When Lice Happens in the Modern Family

I’m always up for a bit of comic relief when it comes to head lice, a welcome addition to the “calm-ick relief” which I practice here at Lice Happens.  Anyone who can make people laugh about lice is ok by me.  (I also like jokes about unmentionable bodily functions, but that can be our little … Continue reading “When Lice Happens in the Modern Family”

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Why I’m Thankful for Lice

As we approach the holiday season, it occurred to me that among the many things I’m grateful for, head lice hold a special place in my heart. Not because they’re kind of cute on the Lice Happens M&M’s we love so much. And not because after working with them for a while, I’ve developed an … Continue reading “Why I’m Thankful for Lice”

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Pediculus Riddikulus: What Would Harry Potter Do?

It’s the season for scary things—witches, goblins, cheap Halloween candy in cellophane packets, and…Boggarts. A “Boggart,” for anyone lacking Harry Potter experience, is a shape-shifting creature that appears to each of us differently, in the form of our own greatest fear. If head lice scare you, the Boggart will look just like a pack of … Continue reading “Pediculus Riddikulus: What Would Harry Potter Do?”

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Prepare for Pediculosis

Ah, September. The first of the yellow leaves have begun to drift down a few at a time, the first of the yellow school buses have passed by the house, and Halloween candy has replaced the Super Soakers in the “Seasonal” aisle at the supermarket. I love summer, but I still feel that frisson of … Continue reading “Prepare for Pediculosis”

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Of Lice and Men

OK, gentlemen, this one’s for those of you whose kids have come home with head lice, whose wives have freaked out about it, and whose mothers or (mothers-in-law) have had anything at all to say about it. And just in case you think it’s too “girly” a topic for you, let me call your attention … Continue reading “Of Lice and Men”

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Life Lessons from Lice, and the Kardashians

School’s out for summer.  So, dear fans of all things Lice Happen-y, I thought this would be a great time to share some major lessons I’ve learned this term, in pursuit of my advanced degree in Pediculosis Studies. Head Lice can be our greatest teachers.  There’s an old saying, “When the student is ready, a … Continue reading “Life Lessons from Lice, and the Kardashians”

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It’s As Bad As She Thinks

The onset of hot summer weather makes me nostalgic for a winter story.  (This may have to do with my aversion to perspiring through my favorite summer cottons, and I’m just trying to convince myself that I’m more comfortable than I feel.) Imagine with me that it’s actually January, and I’m trudging through wintry weather … Continue reading “It’s As Bad As She Thinks”

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Clean or Dirty?

I got a call a few weeks ago from a distraught family that had multiple reasons to feel distress. Just days after giving birth to premature twins, Mom discovered lice on her toddler’s head. She called another in-home lice service, expecting to be rid of the problem quickly so she could focus on taking care … Continue reading “Clean or Dirty?”

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A Bug in a Rug or a Whole Tub of Chicken?

Contrary to the popular adage, ignorance is decidedly NOT bliss. Not in the lice eradication business, anyway. Imagine thinking that you’d continue to be plagued by lice unless you cleaned and sanitized every square millimeter of your home, burned your bedding and replaced all your furniture. Sound blissful? I didn’t think so. How about hopping … Continue reading “A Bug in a Rug or a Whole Tub of Chicken?”

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The Lice Coach is “IN”

In the Peanuts comic strip, Lucy set up shop in a lemonade stand, offering psychiatric help for a nickel. If I had a nickel for every Lice Happens client who needed a little psychological support, I could bury my combs in the back yard, fly to a tropical paradise, and sip piña coladas on the … Continue reading “The Lice Coach is “IN””

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