Safety is one of my biggest concerns when it comes to going walking, going to an unfamiliar place, or spending time outdoors with my family, especially this time of year when it gets dark outside earlier in the evenings. Having a cell phone is a great accessory but in the event of an emergency it is not always possible to dial 911 or reach…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments
Welcome to my page! Thank you for stopping by Uplifting Families. I wanted to take the time and thank all of those people that have made Uplifting Families successful. Without your love and support, my blog wouldn’t be where it is today. I started blogging in November of 2011, shortly after my youngest son was born, because I wanted to help other mother’s…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on August 13, 2013 at 8:50pm — No Comments
Fourth of July is a little over a week away and the firework stands have been preparing for weeks so that they can legally open. Most states in the US, allow firework stands to only be open for a short period of time before New Years Eve and Fourth of July. During this small window, thousands of people flock to the firework stands looking to buy…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments
Yesterday afternoon I decided to take the kids to the swimming pool for a bit of afternoon fun. My older kids have been asking when they could go swimming every since school has been out for the summer. I decided that I would surprise the kids and let them go swimming. The look on their face was “priceless” when they discovered that we were going to go swimming.
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Added by Christy Garrett on June 23, 2013 at 7:21pm — No Comments
Do crime rates decrease during the summertime? Most people would assume that crime rates would decrease during the summer since families are more active, plan vacations, and aren’t always at home. You might be surprised but …Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 21, 2013 at 5:31pm — No Comments
As the weather has warmed up outside, I have noticed more children and teenagers in my neighborhood outside playing and riding their bikes, scooters, or skateboards. I have noticed that the children in our neighborhood think that they own the road and aren’t always paying attention to traffic around them. Sometimes they will even continue riding in the middle of…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 19, 2013 at 5:40pm — No Comments
The temperatures are beginning to rise outside as summertime is quickly approaching and families are often planning fun outdoor activities and outings. If you or your children are active and enjoy outdoor activities, it is important that you know the signs and symptoms of heat related illness so that you can quickly recognize and respond to them. It is…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 18, 2013 at 5:20pm — No Comments
As school is letting out for the summer, many parents begin planning activities to keep their child busy over the summer. As a working mom, your child may go to daycare. If your daycare is similar to the one my kids attended, they go on field trips throughout the summer to keep the school aged children busy. If you don’t have a bottle of sunscreen…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on June 10, 2013 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Do you enjoy sharing photos with your friends? Come and join in the fun. To participate you just have to share a photo each day depending on the subject listed below for each day. Photo challenges are a great way to meet new friends and share your creativity with others. Each day has a new theme.
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Added by Christy Garrett on June 1, 2013 at 3:43pm — No Comments
Today was a perfect day to spend some time outside with the kids. This was a fun post for me to write today as I wanted to share a few photos of my family spending time together playing. The weather here was in the 80's which is perfect for spending time outside without it being too hot for the kids to play. To see photos of our fun time at the park please visit, my blog at…Continue
Added by Christy Garrett on March 16, 2013 at 7:17pm — No Comments
When I was pregnant with my youngest, I was worried about how our dog would react to the new baby. Our dog was used to getting a ton of attention from us and I was worried that she would get jealous of the time that it takes to care for a newborn. Most dogs adapt to the changes and welcome the baby into the pack. While…
Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments