Her Head was Made of Cabbage & the Cabbage was Full of Bugs

head liceCindy Lange-Kubick is a reporter at the Lincoln Journal Star newspaper here in Lincoln. She contacted me yesterday about head lice. Schools are back in session and there have been reports about “Super Resistant Lice” in the news lately – PERFECT TIMING! We had a great conversation. I’ve always enjoyed Cindy’s writing style and I think you will be too. She begins by talking about a nightmare she had … “My head was made of cabbage and the cabbage was full of bugs … “. Now I haven’t had that same nightmare, but we’ve had to deal with lice in our home too over the years so I totally get it (as I scratch my scalp thinking about it!).

I wanted to share Cindy’s article with you because she does a much better job capturing the experience of having head lice!

Here’s a link to the article: “My giant cabbage head and my years as the scalp police” by Cindy Lange-Kubick

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Time Management!

Cleaning Windows - Dividing up household tasks saves timeBelieve it or not it is time to plan our fall schedules. With school started and summer activities coming to an end schedules are changing. Does your family have a system for getting work done and still have time to participate in all the family activities? Time management for getting jobs done is important. Each family’s system will be different. Some will be very detailed while others will be simple. The plan or system may include a list of jobs, when they need to be done and who will do them. Family members may have certain tasks they prefer to do or the plan may include assigning jobs to certain people.

When making out a plan there are four basic ways to get the household work done:

  1. Do it yourself. While it may make logical sense for the person who has the resources (time, skill, talent, knowledge) to do it, common sense says if one person tries to do it all, overload will result.
  2. Give the job away to other household members. Keys to the successful giving away of a job include:
    • Teach the person how to do the job, including shortcuts.
    • Have the best tools, supplies and equipment for doing the job.
    • Consider what household work a person already does.
    • Realize others may not meet your standards, but if you have truly given up the job, accept your standards no longer apply.
    • Praise people; let them know their work is appreciated.
  3. Hire someone to do the job. Pay a household member or someone outside the household to wash windows or clean the garage.
  4. Don’t do it. Does the task need to be done at the moment? Can it be done later or assigned to someone else.

Now let’s look a specific household work categories and time management tips to get work done. Continue reading

The September Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The Free NEBLINE Newsletter is on-line

The Free NEBLINE Newsletter is on-line

The NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line – Yes, the September issue is out already!!! You can read it free! Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – – Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the September 2015 NEBLINE!

  • 4-H Youth “Let the Good Times Grow” at Super Fair
  • Read this BEFORE Reading Another Sensationalized Food Article on the Internet!
  • Chocolate Berry Smoothie Recipe
  • Cleaning Strategies When Pets are in the Household
  • About Carbon Monoxide (CO) & Use of a Detector
  • Pasture Management for Weed Control
  • Tree Fertilization: Spring vs Fall
  • Get Dirty: Help Young Children Learn About Science & Nature
  • Outdoor Leaf Rubbings
  • September Garden Guide
  • Do You Need to Hire a Pest Control Company
  • Michelle Huber is our September Heart of 4-H Award Winner (Congratulations Michelle!!)
  • 4-H News, Resources
  • …. and much more

If you don’t live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, please make sure to check out your local extension office too. Your extension office has resources for you, your family and community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml (nationwide listing).

Have a great day!!

Soni

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The August Issue of the NEBLINE is on-line!

The NEBLINE Newsletter

The August issue of The NEBLINE newsletter is now on-line. You can read it free! Here are some of the articles featured in this issue – – – – Visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/nebline and click on the link to the August 2015 NEBLINE!

  • Nutrition Education Program Reaches 15-Year-Milestone Teaching Nutrition in Lincoln Schools
  • Sitting is the New Smoking 22: Tips for Sitting Less and Moving More
  • Salsa Yogurt Dip Recipe (easy and delicious!!)
  • New Videos on Parenting Plans and Mediation
  • How should I care for my septic tank? Are septic tank additives needed? How often should
    the tank be pumped?
  • Back to School Time is Near — Is Your Family Ready?
  • Gully Erosion Management
  • Pruning Raspberries
  • August Blooming Perennial Flowers
  • Controlling Flies Found in and Around the Home
  • 4-H News, Resources
  • …. and much more

If you don’t live in Lancaster County, Nebraska, please make sure to check out your local extension office too. Your extension office has resources for you, your family and community. To find your local office, visit http://lancaster.unl.edu/office/locate.shtml (nationwide listing).

Have a great day!!

Soni

Responsive. Innovative. Trusted.
Nebraska Extension provides research-based information to help you make informed decisions any time, any place, anywhere –