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Choosing Safe Video Games For Your Kids

You can already feel it in the air — the holiday shopping frenzy is about to begin!  I know that at my house, video games are going to be on top of my son’s wish list.  The problem is how to know which games are age appropriate.   The titles can be misleading and some games […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hey Mom — Who Are You Sleeping With?

On Tuesday a 7 1/2 month-old baby died when he rolled between a bed mattress and a wall. A U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission survey revealed that there are, on average, 64 deaths per year of children under the age of 2 from sleeping in an adult bed.  This is a tragedy that hits close […]

Amusement Parks – Thrillers or Killers?

Last week a 4 year old boy drowned at an amusement park in Santa Clara, California.  A teenage girl was killed in Wisconsin after falling 40 – 50 ft from a bungee-jumping ride.  And several weeks ago a 13-year old girl had her ankles severed off at a Six Flags in Kentucky.  What’s going on??? […]

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