How to Help Seniors Overcome Holiday Blues

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The gift you must give yourself this holiday – acceptance

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Gifts for New Drivers

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The Fight Against Juul Needs to Continue

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Why I Want To Rip President Barbie’s Head Off

  Last week Mattel hosted a major press conference in New York City and announced that Barbie was running for President of the United States.  Yes, the blonde icon with the body that launched many an eating disorder was, as the press release announced, “standing on her own two feet” and announcing her candidacy.  Apparently […]

Toyota of Stamford & Alison Rhodes Team Up to Promote Safe Driving

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Michele Bennett 203-246-7859 Toyota of Stamford and National Family Safety Expert Alison Rhodes Team Up to Promote Safe Driving Stamford, CT – April 12, 2012 — It was announced today that Toyota of Stamford has partnered with national family safety expert Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, to help promote safe […]

Should screaming, unruly children be removed from planes?

A Rhode Island family was kicked off a Jet Blue flight from Turks and Caicos last month after their 2-year old was having a tantrum.  The couple was travelling with the 2 year-old Natalie, who was struggling and screaming, and her 3 year old sister Cecilia. The couple managed to hold down Natalie and get […]

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Teen Dating Violence – It’s Worse Than Parents Think

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, an issue most parents think will never effect their son or daughter.  But, unfortunately, that’s not the case.  Most parents don’t realize the extent of date violence and abuse among teens.  According to a study conducted by Teenage Research Unlimited (TRU):   1 in 5 teens that have […]

The Dangers of Home Electrical Fires by Stephen Bender, owner of Bana Electric

By now, I’m sure you have heard of the tragic fire that occurred on Christmas Day 2011 in Stamford, Connecticut claiming the lives of two adults and three small children.   A fireplace ember is what is said to have started the blaze and everyone knows that accidents can happen.  I am haunted however by a […]

Five signs your aging parents need help

For many people, going home for the holidays means facing an unpleasant reality.  Our parents are aging and, in fact, could be rapidly declining to a point that intervention is required in order to keep them safe. It’s hard to face.  After all, this means admitting that we’re getting older as well but, more importantly, […]

Safe Winter Play

If you live in most parts of the country, snow is a reality of winter. As a mom, I must admit that I enjoy the first snow day of the year as much as the kids. There’s something about it that makes everyone feel like a kid again. There are so many great outdoor sports […]