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Jenna and Lisa, Savvy and Sassy, are professional educators and mothers with more than 30 years of educating experience and over 20 years of combined parenting experience between them. With a true passion for engaging with moms and sharing their bright and relatable savvy and sassy know-how, Jenna & Lisa bring current and exciting content to Savvy Sassy Moms for all stages of motherhood as well as help and guidance for all the in-betweens! Connect with Savvy Sassy Moms on Instagram

Thanks to Disney Books for sending me a copy of Feminist Baby and providing a prize pack!

Girls or boys, whatever gender your children are, they all have their own distinct personalities! Addison has a very strong personality. Jonah was always easy going, literally from the day he was born. He would go to anyone, smile at every stranger and just go with the flow.

Boys are busy, wild and full of energy. He physically drains me on a daily basis, but the emotional drain from a little girl is unlike anything I have ever experienced! When people meet her, it doesn’t take long to get her number! She let’s you know who she is and what she’s all about! Despite my efforts, she runs the show! If you are a stranger, don’t look at her, and if you are someone she knows, you should also probably watch out! She marches to the beat of her own drum and let’s you know who’s boss.

Addison is a Feminist Baby. I’d have to ask the author, Loryn Brantz, but I think her new book Feminist Baby was written about my daughter! Meet the irrepressible Feminist Baby in this refreshing, clever board book about a girl who’s not afraid to do her own thing, and wants to make as much noise as possible along the way! This book hit the shelves April 11th at a book store near you!

Do you have a Feminist Baby?

What I pick out for Jonah, Jonah wears. When it comes to getting Addison dressed, I wouldn’t be dumb enough to try and pick clothes out for her, because Addison wears what Addison wants. If I don’t like it, she doesn’t care! Addison is a Feminist Baby. When she doesn’t like what’s for dinner, she throws her food and makes a mess. What do I think about it? Oh, Addison doesn’t care! Addison is a Feminist Baby!

Now, do you have a Feminist Baby?

Don’t you worry. There are consequences that fit the crime, like cleaning up the food that is covering the floor, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. (Well, maybe sometimes I would!) Everyone who meets her, tell me the same thing. I may not like it now, but when she grows up, she will shatter glass ceilings and make her voice heard. She’ll be whoever and whatever she wants to be, because Addison is a Feminist Baby!

Feminist Baby Gift Pack

Win it!

Both kids love Feminist Baby. Jonah thinks it’s hilarious when the baby runs around with her pants off and Addison identifies all too well with it! If you have a Feminist Baby or have a friend who does, you absolutely need to read this book. We are giving away a Loud and Proud Feminist gift pack which includes a copy of Feminist Baby, a branded tote bag and pin and a $100 Visa gift card to buy whatever your little feminist picks! Head over to our Instagram page to enter!

What makes your daughter a Feminist Baby?
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While we do our best to talk to our kids about the earth on a daily or weekly basis, we like to celebrate Earth day with some fun engaging activities to bring it all together. From planting to baking, we have a whole bunch of activities you can do with your littles to celebrate the day!



Earth day means that spring is here, so it’s time to get your kids planting! Begin by planting in an individual planter that you can keep inside for your child to care for. This way they can watch closely to see how they plant is growing. A cute idea to get them even more engaged, is too put a picture of your child on the planter and create their own Chia-pets. Plant some grass seed and before they know it, their plants will be growing hair!

Earth Day Goop

There are so many things to touch and feel all around us and we are always telling the kids not to touch! Create some blue and green earth day goop and let the kids play with it all day long! Goop is simple to make and provides hours of fun! Your kids will be trying to mould it together, but it will melt when they squeeze it! You will need:

Cornstarch, cold water and food colouring…that’s it! Mix cornstarch with half the amount of water and then mix. It shouldn’t be too watery. Add food colouring to make it earth day colors and let the children explore!

Make a pact

What will you do to protect our planet? Make a pact and hold yourself and your children accountable by writing it down. Place your vow on the fridge or somewhere where you will always see it to keep it at the front of your mind. Wether it be to make sure you always throw out your garbage, or to turn off the water when you are brushing your teeth, encourage your children to make a commitment they can keep!


