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Child Safety

Christmas Tree Safety

The Christmas season is beautiful with all the decorated windows, colorful lights, and well trimmed trees. But, we must pause to ensure that our decorating is as safe as can be especially when it comes to the tree.  According to the National Fire Prevention Association, between 2003 and 2007, U.S. fire departments responded to an […]

Time To Go Out And Play… Creating a Safe Day Outside

Now that winter is finally over my kids are just itching to be outside every chance they get.  Before letting them use any of their outdoor play equipment, however, check that it’s still in good working order: Be sure all S hooks and bolts are still tight and that metal items haven’t rusted.  Check the […]

Facebook and Depression

While it might seem strange to a parent, doctors now believe that social media sites can actually lead to depression in ‘tweens and teens.   In fact, there is a new term for this – Facebook Depression.   In a report just released by the American Academy of Pediatrics, doctors offer background on the latest research in […]

Summer Heat – Never Leave Your Kids Alone in a Car

While a parent might think, “It will never happen to my child,” sadly about 45 kids die every year from being left in hot cars. The majority of these cases are due to a parent forgetting the child is in the car or the child playing in the car unbeknownst to the caregiver. As the […]

Tips For A Safe 4th of July

It’s still a few days before the 4th of July but my entire family is already getting excited about the holiday!  We live in a typical small town that has a 5K Run in the morning followed by a town barbeque, live music and of course fireworks.  Unfortunately two of my children are still small enough that the […]

National Cyber Safety Awareness Day

Today is National Cyber Safety Awareness Day. A few years ago, this day would be unheard of but unfotunately, cyber-bullying has become one of the greatest dangers effecting our kids. And, it’s not just teens. One of the largest growing poplulations on the Internet is 2 – 4 year olds. As our young children gain […]

Cord Blood Banking – Insurance for the Future; What Every Parent Must Know

You have all the information on how to decorate the nursery. You have read all the information and reviews on what gear to buy. What info has your OB/GYN provided you regarding banking your baby’s cord blood? Many OB/GYNs will tell their patients that unless there is a hereditary disease in the family, it is […]

CPSC’s Pool Safety Campaign Needs Include Child Safety Tips for Securing Windows and Doors

According to a recent report, there have already been 37 drowning and 38 near-drowning incidents across the country this year. The Consumer Product Safety Commission is kicking off its Pool Safely: Simple Steps Save Lives campaign, which highlights various water safety tips. One of the most important tips is to never let your child out […]