Is Febreze Safe or Toxic?

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Before you judge the mom with the out of control kid on the plane read this

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How to Care for a Caregiver When It’s Overwhelming

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Stuck in your car and it is sub zero out – what you need to know!

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Child Safety

Are We Risking Our Children’s Lives Buying Toys This Holiday Season?

As the Safety Mom, I get e-mails from concerned parents daily, asking me questions about child safety as well as letting me know about products recalls.  Last night my in-box was flooded with the news of the latest recall, Aqua Dots, distributed by SpinMaster Ltd. here in the U.S.   In case you’re not familiar with […]

Does the CPSC really care about child safety?

Now that the holiday season is about to kick into full gear, we can’t help but wonder, is the toy we just bought really safe?  Are we going to read that it’s been recalled next week?  We rely on the government to monitor these issues and protect our kids from faulty manufacturing and unsafe levels […]

Child Safety Tips for Halloween

Before your little ghosts and goblins set out for a scary night of trick-or-treating, be sure their prepared to be safe as well as scary.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you’re planning their evening: There’s safety in numbers: If your child’s old enough to go out without an adult, make […]

The Cold Medicine Confusion – What’s a Mom To Do?

On Friday, A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel recommended a ban on over-the-counter cough and cold medicines for children younger than 6.    Many reports showed that the medicines were nothing more than a placebo and recommended the drugs be tested to see if they are in any way effective.  The recommendations apply […]

Who’s Picking Up Your Child at School?

My daughter Kelsey started kindergarten this week.  She loved everything about it except taking the bus home after school. Unfortunately we’re the last house on the bus run so she was by herself which was a little frightening for her.  Of course I told her I’d pick her up from school instead.  It turns out […]

You Can Never Take a Vacation From Safety

This past weekend my husband and I took a mini vacation.  When we came out of our hotel room we found a boy who looked to be about five years old standing in the middle of the hall.  When I asked him where his mom and dad were he said that he had left his […]

Drowning Tragedies — Parents Speak Up!

I’ve blogged about this before but it’s such an important issue I need to get the word out again.  It appears as if a 6 year old boy in Greenwich, CT drowned over the weekend after becoming entrapped in the drain of an in-ground pool. As parents, summer should be a time to look forward […]

What You Need to Know About Toy Recalls

I was talking to some friends this weekend about the recall of the Easy Bake Oven – one of my absolute favorite toys growing up. I was amazed to find out how many of my friends with teenage daughters still have their Easy Bake Ovens in a closet somewhere.  The same was true for the […]

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