Baking instead of buying is good for the environment! Leave all of the packaging behind, and bake your own sweet treats at home. While you are at it, make it an earth themed treat! By using Wilton food colouring gel, you can change the color of your batter to blue and green whether you are making cupcakes, a cake or cookies.

Go litter-less!

Our children’s school has a liter-less lunch policy and it’s great! We have taken in one step further by ensure that we our snacks our litter-less when we go to programs after school, to the park or out on the weekend.  We can’t get enough of the reusable snack bags from Bumkins. They come in so many cute patterns for both us and the kids. The boys are obsessed with DC Comic Collection and we love the Nixi collection for ourselves!

Scavenger hunt

Go on a scavenger hunt in your backyard or at the park. Print off a list of items for your children to look for and collect. Create a competition and see who can bring in the most number of items. Then spend some time talking about where the different items come from as well as what belongs to the earth and what doesn’t. Get rid of all that garbage and clean up your local neighbourhood!

Download the Earth day scavenger hunt here.


Fancy Nancy Earth Day is Every DayBiscuit's Earth Day CelebrationWhy should I recycle?Don't throw that awayThe curious gardenArthur turns greenThe earth book

You know how much we love to read, so Earth day is no different! Pick one of these Earth day books and read it to your child!

How do you celebrate earth day?
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City Gems: Top places to visit in Miami


Are you looking for a short trip to sunny Miami? We’re sharing our favorite places when visiting with your family and when you’re on the town on your own!

A Miami Boutique for original finds: Big Drop NYC


Big Drop NYC is a boutique that personifies the personal shopping experience. The well appointed, honest team will help you shop! They’ll offer their opinion while helping you find unique and interesting pieces that adhere to your personal style. They know how to steer the client in the right direction. We love that they’re not afraid to refer you to neighboring stores to assist you when searching for that key item you are lusting after. Big Drop NYC offers a myriad of experiences including; beauty, vintage finds, accessories, curating looks just for you and the ultimate private shopping experience (by appointment only).

If you are a Savvy Sassy Mom and are heading to Miami, stop in to Big Drop NYC and share that you are a reader of and receive 10% off your purchase.

Rooftop Bar in Miami: Watr


While visitng South Beach Miami, if you have time alone with your significant other, I highly recommend you visit the Watr, rooftop bar at the 1 Hotel. The unique bar is inspired by Polynesia and Japan has a warm and lively ambience. Whether indulging in a healthy snack or a toast to your evening out, this is the place to be on a warm evening.

Pop-up store in Miami: Sojara

Sojara is a pop-up shop that uses flannels, cargo and jean jackets to host inspiring messages and your favorite rock and roll bands. This store inspired by the love of music and fashion is an ode to comfort and has a vintage feel with a rock and roll twist. I have not taken my “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” flannel off since I got it!

Take the kids

There are so many fun and exciting things to do with kids in Miami. So much so, in fact, that we can never get to all the places we love!

For the adventurer: Jungle Island

Jungle Island

Spend the day in the jungle with the monkeys and kangaroos! Jungle Island will you have entertained for a day of fun with the animals and engaged staff who put on shows throughout the day. You can pet the kangaroos, feed the calves and watch the lions in a thrilling show! Let your kids unleash their inner animal at Jungle Island!

Miami Seaquarium

Miami Seaquarium

The Miami Seaquarium is one of our favorite places to go! While the whales are huge, the seaquarium itself is the perfect size. Spend the whole day there viewing all of the under water creatures, playing in the big park and petting the stingrays.

On the cold and rainy days: Miami Children’s Museum

Miami Children's Museum

We know how chilly it can get in Miami in the winter, so we found ourselves at the Miami Children’s Museum a few times! This entire space is designed for kids to wonder and explore. Each room opens their eyes to a different experience such as the fishing area, the fire truck and fire fighter outfits, the doctors office, the music area and arts and crafts. Their imagination will run free in this very engaging and child centered environment.

