Covered Bridges of the Northern Amish Country

Take a scenic drive through the town of Ephrata in Lancaster, PA and visit the land of the northern Amish.  Five historical covered bridges stand … [Read more...]

Taking the Ouch! Out of Sunburn

In spite of your best effort in applying sunscreen and avoiding the extreme effects of sunlight, it happened.  Your child’s skin has sustained an … [Read more...]

Bzzzz! Bee Stings!

Bee stings are almost inevitable.  They are a disturbing part of summer fun and sun and have put a damper on many a day-at-the-park picnic.  Knowing … [Read more...]

First Aid Kit Essentials

Everyone should have a good first aid kit handy.  I keep one in my vehicle at all times.  I also check it frequently.  You never know when an … [Read more...]

How Can I Instill Reading In My Child?

To raise a reader it is best to start early on in life.  Start reading to your child as soon as possible.  I read to mine before he was born.  Every … [Read more...]

Keeping Them Cool

Summertime is fun time, but there is nothing fun about feeling sweaty.  Yuck.  Your child is complaining that he or she is hot.  The whining is now … [Read more...]

Things to Remember When Life Gets Rough

We all have those days.  The days when nothing is going right.  You are late for work.  The kids are giving you a hard time.  Another bill came in the … [Read more...]

Bubble Bath Magic

If you are feeling particularly stressed, take yourself away from it all with a bubble bath.  There is something about water that calms the nerves and … [Read more...]

Those Disgusting Pinworms

Never say never because, don't you know, when you do it almost always happens.  Pinworms are responsible for infesting in your child's intestines.  … [Read more...]

Keep That Binky Clean!

I used to cringe when I went to the store and I saw a binky that fell to the floor.  I saw so many mothers pick that pacifier up off the floor and … [Read more...]