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The 5 B’s of Children’s First Aid

November 28, 2016

As parents, you're expected to be experts in more areas than ever before. Not only do you need to be able to help with math homework, teach them how to throw a curve ball, feed them a healthy (and tasty!) diet, and even play the role of doctor when they hurt themselves. While we may not be able to teach you advanced calculus or how to throw the perfect curve ball, we wanted to share with you not only what you should do when you're tasked with tending to the inevitable bumps and bruises your little ones will encounter, but also the things you should avoid to prevent making things worse. Lucky...Continue Reading

Recognizing poison ivy is easier once you’ve seen what it looks like.

Recognizing Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac (and How to Treat if you Don't)

August 23, 2016

Recognizing poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac is essential if you want to avoid the unpleasant burning and itchy rash that accompany these common plants. Luckily, they aren't hard to identify. Recognizing Poison Ivy Poison ivy can grow as both a vine and a shrub. Its leaves are pointed at the tip and grow in groups of three. In spring, the leaves are green, while in fall they turn reddish-orange. The plant also has small clusters of white berries, which it drops to reseed itself and grow larger. These berries can be seen starting in spring all the way through to the end of winter. The...Continue Reading

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