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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Special Needs

Sometimes You Gotta Just Do It – by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom Now that I’m getting used to sharing what’s going on in my life I’m really enjoying it. I did my radio show yesterday, Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom, and I devoted the first ten minutes to talk about what’s really going on in my life. It’s always seems […]

How I’m Surviving My Life – by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom Up until now the majority of my blogs have been about child safety issues happening in the world, tips for baby proofing and product recalls. Once in a while I’ve opened up a bit about my life but not much. Some people are concerned about me doing this – that’s not […]

My Journey Through the World of Special Needs and Intellectual Disabilities – The Fight To Save My Son by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

This is the first and one of the most personal series of blogs that I will be writing.  As many of you know, I took on the role as The Safety Mom ( because I felt that if I could keep one child safe I would have done something to honor my son Connor who […]

With LD Kids, If At First You Don’t Succeed – Try Another Activity

This past weekend my son performed in the local children's theater rendition of Willy Wonka.  As you might know,  my son has non-verbal learning disorder (NLD.)  This makes it very hard for him to deal with the social situations involved with extracurricular activities.   He also has challenges understanding the overall strategies of team sports.  He's […]

The beginning of my journey with learning disabilities

My son and daughter started school this week and I think I was more nervous than they were.  We decided to have my son repeat 4th grade.  This was not a decision we arrived at lightly.  However, after years of doctors visits, research and expert opinion, we've finally had him officially diagnosed with non-verbal learning […]