Have you ever been to Miami? What are some of your favorite places?
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If you have been following us on social media, then you have probably seen our #SavvySassyFamilyFriday posts. We are so excited to to launch this as a monthly social media giveaway! We love seeing what other families do on the weekend with their kids. No matter where you live, it’s always fun to see what other people are up to, and sometimes we get ideas from our social media friends and plan the same activities the following weekend!


This is the easiest giveaway to enter and will be a fun way to see what other families are up to each week! Every Friday, we will post a family photo on our social media channels. Giveaways are a month long, so you can enter every week for another chance to win! You can enter on any or all social media channels.

What you’ll win!

4moms infant tub

This month, we are giving away a 4Moms Infant tub. This tub flows in clean water while draining the dirty water out. It has a color-coded digital thermometer that indicates if the bath is too cold, too hot or in the comfort zone an has a two side drain to set the perfect water depth for your baby.

Here’s how to enter:

Instagram: Leave a comment on our picture about your plans for the weekend and make sure you are following savvysassymoms and 4moms
Facebook: Leave a comment on our picture about your plans for the weekend and make sure you are following savvysassymoms and 4moms
Twitter: Tweet about your plans for the weekend using the hashtag #SavvySassyFamilyFriday. Follow savvysassymoms and 4moms.
Extra entry: Post a photo of your family and use the hashtag.

We are so excited to see what you are all up to. Whether you’re staying in for a movie night, going to the park or headed out of town, we can’t wait to share in your experiences. Now head over to Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter and enter!

Good luck!

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In our humble opinion, we think Netflix is God’s gift to moms.

As the veteran mom, when we first purchased a Netflix subscription, I avoided it like the plague. I didn’t have time for TV. I was working, and after hours, I was dropping off carpool for my three kids during the dinner rush, which is another full-time job in itself. My eyes would practically close as my head hit the pillow.

But, on my flight to Vietnam, my eyes were opened. My kids taught me that you can SAVE TV shows and movies onto your phone, and watch them offline WITHOUT data. On our Savvy Sassy Mom’s trip to Vietnam, I watched eight episodes of “Stranger Things” consecutively. Now, my family refers to me as “The Binge Watcher.” I can watch a full season of a TV show in under a week, and now that I have Netflix downloaded on my devices, I can take my shows to bed with me.

As the millennial mom, I am always on the go. I have no time for TV, but at the same time, I need to watch all of the latest shows! Between PTA meeting, hockey, dinners with friends and work events, I can’t let the TV guide dictate when I watch. So, while I would do my best to record the shows I wanted to watch, most of the time I would forget to record the show or I would record too many and my box wouldn’t be able to hold them all. Needless to say, I’ve been missing out! We originally started with Netflix for the kids. I’m pretty picky about what I let the kids watch, so it seemed like a good idea. Then, one night, when I couldn’t find anything to watch on TV, I turned on Netflix and the rest is history…and by history, I mean I stay up all night, every night binge watching show after show!

Here are our favorites that you need to be watching!


Don’t tell, but country music is our guilty pleasure. Nashville features musical legends such as Christina A and Elton John, among others. Nashville also showcases natural talents and rising stars. Nashville depicts working moms juggling family life while have strong careers in music. You will fall in love with Deacon Clayborne and want to be best friend with Rayna James. We could listen to them sing all day and the storylines will have you watching show after show…trust us!



Suits: Making the impossible happen since 2011. Suits is what you imagine law firms in NYC to be like. Harvey Specter and Mike Ross make an unmatched duo doing whatever it takes to win it all. Suits will have you on the edge of your seat until you’ve watched them all!

The Crown

The crown
History fans will love The Crown, a historical fiction following the intricacies of Queen’s Elizabeth’s life and role as a matriarch. I liked the historical aspect of the show which was very accurate. As well, the acting was outstanding. It should continue to present day!

House of Cards

House of Cards
I consider House of Cards one of the most addictive shows on Netflix. Kevin Spacey was built for the leading role in this tense, manipulative — and sometimes terrifying — political drama, and he makes the show believable.


This series is nothing like the Archie Comics I grew up with. Archie has a six-pack, and Riverdale is shaken by a recent murder. The revamped series, based on the Archie Comics, is jam-packed with the teen drama you crave, like scandalous trysts between a teacher and a student, mean girls, and the mystery shrouding Jason Blossom’s death.


