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Should I Be Freaking Out About Bedbugs?

You hear about these critters on the radio, you watch frightening reports about them on TV, and you see gruesome pictures of people bitten by bedbugs on the net. It seems like everyone is paranoid. Just thinking about bedbugs make some people itchy all over! Its time to dispel the bedbug myths and give you all the facts; what they are, how to prevent them, how to get rid of them, and if you really should be freaking out.

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Energy Bars — Should You Give Them to Your Kid?

Remember when we gave our kids granola bars as a healthy snack? Well, all of a sudden, without anyone noticing, they have been re-packaged and come with a sales pitch. They’re now called energy bars. They come beautifully wrapped and packed full of goodies; some with chocolate chips and some with caramel. I am afraid soon we will see them sandwiched between whipped cream. Sure, they give energy, but it’s just all that sugar! That’s why kids love ’em. These bars often make big promises. Some promise increased energy and others offer up extra nutrition. Once you cut through all the hype and the flashy packaging, turns out all you may be really getting is a stiff dose of sugar.

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Should You Get Your Kid “Tested”?

I couldnt but help include myself in a conversation I overheard between a friend and her husband discussing their three year old boy who just COULDN’T sit still. Definitely reform school for him further down the line. I mean, lets face it, if hes got ants in his pants now, what are we looking at ten years from now? Better nip it in the bud now before this dark streak is allowed to fester. With my ounce of experience of kindergarten teaching and fifteen years of parenting, including raising a male child of the same sub-species as the aforementioned (homio-cantsitstill-sapien), I tried to assure them that all would be fine. The perpetrator of the crime was only three. Still, they were unconvinced of my suggestion of a little behavioral therapy and were choosing to go ahead with the directors suggestion of GETTING HIM TESTED.