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Halloween Safety Tips

Scary costumes?  Check Bags of candy?  Check Halloween decorations?  Check The countdown to Halloween is well underway but here are a few considerations for your checklist before you send your little ghosts and goblins out for the evening: How safe is the costume? Many boys love dressing up as the Grim Reaper or some ghoul […]

Review of the Yeti Chair Guardian

Disclaimer – I have a material and/or financial connection because I received a gift, sample of a product and/or compensation for consideration in preparing to write this content. All opinions stated within are my own. How often have you watched your child precariously leaning back in his chair and just knowing he was going to […]

What Parents Need to Know about Enterovirus D68

On Wednesday, the CDC confirmed the first case of Enterovirus D68 here in Connecticut. As the school year begins, many children are coming down with colds. So, how do you know if your child has a run-of-the-mill cold or something more serious? Here’s what parents need to know about Enterovirus D68 as per the Centers […]

The Adrian Peterson Case Isn’t About Spanking!!

The NFL is proving itself to be filled with spousal abusers, animal abusers and now child abusers. For those of you who either aren’t football fans or ignored social media and other news all weekend, a disturbing case of child abuse is playing out in national media.  Minnesota Viking’s running back Adrian Peterson has been […]

Flu Shots for the Elderly

  An estimated 36,000 people die from the flu or complications of the flu each year, most of these deaths occurring in senior citizens. Because seniors’ immune systems begin to weaken at the age of 65, they are at a much higher risk for contracting the sickness. The CDC estimates that 200,000 people a year […]

Do You Know if a Child Abuser Is Employed In Your School?

A deeply disturbing issue is unfolding in my town.  I’ve held off blogging about it until now because it’s truly a black eye on the town I love very much.  But now, as facts are unfolding, I’m writing this blog as a warning to parents around the country that individuals entrusted to care for their […]

“Mean Girl” Bullying Almost Always Starts at Home

We’re all familiar with “mean girl” bullying – the subtle put-downs, gossiping and condescending glances that are the hallmarks.  Unfortunately I’m not referring to teens, I’m talking about the moms. I was having a conversation with a friend the other day (let’s call her Ms. C) and she was relating how upset she was over […]

Teen Safe Driving focus of I Heart Radio and Ad Council campaign – Take the Pledge

I’m a big I Heart Radio fan and just became a bigger one since they’ve partnered with the Ad Council to promote a teen safe driving campaign this summer. Yes, this campaign is geared towards teens but, let’s face it, parents can also use some reminders about the dangers of buzzed driving. In fact, to […]

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