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The Project Yellow Light Scholarship #stopthetexts

As adults, we all know how important it is to keep kids from texting and driving- and in general, safe behind the wheel. So many accidents happen involving teens, due to inexperience and a feeling of invincibility. As parents, we need to talk to them (and often) about safety while driving.  Have you had a conversation with your kids lately?  It’s never too early to start talking about safety. Have a conversation with your kids about texting … Read entire article »

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#GetReady: Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

#GetReady: Two Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, Oct. 29 is the 2-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s U.S. landfall. Sandy affected 24 states, killed 162 people, caused more than $50 million in damage and damaged or destroyed 650,000 homes and hundreds of child care centers and schools. It was the day that life turned upside down for thousands of children who suddenly lost everything – including their very sense of stability. Save the Children is still working with many of these children … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious

Car Seat Checks for Child Passenger Safety Week

Car Seat Checks for Child Passenger Safety Week

As a mom, this is a sobering fact: Motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death for children age 1 to 13 in the USA. We often take for granted plopping our kids in the car, buckling them up, and heading out for our day. Our babies (no matter how old they may be!) are precious cargo. As parents, it is our responsibility to make sure they are safe, whether they are in our … Read entire article »

Filed under: Car Seat, Charity, Safety

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

7 Tips for Keeping your Kids Safe in Honor of Safe Kids Day 2014

Did you know that preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States? Talk about a surprising and startling statistic. Every year, a million families around the world lose a child to a preventable injury. Millions more children are injured in ways that can affect them for a lifetime. Too many families don’t have access to the information they need to keep their children safe from tragedies such as drowning, car crashes, fires … Read entire article »

Filed under: 0-5 (By Age Group), 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Celebrity Babies, Charity, Childproofing, Events, Health, Kindergartners, Parenting, Pre-schoolers, Safety, School Aged Children, Socially Conscious, Toddlers

Summer Safety Tips from ThinkFirst

The Kessler Foundation’s Chapter of  ThinkFirst  is a part of a national ThinkFirst network created to help children avoid suffering disabling injuries. ThinkFirst has offered some crucial safety tips to remember throughout this summer. Kessler Foundation ThinkFirst Safety Tips:  Check all outdoor toys that have been stored during the winter to insure no wheels are lose, no pieces are missing and there is no other wear that would make it unsafe for children. Children should wear a helmet every time they ride their bike, skateboard or rollerblade. Studies have shown wearing a helmet can reduce the risk of a head injuries by as much as 85 percent. When purchasing a helmet insure that it fits properly and meets or exceeds the safety standards developed by American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and/or the American Society for … Read entire article »

Filed under: Charity, Safety, Socially Conscious, Summer

Why Didn’t I Think of This?

Why Didn’t I Think of This?

Vat19 has all types of unusual  and cool products, and I’ve often perused their site looking for unique gifts. For Mother’s Day, they sent me one of their newest products- the Cool Touch Oven Rack Guard. I’m a bit clumsy when I’m in a hurry, so I’ve burned my hand and wrist several times taking things out of the oven. The Cool Touch Oven Rack Guard is 18 inches long, and it snaps onto the … Read entire article »

Filed under: Featured, Food, Gift Ideas, Safety

You’ve Babyproofed…But Have You Fireproofed?

You’ve Babyproofed…But Have You Fireproofed?

You’ve probably baby-proofed your home, but have you fire-proofed your home?  According to the U.S. Fire Administration, nearly 47,000 household fires occur during the holidays each year. You can download a free fire safety resource guide at www.BeFireSmart.com, which is sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Since I’ve been so careful about baby-proofing, I assumed my home was fire safe. Even someone as Type A and safety conscious as me will find the room-by-room fire hazard checklist to be helpful. For … Read entire article »

Filed under: Childproofing, Safety