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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Using cooking as a learning tool for my special needs’ child (or my version of Eat, Pray, Love)

It’s been a week since I’ve started my “TV diet” experiment with my son and it’s been a learning experience for both of us. After two more days of no school due to snow and me trying to work it was extremely difficult to find activities for him and not revert back to the electronic […]

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 […]

Robyn O’Brien, Founder of AllergyKids, is my guest this week! By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, founder of Safety Mom Solutions

By The Safety Mom I’m so excited to be speaking with Robyn O’Brien on my radio show this week, Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom this Wednesday at noon EST – As most of you know, my son Spencer has severe intellectual disabilities and I’ve questioned for some time what role chemicals […]

Are Makers of Junk Food Finally Seeing the “Light” or Just Paying Lip Service? By Alison Rhodes, “The Safety Mom”

PepsiCo, the makers of Pepsi and Doritos among other things, just announced that they will be striving to make their foods “healthier.”  Most of the large food companies are being forced to do this.  Programs such as Michelle Obama’s recently launched “Let’s Move” campaign is shining a spotlight on the serious issue of childhood obesity […]

Michelle Obama Tells Parents – Let’s Move! On Fighting Childhood Obesity

Without a doubt, one of the greatest problems facing our children is childhood obesity.  Childhood obesity rates in the United States have tripled over the past three decades, and today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. Health experts blame obesity for a range of medical conditions, among them heart disease, […]

Tyson “Perfect Pairs” Sweepstakes

While it’s always important to have family meals together, having time to connect with your spouse or partner is equally as important. But finding time to cook a meal with everything else going on in a busy mom’s day is always a challenge. I’m always looking for ways to make my life a little easier […]

Finally some hopeful news for children with peanut allergies!

On Sunday researchers from Duke University unveiled the results of a new study that offers hope to kids with peanut allergies.  In an experimental  treatment doctors, in a controlled setting, gave 33 kids tiny amount of peanut protein in the form of powder sprinkled onto applesauce and other food.  Over the course of 8-10 months they were […]

The Latest on the Peanut Butter Recall

The peanut butter recall has been all over the news the past couple of days.  With the amount of information coming at us at such a fast pace, it can be confusing and overwhelming.  Here is a summary of the information we have so far:   The Salmonella outbreak is tied to the Peanut Corporation of […]