This show is about secrets ad scandals you can’t begin to imagine. Olivia Pope is the woman behind the scenes who takes care of it all. She is the one you want on your side. This how has just about all of the passion, secrets, and torture you can handle…and you won’t be able to turn it off

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

An award winning drama set in a fictional town of Dillon, Texas, Friday Night Lights centers around the small town high school football coach and his family. (The show is based on a movie that was based on a book about a real high school football team in Odessa, Texas.) Tackling topics like coming of age, American culture, economics, and racism, you will find yourself fully invested in the lives of these families. Friday Night Lights stars Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton.


There is no one size fits all parenting. Parenthood is a multi-generational show about parenting and families. From parenting to grandparent-ing to keeping secrets for your siblings, you are sure to identify with one or some of the characters in this show.

Frankie and Grace

Frankie and Grace

Everyone needs a friend to lean on, especially if you are Frankie and Grace.  When these women find out that their husbands are gay and leaving them for one another, they need to learn how to navigate their new normal. Tune in to see how they do!

Grey’s Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy

If you watched ER or Chicago Hope (way back when) then you will love the medical drama of Grey’s Anatomy. If nothing else, McDreamy and McSteamy will have you coming back for more each episode!

Now, go log on to Netflix or get a subscription stat!

What are you watching on Netflix? Share below!
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Join the Savvy Sassy Moms Influencer Network

Bloggers, online influencers, YouTubers… We’d love for you to apply to be part of our influencer network! We’re looking for contributors with blogs and influential social media channels of all sizes, in both the US and Canada, to work on paid campaigns. 

Click HERE to fill out the application form.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

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My son started the kindergarten this year and as a former kindergarten teacher myself, I have been looking forward to him celebrating the 100th day of school since the very first day! There are so many great ideas out there of how to celebrate, so we have put together some of our favorites for you to browse through.

100 Days of School Ideas: Collection Water Bottles

My son’s teacher asked that the students bring in 100 of something for the 100th day of school. She also asked that it be contained in a container. I love these personalized labels to make their collections individualized! Click the image to purchase and download these cute labels.

100 Day of School T-Shirt Ideas

Sending your child to school in a t-shirt with 100 “things” on it is a sure way to get them in the spirit! This kindergarten teacher shares 10 t-shirt ideas, which will help you get you get brainstorming. Your child will have a blast making the shirt and will be so proud wearing it through the doors on the 100th day of school! 

100 Days of School Ideas

We always like to celebrate all of the kids on exciting days like these! We found these super cute easy to make bracelets with a free download that we will be sending to school for everyone in the class on the 100th day! 

100 Years Old on the 100th Day of School

Dressing up like a 100-year -old is so much fun when you haven’t even reached double-digits yet! I just love this idea from the wonderful Magnolia Mamas. Can you image how cute a whole class of 100-year-old granny and grandpas would be on the 100th day of school?! 

100th Day of School Ideas for Kids + Classrooms

If you want to keep it limited to a poster board, you will want to check out Mommies With Style for some ideas, especially for kindergarteners and their families.

What will you do to celebrate the 100th day of school?
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We have such a thing for Valentine’s Day! Not that we need an excuse to spend an entire day gushing about the ones we love and showing them how much we adore them, but we can’t help ourselves with this holiday. Whether your valentine is your husband, your wife, your kids, your baby, your mom, your best girlfriend, or your favorite mom friend, use Valentine’s Day as an excuse to get a little gushy!

Will you be our gal-entine? (Valentine Giveaway)

Be our gal-entine in our Valentine giveaway

To show our love for you, our readers, this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together this sweet little Valentine giveaway filled with some of our favorite things right now. 

