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Safety Chronicles

Why Teens Need Toyota’s Driver Safety Clinics

“This post was written as part of my association with TeenDrive365 and the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic for which I have been compensated. For more information on the Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic, please visit” As my kids are getting ready to learn to drive I look at them and wonder how it’s possible that […]

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 […]

Embrace Your Own Independence Day!

Are you living the dream of our forefathers who fought for our freedom?  Maybe freedom meant something very different to them but, for all of us, doesn’t it come down to what it states in the Declaration of Independence – life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? My work as a motivational speaker and personal life […]

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