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SPRING KLEIN MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2018 VOL. 7, NO. 4

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Montessori Kids Universe

Out & About BECOME A CHILD CARE DETECTIVE

Before Harvey End of

Summer Safaris

Saving The


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SPRING KLEIN MAGAZINE

SUMMER 2018 VOL. 7, NO. 4

Neighborhood Publications LLC 9337 Spring Cypress Road, Suite #205 Spring, Texas 77379

www.springkleinmagazine.com Editor Leanne Donelson Head Writer Candy Cruz

Assistant Editor Erin Lewis Contributing Writers Josh Arcemont

Social Media Editor Madi Wheeler Graphics Photography Mike Reeves Audree Garcia, Kellie Cataldo Publisher Neighborhood Publications

Scientists and environmentalists have been warning the public for years that honeybees are disappearing at alarming rates. Scientists were initially uncertain in regards to what was decimating bee populations. Even though no single cause is to blame, data has pointed to pesticide use and the mysterious colony collapse disorder, which is a name given to the dwindling colonies seen around the world. National Geographic News says bees are essential because of their role as pollinators. Agriculture industries rely on honeybees, especially managed honeybees, to keep commercial crops pollinated and productive. Estimates indicate that roughly one-third of U.S. crops rely on honeybees – I would like to thank Mike Powell and his children Deyfa and Nicholas for taking time to save the bees – see age 8.

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Become A Child Care Detective Saving The Bees OUT & ABOUT Before Harvey Rock Solid Back to School Bash – Montessori Kids Universe The Pot of Water A Lesson On Discipline Three Ingredient Meals End of Summer Safaris 5 Family Perfect Wild Nature Adventures Natural Pest Control Be Loyal Buy Local See page 6

Thank you, Leanne Donelson Neighborhood Publications

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BECOME A CHILD CARE DETECTIVE FINDING A DAY CARE THAT FEELS LIKE HOME WHILE ALSO FILLING YOUR AND YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS

You wouldn't start a job search by taking anything listed in a “Wanted” column. Nor should you pick your child's day care by just picking the first one you see. Be thorough, do some homework and start early because a good day care center fills up faster than the express lane on the freeway.

PICK THREE First choose three daycare centers that you would like to know more about. While choosing these three, ask yourself these questions. Am I looking for daycare near work? Or would one closer to my home be more convenient? Do I want my child around lots of other kids as he would be in a large center, or would be smaller daycare be better. TIME TO SNOOP ONLINE Check out the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services online website. Here you can find daycare licensing, parent reviews and any reports a daycare center has had made against them. Visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children on line and search their data base for accredited daycare centers WORD OF MOUTH Ask everyone you know – friends and family – what they know about the child care centers you are looking at for your child's care. Positive word-

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of-mouth is a powerful endorsement. If a certain daycare has a buzz, ask other parents why they're raving about it INTERVIEW AND VISIT You can ask a few preliminary questions over the phone, but you won’t really get a sense of what a daycare place is like until you go there and meet the staff and director. When you go for a visit, ask director and staff about everything, from continued

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hours, fees, and vacation schedules to issues like discipline, feeding, and sleeping. Get a schedule of the day's activities and the center's policies. Pay attention to the caregiver-child ratios, and how many children are in a classroom. KID-TEST IT Come back for a second visit with your child. You'll want to see how he and the caregiver interact and if he seems comfortable in the center's environment. THE DECISION Ultimately, choosing a daycare is a very personal decision. We have given you something to check out but basically you want a warm, clean safe environment and experienced staff and teachers who love their work and the children. Children need consistency, and a need to be able to form strong relationships with their caregivers. After you have checked

everything out, the decision is yours. You know your child and his needs so trust your gut and know you have done the utmost to place him in the best hands available for his daily care.h

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Saving The Local Girl Scout Deyfa Powell was brainstorming ideas with her father, Mike, on what to do for her Bronze Badge when she had the idea to do something to protect bees. Her parents had purchased some land up near Centerville, TX that came with two hives of bees and when she realized how important they were to the environment – and that certain bee populations around the world were struggling – she wanted to help.

Deyfa and her brother Nicholas with their hives.

bees and moving them to a new home where they would be safe and grow. For two amateur bee keepers, they made the move with little trouble.

Deyfa beekeeping.

