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

Phil Mickelson’s Shining Example of Gratitude by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

By The Safety Mom I received this e-mail today from a friend who had received it from someone else. I’ve desperately tried to find out who wrote it so that I could give proper credit but I couldn’t. So, to whomever originally wrote this, my deepest apologies for not crediting you. But, this was so […]

Dangers of Concussions to Young Athletes – Texas Coach Suspended Over Abuse Allegations

I just read about the recent suspension of Texas Tech’s football coach, Mike Leach for “allegedly” isolating a player in a dark closet who refused to play with a concussion.  Of course, if he indeed did what he is being accused of, he should be immediately released from further tenure.  However, the incident is currently […]

Your Daugher can be Featured in Alloy magazine! Enter to Win the Playtex®, Confidence Rocks Sweepstakes

I frequently write and blog about how vital it is for teens – and girls in particular – to have confidence and healthy self-esteem.   They’re surrounded by images of gorgeous celebrities and often wonder if they measure up.  What they don’t realize is that most of these photos have been digitally enhanced!  There are, however, […]

When It Comes To Spring Sports Make Sure Your Kids Are Protected

April marks the start of many spring sports for kids from Little League to spring soccer.  While team sports are a great activity, it’s important that our children are sufficiently protected while they’re on the field.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, sports-related injuries are the leading cause of emergency room visits for 12 […]

The Government Finally Considers Children’s Safety

Every parent can celebrate tonight!  President Bush today signed a law that dramatically cuts the amount of lead in toys, mandates national safety standards for all-terrain vehicles that are linked to hundreds of deaths each year and partially bans the use of phthalates, a controversial chemical used to soften plastic.   The bill also increases the […]

An ATV Tragedy Close To Home

This weekend I was heartbroken to learn that a 14-year-old boy in my town died tragically in an all terrain vehicle (ATV) accident.  Unfortunately he had been riding with no helmet or safety gear and crashed into a tree.  The eight grader had just been sitting next to my friend's son at their graduation the […]

What You Need to Know About Dry Drowning

This week, the news was filled with a report of a 10-year-old boy in South Carolina who died from "dry drowning" – a little known phenomenon in which a person drowns without being in water.  There is a delayed effect – between one hour and twenty four hours – from the time the water reaches […]

Remembering Abigail

Last month 6 year-old Abigail Taylor died.   In June of last year Abigail was injured at the Minneapolis Golf Club when she sat on a wading pool drain.  The powerful suction ripped out part of her intestinal tract and she needed to receive a new small bowel, liver and pancreas.  Unfortunately she suffered setbacks, including […]