Best Blogs: Coughs, Colds and the McLean Photo Club

Our round-up of the best blogs on McLean Patch from Sept. 22 to 28

Did you miss some of the blogs this week on McLean Patch? Each week, we'll round them up in one convenient place for you.

Here are the highlights from blogs that ran Sept. 22 to 28.

"Introducing the McLean Photo Club & the Nature Visions Photo Expo"

  • Bill Corbett has started a blog on McLean Patch for the McLean Photo Club. He will routinely publish photos captured by club members.
  • "Five or so years ago I joined the club. I was looking for feedback on how to improve my photos.  Since then, I've learned enough to keep getting better, with equal parts luck and effort also important.  I've made some good friends whose work I admire."
  • "The McLean Photo Club is in its fifth decade -- and we welcome new members.  MPC's October meeting will be a friendly critique session, for any type of photograph, with no limitations on subject matter or photographic technique or equipment."
  • Read the full post here. 

"What Should You Do When Your Child Has a Fever and Cough?"

  • Some of these tips offered by local pediatrician John Jones might be ones you haven't considered before.
  • "Trust your parental instincts. If you feel that something is wrong, head to the ER or urgent care center — because you know what’s best for your child."
  • "I usually advise parents to stick with Motrin over Tylenol (and do not alternate) because a dose of Motrin lasts for eight hours while Tylenol only lasts for four hours. If your kids are anything like mine, my wife — also a doctor — and I try to avoid the medicine battle at all costs, so we minimize the frequency of giving medications. When determining the proper dose of Motrin, be sure to administer the dose base on your child’s weight — not their age."
  • Read the full post here. 

"Friday Flowers: Dazzling Dahlias"

  • Local McLean florist Binaifer Davar blogs about an arrangement she recently designed for Temple Rodef Shalom.
  • "All the flowers in this design are local-sourced, from Lynnvale Farms in Gainesville, Virginia."
  • "Inspired by a Hillwood flower design, created from flowers from the Hillwood cutting garden, I created a design of dazzling dahlias and cute cosmos."
  • Read the full post and see a picture of the finished product here.

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