With the help of You Tube video’s Deyfa and her father began to learn how to care for the bees and extract the honey. Spending hours learning all about bees and how they are necessary to our food production, Deyfa worked to grow her hives. Then in May, a call came from a local landscaper that a swamp of bees had taken up residents in one of the yards he maintains and wanted to know if they could help move the bees and save them. Though Deyfa and her father had never done a rescue job before, they immediately came to help. Bees swarm when they have outgrown their old hive and are looking for a new place to begin anew. With gear in hand, and the experience that they had acquired, they took on the task of saving the

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Whether it be for bees or another cause, Mike and his daughter Deyfa has this advice for anyone who is interested in learning more. “Do a lot of research and just find out as much as you can about whatever it is you’re interested in.” Deyfa did it for her badge, but you can get involved and enjoy the experience. Mike Powell and the hives he has built.

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Out & About July 11th – Christmas In July

Come on down to the historic Tomball Depot for a free familyfriendly affair! We have free games & activities starting at 6:00 pm, and the hit movie Arthur Christmas. Grab your picnic baskets, lawn chairs and come join us for some entertainment! The Depot 201 South Elm Street, Tomball

Tomball. We want you to be IN the Parade of Lights! If you would like have a car, truck, or even a golf cart in the Parade of Lights, deadline for entry is Friday, July 27th.

July 28th – Smooches for Pooches Fundraiser

Hosted by AAR - Abandoned Animal Rescue Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Smooches for Pooches fundraiser, sponsored by Mattress Firm and Ribmasters. Located at Four Corners in Tomball. We will be selling $5 lunch plates (hot dog, chips, and drink) and you can smooch a pooch for a $1 donation! Be sure and stop by!

August 30th – September 1st – Penny Pinching Mamas

Children's Consignment Show – 15,000 sq. ft. of bargins! Shopping a Penny Pinching Mamas Consignment Event and you can save you up to 90% off retail. We have everything your growing families needs including Baby Gear, Clothing, Toys, etc. Berry Center, Barker Cypress Rd at West Rd.

August 3rd – 2018 Tomball Parade of Lights

The Parade of Lights starts at 9:15 p.m. and is followed by a fireworks display at approximately 9:45 p.m. The Parade of Lights will run east on Main St. (FM 2920) from Buvinghausen Rd. to the railroad tracks, then turn left on Peach St. Fireworks will follow immediately after the parade at The Depot (S. Elm/Market St.). Attendance and parking are free. There is a parking lot on N. Elm by the railroad tracks, behind and in front of City Hall at 401 Market St. and parking can be found along the side streets throughout downtown

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Monday, September 3rd September 2nd – Labor Day Fireworks Come relax and enjoy the fruits of your labor at Waterway Square on Sunday, September 2th from 4:00 until 9:00 pm. We will have live music, children's activities, strolling entertainers and a spectacular fireworks starting at 8:55 p.m. We will have a KidZone with free arts and crafts while supplies last! Complimentary face painting and balloon art! 31 Waterway Square Place, The Woodlands

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September 8th – Shop 'til You Drop – Marketplace Presented by Cy-Fair Women's Club – hundreds of booths and unique buys. One of the largest craft and marketplace show in Northwest Houston area benefiting the Cy-Fair Women's Club scholarship fund, and various philanthropic causes. Berry Center Barker Cypress Rd. at West Rd.

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Before Harvey Harvey dropped 51.88" of rain – the equivalent to 1.2 trillion gallons of water on our Houston area.

Living through Havey has taught me a few things about severe weather conditions and how important it can be to have things in place before bad weather hits. In the Houston area we have the potential to be hit with floods, tornadoes, fires, severe thunder storms, tropical depressions and hurricanes. But it was Harvey that really woke us all up to what severe weather can do. I knew to have the usual water, candles, food, batteries, paper plates and battery operated radio but now I have added to my list of must haves before any hurricane or any major weather events hits again. ROOFER – Ever try finding a roofer after a major

HERE IS AN UPDATED LIST: SMALL INFLATABLE RAFT – When the roads flood, and you have to get out, you need something to put your pets, clothing, and other essential items into that is water proof and can get you down flooded streets. You don't have to have a huge raft, and they aren't expensive and can be stored in their box until needed. A four person raft, with oars and pump runs only about $40 at Walmart.

storm. Look for one now, put his phone number on speed dial and call early if you see problems beginning with your roof.

SOLAR LIGHTING – You know all those garden lights that you can purchase inexpensively? Buy them now before the bad weather hits and charge them up outside. If the lights go out at night, you aren't moving a drippy candle from room to room. They are especially great on stairs and can save you from a hard fall.

PET KENNELS – Nothing is worse than having to rescue your pet from bad weather and not having anything to place them in. Buy your portable kennels now, not after the weather turns bad and you are stuck with a cardboard box that they will escape easily from.

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REMODELER – Another number to have on speed dial. Mold forms quickly in rooms with water damage so you will need someone immediately to come repair walls and ceilings. continued

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HARVEY FACTS

INSURANCE – This is such a given, but Harvey taught all of us that places can flood that aren't in the flood plain. Call now and make sure you have flood insurance and your home insurance covers everything.

