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

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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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Warm Weather = More Head Lice

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Camp is the #1 place to catch head lice this summer

Along with all that Vitamin D in the sunny months we are oh so lucky to see an increase in head lice. Head lice prefer temperatures close to 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is why it is so common to bring home head lice from your sunny vacations. Lice Girls has seen a huge spike in business in the weeks post-spring break.

This means summer months in our sunny (we hope) Pacific Northwest will create a perfect environment for lice outbreaks. The hotter its gets, the more active head lice become. This means a female louse lays more eggs and they hatch faster, leading to more severe infestations.

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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

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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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