be…that must be a typo of epic proportions…I…can’t…breathe.

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Neck Rash = Head Lice Symptom

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Neck rash from head lice infestation

This may not seem logical…wouldn’t you be itchy before your head lice was so bad that you had a rash on the back of your neck?  Well, no. Only half of people with head lice itch at all, but many clients come to us with rashes on the back of their necks. We treated a doctor who was going to start medication for a staff infection because she couldn’t figure out why she couldn’t get rid of the rash on her neck…turns out she had head lice!

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Outdone by my 6-year-old child?

rotate16-year-old lifts the lid to the very full compost bin on the countertop to deposit her banana peel and says, “Really people, could someone empty the compost bin sometime”.

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St. Patrick’s Day Terror

trap

The 2012 Leprechaun trap was very well thought out by the kids, many drafts and samples were made, in fact it was foolproof and I assumed we would wake up to a squirrel or some other woodland creature stuck in it. This mama can become a little too immersed in creative endeavors and it certainly backfired on that fateful night…

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