GENERATOR – Even a small portable generator can save your refrigerated food. Yes they can get pricey, depending on the model you choose, but they are worth their weight in gold when the lights are out for more than a day.

Harvey caused 125 billion in damage.

2. It affected 13 million people from Texas

through Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky.

3. Harvey made landfall 6 times in 3 days.

MEDICINE – Make sure all your prescriptions are filled and put together a small medical kit. Add mosquito spray and topical creams for with all the rain comes the insects.

1. According to the National Hurricane Center,

4. At its peak on September 1, 2017, one-third of Houston was underwater. Two feet of rain fell in the first 24 hours.

5. At one point, nearly every stream, bayou and channel in Harris County was at or above its bank

6. Flooding forced 39,000 people out of their homes and into shelters.

7. Harvey damaged 203,000 homes of which 12,700 were destroyed.

8. Federal forces rescued 10,000 people who were trapped in their homes or on flooded highways.

9. A flotilla of private boats rescued an unknown number of additional victims.

10. The Houston Police Department Dive Team

rescued 3,000 people in four days.

11. In the Gulf area, 1 million vehicles were

ruined beyond repair, according to auto data firm, Black Book.

GUTTERS – All it takes is one big

12. Harvey flooded 800 wastewater treatment

rain to know that your gutters need to be replaced, repaired or cleaned out. All that water has to go somewhere and having it dump on your front door isn't where you want it to land. Get your gutters ready now before the storm hits. h

13. Harvey forced 25 percent of oil and gas

facilities and 13 Superfund sites which then spread sewage and toxic chemicals into the flooded areas. production to shut down.

14. Flooding covered Southeast Texas the size

of the state of New Jersey.

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Pile on curb appeal and raise your property value using just some rocks and your imagination. There is something quite exquisite and earthy about stone walls. For centuries, men have taken chunks of gray stone from their land as they cleared it and created border boundaries that are timeless. Long after an old homestead has disappeared, these stone walls mark the land. As romantic as a stone wall around a property might be, our suburban lots usually hold neither the room for a long winding fence, nor the abundance of natural material. But with a little imagination and some advice from a local landscaper specialist, you can easily re-work the landscape cards that Mother Nature has dealt you. Incorporating stone into your landscape design adds unique flavor to your home and can increase property value with a lifetime of year-round interest.h

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The Pot of Water

A Lesson On Discipline Tips from Master Josh Arcemont Image you had a 5-gallon pot of room temperature water. You then place this pot of water on the stove top and turn on the flame. What would happen at first? At first, nothing would happen. The water would remain the same. After a few minutes, the water would begin to feel a little warmer. Keep the flame on long enough and the water will become very hot, in fact it can become dangerously hot! Boiling water can be dangerously hot, especially a 5-gallon pot of it. So, what would happen if you then turned the flame off? At first nothing would happen; the water would stay boiling. It will take a while, but the water would eventually cool down and go back to room temperature. I teach my students that we are that 5-gallon pot of water and the flame is our self-discipline. If our discipline is strong and consistent, then our water will become very hot! If our flame is weak or inconsistent, then our water will likely never become very hot. Most people can find enough self-discipline in them to keep the flame on for a short amount of time but fail to be consistent. Imagine in the example of the 5-gallon pot of water if you kept turning the flame on for 2 minutes and then off for 2 minutes . . . would the water ever heat up? The answer is obviously no. Stay disciplined with the small things in your life and practice them daily. The consistency of habit will make you boiling hot!

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Three Ingredient Meals FOR QUICK SUMMER EAT'N

BBQ Stuffed Sweet Potatoes P.S. We're assuming you have garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper

Sweet potato Pre-cooked bag of shredded chicken BBQ Sauce Roast sweet potato in oven for approximately one hour at 400 degrees. Warm pre-cooked chicken according to package instructions. Scoop out a hole in cooked potato for chicken and mash potato well in skin. Add chicken and warm BBQ sauce and enjoy.

Ham and Cheese Roll-Ups 1 ball pizza dough 8 oz. thinly sliced deli ham 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out pizza dough on a lightly floured surface. Press to form a 12 x 8-inch rectangle. Arrange ham slices evenly over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle evenly with cheese. Starting at one of the short ends, roll up dough to form log. Pinch seam together to seal. Place, seam side down, on a greased baking sheet.

Bake for 50 minutes, or until deep golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting into 8 slices with a serrated knife. Serve with mustard or horseradish sauce, if desired. continued

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End of

Summer Safaris

5 Family Perfect Wild Nature Adventures

Get your safari hat on and end summer with a fun adventure. From feeding a bison to sharing a trail with a alligator, there is still time to enjoy all the fun safari trips that are just a few hours drive away.

