Zika Virus – The Facts

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Surviving Early Childhood – Life with toddlers and preschoolers isn’t easy

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Carbon monoxide poisoning – Tips for preventing during a power outage #CoxHomeLife

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Preparing for Natural Disasters #CoxHomeLife

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Safety Chronicles

Stop Using Infant Sleep Positioners!

  The Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FDA just posted a warning encouranging parents and caregivers to stop using infant sleep positioners.  The two main types of infant sleep positioners are flat mats with side bolsters or inclined (wedge) mats with side bolsters.  For years, sleep positioners have been touted as a SIDS risk […]

How can we stop the epidemic of bullying? Let’s start teaching tolerance by example

Today I was the guest speaker at a conference about cyberbulllying.  Whether it’s cyberbullying or “traditional” bullying, it’s a problem that’s growing.  Within the past 24 hours I’ve read two stories about  bullying and I’m sure there are hundreds more that didn’t make the news.  The first involved a boy who had his arms broken […]

Creating Safe Work/Life Balance as a Work-at-Home Mom By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

In today’s world, young moms are demanding work/ life balance.  They want more time with their families and are creating various solutions to make it work.  Usually this means flex time, part time or even starting their own business so that they can work from home full time. Working from home, however, isn’t always easy.  […]

Get Ready For Fire Safety Month By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

October is fire safety month, and most schools will be talking to our kids about what to do in case of a fire.  But how many of us really practice this at home?   How many of us have taken a few moments to read the instructions on our fire extinguisher?  Would you know how to […]

Organizing Your Home For Safety By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

For me, fall is always a time of fresh starts.  When I was in school, I used to love getting all of my new school supplies and organizing my notebook with the dividing tabs, my pencil case and the clean paper.  I guess this has carried over into my adulthood because I always get an […]

Let’s Talk Safety! Tips and Advice for Keeping Your Entire Family Safe

Come join me as I host a Twitter Party sponsored by Lowe’s talking about all things safety related when it comes to your family. Bringing home your first baby? What are the “must-do’s” to make your home as safe as can be! And we’ll be giving away great prizes to help you do this! Whole […]

Brush Up On Family Safety Basics & Check Out Lowe’s Safety Saturday By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

September is National Baby Safety Month, and whether you’re expecting your first baby or you already are a “veteran” parent, now’s the perfect time to take a look around your house to make sure it’s as safe as it can be! Along with some of the “basics,” such as installing electrical outlet covers, cabinet latches […]

A Great Safety Product, KidSwitch by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

Did you know that falls are #1 case of accidents in the home. Safety gates are a great way to help prevent falls at the stairs. However, it is also important to keep toddlers from standing or climbing on furniture in an attempt to reach objects. I remember when my son was fully potty trained […]

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