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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Sports & Outdoors

Junior Seau’s death needs to be a wake-up call for high school athletes

Even if you’re not a football fan, the suicide of NFL legend Junior Seau is shocking and tragic.  Here was a guy who had it all and was regarded as one of the greatest of all time.  As soon as I heard it was suicide the first thing that came to my mind was that another […]

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 […]

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 […]

Our first day at Dutch Wonderland by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom [youtube=] Our vacation is off to a great start! I have to say, finding your way to Lancaster, PA isn’t the easiest – thank goodness for the GPS in the Toyota Sienna! But once we found the Willow Valley Inn and Resort the kids were in heaven! There are both indoor […]

Everyone in the Family is Already Planning Their Hershey Park Activities by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom Today was my daughter’s last day of school and now the countdown for our summer vacation to Lancaster, PA and Hershey Park  has really begun!  Kelsey heard rumors from her friends that there are bags of chocolate in every room at The Hershey Hotel.  Not sure if that’s true or not, […]

Who knew Lancaster, PA could be so much fun? By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, founder of Safety Mom Solutions

This time next week I’ll be with my family down in Lancaster, PA –  Somehow, even though I grew up in New York, I never took a family vacation there.  Quite frankly, I didn’t really know that they had much to offer.  Boy was I wrong!  I’ve been working with some of the people […]

Would you let your 16 year old sail around the world alone? By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, founder of Safety Mom Solutions

By The Safety Mom I was sitting at O’Hare airport last night when a man turned to me with his computer and said, “Would you let your 16 year-old sail around the world alone?” I thought he was joking. Then he showed me the headlines. Ah yes, another subject for my parenting hall of fame. […]

Hershey Park, here we come! By Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom, founder of Safety Mom Solutions

This weekend really marked the end of the school year for me.  It was my daughters’ dance recitals, the culmination of an exciting year for them.  I was, without a doubt, the proud mama sitting in the front row with tears in my eyes.  My fiancée is already worried that if I was this stressed […]