Mosquitoes alone can’t do us much harm, but as disease carriers, these insects give us much reason to be concerned.
Mosquitoes are of interest to me since (we believed) several of our family contracted Lyme in 2009 from mosquitoes, not ticks. Plenty of mosquitoes biting in our area, but no ticks found. Tests showed we had bands positive for Lyme….
Like many other American parents, I had an obsession: academic success for my child. My wake-up call was when the preschool teacher came up to me and said, “Your daughter is okay academically. But she’s failing in basic social skills like sharing and taking turns.” Not only that, but my daughter was also having trouble controlling her emotions, having sensory and anxiety issues, and had trouble simply playing by herself!
Sunscreens. What we use to protect our kids and ourselves from sun damage has suddenly become a very complicated topic.
Eighty percent of the 1,700 sunscreens tested by the Environmental Working Group were found unsafe, ineffective or both. As scary as those numbers are, it’s great to know EWG approved several dozen products as safe for kids….
If you are looking for an effective and 100% natural sun protection for you and your children, one that is not only non toxic, but actually nourishing for your skin and body, this experimental post may be of interest for you.
Sylvia on the Facebook page ‘Wholesome Living‘ shared a very interesting post showing a natural SPF sunscreen experiment. She (and her husband whose back was used) divided his back into separate squares with masking tape (ouch!) and applied different oils on each exposed part….
25 Fall-inspired science activities & crafts for preschoolers, kindergarten & elementary age kids!
There is so much we adore about the mellow days of Fall!
Our family especially enjoyed getting outside to enjoy the cooler weather and collect nature’s beauties like gourds and mini-pumpkins and pine cones and leaves for projects! The seasonal change always led us as homeschoolers to think about a few fun fall themed science activities for hands-on learning.
Science and crafts in the fall are so easy and colorful. And one of the best parts about hands-on projects in the Fall is being able to make a mess outside.