The first step in getting ready to smooch your valentines next week? A fresh and clean mouth! (Only a mom would say that, right?) You’ve likely heard about the cleansing and whitening powers of coconut oil when you use it as “mouthwash” and now YALA makes it easy and convenient. YALA Peppermint Coconut Oil Whitening Mouthwash and Lemon Coconut Oil Whitening Mouthwash are the perfect way to get started if you’re new to swishing with coconut oil — just squeeze a half teaspoon into your mouth and swish for about 15 minutes. Each tube contains enough to last 30 days and we’re sure you’ll notice how white and bright your smile is before the tube runs out! ($40 total value)

2017 is in full swing and if getting organized was on your list of resolutions, we’re here to give you a little push in the right direction. The Erin Condren Life Planner is certainly the best way to get started. Filled with features that moms can appreciate, if you’re spending Valentine’s Day in this year, we wouldn’t blame you for spending the evening on a romantic date with your Life Planner. And, don’t worry… they’ve included all of their best planner accessories, too! ($100 approximate value)

The Dripo is like a dream come true for moms who need a little afternoon caffeine fix because let’s face it, coffee is life for parents. Recently funded via Kickstarter, this coffee maker is unlike any other. It is a 2-in-1 system, acting as both the iced coffee maker, as well as the tumbler. Just add coffee grounds and their special filter to the coffee section and ice water to the top. Then, let your cold brew drip its way through the system for two hours and ta-da, cold brew coffee, ready to drink! ($35 value)

From one of our favorite things to another… flowers! We’ve tried many a flower delivery service over the years and we can certainly say that we’ve never received blooms in the mail that have been as fresh and gorgeous as the ones from Bouquet in a Box. Fresh from the farm to your doorstep, their Sweetheart Valentine’s Bouquet is gorgeous… you had us at ranunculus. ($50 value) 

If you have a little one who is showing their love this Valentine’s Day by chewing on anything and everything in sight, you’ll appreciate these favorites from Chewbeads. Add one of their 100% silicone teething necklaces to your Valentine’s Day outfit — the Perry Teething Necklace is our top choice — and make sure Baby’s pacifier is close-at-hand with their adorable “Where’s the Pacifier?” Heart Clip so you aren’t spending your Valentine’s Day scouring the floor. ($50 total value)

For a little something for your little valentines, Seedling kits are a hit for both moms and kids and we’ve picked out a few of our favorite kits to give away this Valentine’s Day. The Love Hearts Beading Kit makes a super sweet gift and includes everything you need to make some special pieces to wear out for a Valentine’s dinner date. (Wink!) We’ve added some other favorites in there, too, including their Eye Spy Folding Binoculars and the We Scream for Ice Cream Paddleball. ($24 total value)

End the day on a sweet note by cuddling your tiny Valentine in a super snuggly Gunamuna Gunapod. Their bamboo duvets give your baby the same luxury feeling you get when you slip into your own duvet at night, but with all the baby-safe sleep features of a sleep sack. You’ll all sleep better after a long day celebrating Valentine’s Day with your little one fast asleep in a Gunapod! ($50 value)

Enter to win

Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway. One winner will receive all the products mentioned above (over $300 value). Must be at least 18-years-old to enter and win. US residents only. Please allow 4-6 weeks for prize delivery. 

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Love is in the air and whether you’re entertaining friends or spending the night at home with your loved one, these drinks will inspire love and create an ambiance for your romantic evening. If your palate enjoys sweet or tarte, these drinks will go with any valentine’s day meal!

Raspberry Peach Prosecco Punch

Raspberry peach prosecco

Ingredients (Serves 10)


Place frozen raspberries in a large glass pitcher or bowl. Top with the peach nectar and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG. Fill remainder of the pitcher with ice cubes. Stir and serve cold.

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade

A tart drink make my our palates go wild! We are always up for a refreshing glass of lemonade, with a sweet twist. This drink concoction is at the top of our drink list on many occasions! 

Sparkling Raspberry Lemonade



Combine sugar and juice in a small saucepan, bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute, stirring until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon rind and ½ cup of mashed raspberries. Combine mixture and Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore in a pitcher. Sprinkle remaining lemon rind raspberries among the glasses

Grapefruit Rosemary

There are so many delicious flavors all mulled together is this refreshing drink. With a cocktail like this on your Valentine’s day menu, you will have your guests heads spinning wondering when you became a bartender extraordinaire! 

