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Safety Chronicles

Will I Ever Stop Worrying About My Special Needs’ Son?

Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom It’s been a while since I’ve blogged about Spencer.  He’s b  een doing so well at his new school in many respects.  He’s more relaxed, he’s getting good grades and, from what the teachers tell me, he’s popular in class.  It seemed as if everything was going along smoothly.  But, […]

Why is There Even a Question Whether to Ban Alcohol Energy Drinks?

By The Safety Mom This week the FDA is going to be considering whether to ban alcohol energy drinks. These are the ones that have been spotlighted in the news lately – most specifically the drink Four Loco. One Four Loco is the equivalent of four beers and a cup of coffee and it’s been […]

I’m teaching my kids that it’s not about being a Republican or Democrat by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

My kids have been asking me a lot of questions since they see all of the signs around town and hear the ads on TV.  It seems as if all they hear is how bad the “other guy” is.  It’s hard to explain to them what anyone really stands for because it’s spun, manipulated and […]

Don’t let the excitement of the game over-rule safety for young athletes, by Alison Rhodes The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom This past weekend my step-daughter got sidelined from her soccer play-offs due to a concussion. I have to say I wasn’t upset. I mean, I was upset about the concussion but not about her getting side-lined. She is one of the star players and this was an important game and I […]

What kids aren’t hearing at alcohol education lectures – Rachael’s story – by Alison Rhodes The Safety Mom

Last night the Youth Council in my community sponsored an event about the current laws and issues surrounding teen drinking and driving. They had several speakers, the head doctor at the local ER, a defense attorney who explained the legal and financial ramifications of serving minors and the local police officer assigned as the liaison […]

Some Great Baby Stuff From the ABC Kids Expo by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

[youtube=] My last day at the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas was a great time to catch up with old friends and check out some new stuff as well. I had to stop by the Go Mama Go booth ( to see their latest Wonder Bumpers styles. These are a great alternative to traditional […]

Day 2 of the ABC Kids Expo – Great New Safety Products

[youtube=] I’m always curious to see what’s new in the way of safety products at the ABC Kids Expo and there’s always one that really catches my eye. This year it was a new product just launched called Baby Rescue ( It was invented by two firefighters from Seattle who saw too often babies perish […]

Welcome To The ABC Kids Expo

Here’s my first video from the ABC Kids Expo in Las Vegas. This is the show where any company that has a product geared towards kids comes to show their goods. And let me tell you, there are some incredible products out there! Tomorrow I’ll be sharing with you some new, innovating safety products but […]

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