1

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio www.wildliferanchtexas.com

Ostrich feathers, zebra ears and buffalo noses so close to you, you could touch them. Nestled between San Antonio and New Braunsfel, Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch spans 450 acres of rolling hills, creek beds and live oaks with over 500 exotic animals wandering the landscape. The drive through the ranch takes approximately an hour and a half and there is a walk-a-bout area for closer inspection of the animals plus a Safari Camp Grill for lunch. One free bag of food to feed the animals is given to each car. To find out more about this fun family safari, check out their website for times, directions and restrictions.

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2

Cherokee Trace Drive – Thru Safari 1200 CR 4405, Jacksonville, Texas www.cherokeetrace.com

The lush pine forest of East Texas is home to this wildlife park with


dozens of exotic and endangered species. Drive at your own pace through 300 acres of hills and open savannas. Feed and photograph the wildlife in their natural habitat, which allows you to see the beauty of the wild in these animals. Check out the Watusi as they graze near a spring-fed pond or watch the Blackbuck studding across open fields.

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

2299 County Road 2008, Glen Rose, Texas www.fossilrim.org

Fossil Rim is the first center of it's kind to be accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium Association. Home to over 1,100 animals that roam freely across 1800 acres, Fossil Rim is a preservation facility that help endangered species from across the world. You may drive the park in your own car or take one of several different tour available.

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Exotic Resort Zoo & Safari Cabins 235 Zoo Trail, Johnson City, Texas www.zooexotics.com

Take a daily guided tour over 180 acres of hill country full of exotic animals and endangered

species that now live in this natural preserve. Out on the range, interact with hordes of friendly animals that run up to greet you (that may lick or even ‘kiss’ you) as you hand-feed them to your heart's content Afterwards, let loose, relax, and look forward to enjoying even more playful animals in one of the petting zoos. All this and more, will give you, your family, and friends a truly unique and personal zoo encounter.

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Brazos Ben State Park

21901 FM 762, Needville, Texas www.tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/brazos-bend

Looking for a “wild” experience? You will find it at Brazos Ben State Park less than hour an drive away. Spanning 5,000 acres of coastal prairie, you can observe a range of reptiles and animals including snakes, alligators and tarantulas. With six lakes in the park you can dip your fishing line during the day and gaze at the stars at night at the George Observatory located in the park. The Challenge Learning Center is the perfect spot to let the kids solve the problems of space travel and on the guided trails you can learn alligator etiquette. This is the perfect place to observe our Texas ecosystem up close. h

Get your safari hat on and end summer with a fun adventure!.

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NATURAL PEST CONTROL Your Garden Shouldn’t Be A Salad Bowl For Insects

The line from “Field of Dreams” applies here to your garden - “If you built it they will come.” Insects are just a part of nature, but that doesn't mean you have to kill everything that moves in your flower beds and garden area. A natural approach will keep off all the unwanted bugs from eating your plants and save the good ones, like Lady Bugs who you want around.

MAKE YOUR OWN INSECTICIDAL SOAP 2 ½ Tablespoons of dishwashing soap 2 ½ Tablespoons of vegetable oil 1 Gallon of warm water Mix well and place in a spray water. Use this for Aphids, and other soft belly insects. This mixture works to dissolve the waxy protection on the insects body and dehydrates and kills them without harming your plants.

Look Out For the Pear-Shaped Aphid This tiny insect can kill your plants in just days so this is one insect that you want to check for regularly. Light green in color, but they can also be black, brown, gray or yellow, their infestations begin small but can quickly cover your plants. They love small tender young leaves so look there first for them. Good news is, they are easy to control with natural means. First try your garden hose. Spray them off if you just had spotted a few of them. If they have taken hold of your plants, then use a insecticidal soap spray that you can purchase at a garden center to remove them. This soap also works on spiders, mites, mealy bugs, thrips and white flies.

The Bigger Bugs For bigger bugs like caterpillar’s you can just pick them off or if you don’t want to touch them, then use a BTK product from your garden supply. These products are a natural bacterium that attacks the cat-

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erpillar stage of development. They will immediately stop eating and starve to death and won't harm birds or bees. Working with Mother Nature, instead of just trying to kill everything that moves, will keep your garden healthy and beautiful through the summer as well as helping the birds and bees stay safe.

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Rao’s Bakery has been delivering smiles to South East Texas for over 70 years. Their variety of specialty pastries, sandwiches, coffee’s and cakes combined with their excellent service, make this a must stop for everyone. You can dine in or purchase a gift card for a friend – try out their specialty bags of coffees. 6915 Cypresswood Drive, Spring 77379

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