Grapefruit Rosemary Cocktail


  • 1oz vodka
  • 1/2 oz elderflower liqueur
  • 2 oz grapefruit juice
  • 1/2 oz vanilla syrup
  • Sparkling Ice Essence of Water
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • Grapefruit slice, for garnish


Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Combine vodka, elderflower liqueur, grapefruit juice, and vanilla syrup- shake until cold. Strain into an ice-filled glass and float with Unflavored Sparkling Ice. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and grapefruit slice then serve.

Pomegranate Champagne Punch

Pop a bottle of bubbly and say cheers to the season on L-O-V-E! Make it a sweet one with Sparkling Ice pomegranate blueberry and top it off with a handful of blueberries to make it look good and taste even better!  

Pomegranate Champagne Punch


  • 1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry
  • 1 cup pear nectar
  • 1/4 cup orange-flavored liqueur, such as Grand Marnier
  • 1 bottle (750 ml) Champagne


In a large pitcher, combine Sparkling Ice Pomegranate Blueberry, pear nectar, and orange-flavored liqueur. Slowly add Champagne. Serve over ice. Garnish with mint and blueberries.

Which drink will you make this Valentine’s day?
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This post was developed in partnership with RID® but all ideas are our own.

Though the two words do rhyme, lice is anything but nice. Despite the warnings constantly sent out by our children’s teachers, loudly proclaiming “A child in your class has lice,” children are naturally social creatures and it was almost inevitable for one of ours to come home with a few nits in their hair and at one point or another… and yours may come home with lice, too! If and when it happens, take a deep breath. While lice isn’t something you are hoping your child comes home with, let us debunk some of the myths associated with lice and help get you prepared to treat lice with RID.

How to get rid of lice


First of all, lice has nothing to do with hygiene. As children return to school after the winter break, there are many places that they could have contracted lice. Children often get lice from head-to-head contact or sharing personal items such as hats, combs or headbands. Many schools have lice checks after a break from school to catch it before it spreads. The number one sign of lice is head itching, so be on the look out!

After reading this, your head will no doubt be itchy, so how do you differentiate between an itchy head and lice?

If you notice your child scratching their head, check their hair for lice. Head lice and nits are almost exclusively found on the scalp, particularly around the neck and ears, so start by looking there. If you find one, you will notice that it holds firmly to the hair so it will be difficult to remove.

What exactly are you looking for?

Head lice are tiny insects that live on the scalp. They are the size of a sesame seed and vary in color from yellowish-brown to white. The eggs are laid near the root of the hair. Dandruff can be mistaken for lice but remember, dandruff can be washed or blown away, while lice don’t move until removed with a fine tooth comb like the one found in the RID Lice Elimination Essentials Kit. You can see here how to check your child’s hair effectively.

So now that you know what it looks like, I bet you want to know how to get rid of it!

Don’t worry! You can get rid of lice and you will want to — fast — not only from your child’s hair, but also from your home! RID Lice Elimination Essentials Kit and RID Lice Treatment Complete Kit will help ensure a complete lice treatment. These kits include scientifically proven products to kill lice and remove their eggs, which is exactly what you need. RID is available at many mass retailers, drug stores and grocery stores nationwide, so you shouldn’t have a problem locating a bottle!

What you need:

The RID Lice Treatment Complete Kit ($22) will have it all covered! You will receive the RID Lice Killing Shampoo, the RID Lice and Egg Comb-Out Spray to be used after the RID Lice Killing Shampoo, the patented RID Comb, which is specifically developed to aid in removing the eggs and nits, as well as the RID Home Lice, Bedbug and Dust Mite Spray to treat the home. Make sure to follow all of the steps on the product label to prevent lice from coming back after the treatment is complete.

Don’t be surprised if your friends and family don’t come knocking to help remove the lice! While they may not be running over, support is just a click away.

Visit for 24/7 support services including simple step-by-step instructions and how-to videos. You can also speak with specifically trained experts at the dedicated 1-888-RID-LICE hotline.

Remember, lice comes crawling to the best of us, but try to reduce the spread of lice by encouraging your kids not to share personal belongings such as hats, combs, and headbands.

Save $2 on any RID product and say goodbye to lice! 
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