Lunchbox Germs Beware

Keeping your lunchbox free from bacteria can be done in four easy steps. Do you hear the school bell ringing? That’s right parents – it’s that time of year again! The new school year has arrived, which means you’re probably preparing and packing meals for your kids. You pack their meals with love, care (and hopefully vegetables) in the morning, just to see them sticky with who knows what in the evening. It’s as if a mini hurricane struck their lunchbox– the peanut butter is smeared on the right side, the orange juice took a hit and spilled all over, and there are soggy crumbs sticking all over the top and bottom of the box. You’re probably tired after a …


How Often You Should Wash Bedding, Towels and Clothes

Have you ever wondered how long you can go without washing your sheets, pajamas, or jeans? Simply smelling or looking at them doesn’t always do the trick, but washing something too often can shorten its lifespan. Use these tips to decide when it’s time to toss items into the laundry basket. Bedding Bed sheets should be washed at least every other week. If you sweat at night, wash your bed sheets weekly. On the other hand, you only need to clean pillows and comforters 2 or 3 times a year. An easy reminder: Wash them when the seasons change. Of course, after someone’s been sick, throw all their bed linens in the washer. Bath Linens When it comes to bath …


Lead Poisoning – How Safe is Your Child and Home?

A child can have lead poisoning and not look or act sick. Lead hurts a child’s brain and causes problems that can’t be reversed.