HOW TO PICK A NATURAL BUG SPRAY

HOW TO PICK A NATURAL BUG SPRAY

Living in the lush landscape of the Northeast has it advantages.  While summer activities abound, so do the insects.  Every summer, parents ask me if there are any bug repellents that I recommend.  For my family, I use bug repellents that are made of natural oils.  Oils of citronella, soybean, peppermint, lemongrass, eucalyptus, and geranium … Continue reading

WHY I AM NOT ANTI-BACTERIA ANYMORE

WHY I AM NOT ANTI-BACTERIA ANYMORE

“Clean your hands with gel before picking up the baby….Where’s the anti-bacterial spray?…Get those boogie wipes…Ohh don’t put your hand in there….” I know you’ve heard this before.  We all know these moms.  The ones that carry around mini packs of anti-bacterial gel in their pockets and spray everything in sight. Yeah…I used to be one … Continue reading

MR. SMITH (AND FAMILY) GO TO WASHINGTON D.C.

MR. SMITH (AND FAMILY) GO TO WASHINGTON D.C.

Forget Mr. Smith.  I think the whole family should go to Washington.  Why?  Because it is awe-inspiring.  By the way, Mr. Smith goes to Washington is an old Hollywood classic (yes, I do watch AMC and TCM in the middle of the night). If you look beyond the politicking and lobbying that occurs in Washington … Continue reading