My Daughter’s Ready to Leave – I’m Not

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“Packets Up” Is The Way To Go With Liquid Laundry Packets

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How Re-Inventing Yourself Will Make You Happy

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What I’ve Learned Living Without a Credit Card for Six Years

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Baby Proofing

In Defense of Baby Proofing – Isn’t Saving One Child’s Life Worth It? By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

I just read a blog that absolutely outraged me and I feel I must comment.  Colleen Driscoll, the executive director of the International Association for Baby Proofers was quoted on the importance of baby proofing and the need, at times, to hire a professional baby proofer.  This was scoffed at by columnist Lenore Skenazy, author […]

Evenflo & Safety Mom Solutions Come To The Rescue For One Family in Brooklyn By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

Aura was in deep need of babyproofing help.  She has a newborn, 2 year old twins and a 6 year old! Two months ago, she entered the Evenflo Home Safety Makeover Contest for a chance to win a consultation with the Safety Mom ( and to have her home babyproofed by Safety Mom Solutions (  […]

The Child Safety Hazards of Flat Screen TV’s by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

I’m often asked by parents what are the greatest dangers facing their kids in and around the home.  Surprisingly, topple over accidents are becoming the leading hazard facing babies as well as older kids.  And flat screen TVs are the greatest culprit.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 17,000 children had to be rushed […]

My View From The Bay Segment On Brain Injury in Kids

I just got back from a rain-soaked trip to San Francisco for my View From The Bay segment.  Without a doubt, San Francisco is one of my favorite cities and I love doing this show.  I’ve known the host, Spencer Christian, for years and it’s always such fun working with him! If you didn’t have […]

Home Organizing Safety Tips For The New Year

As we approach 2010, it’s a great time to organize your home and do a “safety check-up” of your child’s toys and furniture. When you have kids it’s important to be organized and keep dangerous items stored securely and locked away. Keep in mind how you store things is equally as important as what you […]

Home Safety for the Holidays

It seems like this year just flew by! I’m off to the garage to hunt for all of my favorite holiday decorations, but before that I wanted to announce an exciting new contest I’m launching with Evenflo® Home Safety today. We are giving the gift of a home safety makeover (by yours truly) this holiday […]

I’ve Been Misrepresented In The Media Tonight

Regrettably, what you say during a media interview is not always what is aired.  Once the camera stops rolling, you have no control over what ends up on the cutting room floor, and what airs; often what happens is that a sound bite is aired without the full context and therefore you end up being […]

Massive Crib Recall To Be Announced Tomorrow

There have been several news reports today about a massive crib recall that will be announced tomorrow. Unfortunately this little bit of information is only serving to terrify new parents because they have no idea if their crib will be one that is recalled. This is a classic case of keeping things in perspective. I’ve […]