All Blog Posts Tagged 'safety' (75)

Summer Sun Safety

There is no feeling quite like the sun warming your face on that very first summer day. It reminds us of picnics, bar-b-ques, and time with friends and family at a beach or lake. But, while you’re enjoying the great outdoors, the sun is causing damage to your skin. 

We all know that overexposure…

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Added by Mom Bloggers Club on July 23, 2014 at 3:48pm — No Comments

How long can you ignore your phone?

I'd like to issue a long-overdue apology to each of the five roommates I had in college: I'm sorry that I did not answer the phone when it was ringing. I knew that it drove you crazy, but I was absorbed in something else/didn't feel like talking to anyone, and thus, did not answer the phone.



But, I…

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Added by Lauren Markman on May 26, 2014 at 8:13am — 3 Comments

Learning how to play it safe

My son has a special title: He is our safety officer. Whenever we get in the car to go to school, I tell him that he is responsible for making sure everyone is buckled up for safety. When he helps me cook in the kitchen, I've given him the responsibility for making sure I am being safe around the stove.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on April 15, 2014 at 6:34am — No Comments

Is it Safe to Use a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace to Reduce Teething Symptoms?

When your child starts teething, typically around 4 to 6 months of age, your baby will probably be…

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Added by Christy Garrett on March 13, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments

Privacy issues - offline and online

As my son grows older, we have lots of reasons to celebrate: His growing sense of responsibility, the way he is able to write and almost read, and the way he is gaining control over his emotional and physical being.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on March 10, 2014 at 2:11pm — 3 Comments

Underage socializing

I know several parents who have secured social media accounts in their children's names, intending them to be gifts once their children reach the appropriate age.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on February 24, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

The Salt and Ice Challenge – Kids Are Using Table Salt and Ice to Cause Painful Burns to Their Skin

Yesterday afternoon when my son got into the car, he was asking his sister if she ever put salt on ice.  I didn’t realize that he was talking about putting the salt and ice combination on his skin.  I just assumed that his science teacher was teaching them about temperature changes using salt and ice.  Then this afternoon, I noticed a huge red spot…

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Added by Christy Garrett on January 14, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

7 Winter Essential Items to Keep Your Family Safe During Winter Holiday Trips

Are you planning on traveling this Christmas?  If so, you should make emergency plans in case of inclement weather derail your best laid out plan.  Winter storms can make traveling dangerous especially in…

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Added by Christy Garrett on December 7, 2013 at 9:27pm — No Comments

My backseat driver can't see over the steering wheel

These are things I regularly hear from the backseat:

  • What does that sign say?
  • How fast are we going?…
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Added by Lauren Markman on November 12, 2013 at 8:26am — No Comments

Easy Do It Yourself Dryer Maintenance Can Reduce the Risk of a House Fire

A few weeks ago, I noticed that our dryer was taking a long time to get our clothes dry.  I decided to get my older children to help me do some investigating and try to find the source of the problem.  I had a feeling that there was some lint trapped in the dryer hose but after investigating a little bit we discovered…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 8:11am — No Comments

React Mobile App Can Send Emergency Alerts at the Touch of a Button – Keeping You and Your Family Safe

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on November 12, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Hey Mom: Keep your eyes on the road

Your little one is in the back seat of your car. Where is your rear view mirror pointed? At the back windshield or at your child?

We've all done it: Even we parents who are really good about not answering our cell phones while driving have reached back to push some dirty sneakers off our seats or open a snack or help…

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Added by Lauren Markman on November 7, 2013 at 9:04am — No Comments

Car seat safety: When to face forward

I remember the day we changed my son's car seat to a forward-facing position: It was on his first birthday and he had reached the seat's height and weight limit (we actually got him a new seat and installed it on his birthday). He was so excited to see out the front windshield, and as we drove around, I could see him straining to see more of the road.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 18, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

Choosing the Right Backpack Can Greatly Reduce the Risks of Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

Is your child’s backpack too heavy, bulky, or about to burst at the seams because your child is constantly stuffing all of their school supplies, textbooks, library books, lunch boxes, and other personal belongings into their backpack?  A heavy backpack can cause long-term health problems or injuries.  Over the last few years, more children are…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 22, 2013 at 10:55pm — No Comments

Backpack Misuse Can Lead to Long-Term Health Problems or Injuries

As your kids are heading back to school and stuffing their backpack full of school supplies and books, it is important for parents to make sure that their backpack isn’t too heavy.  Did you know that most children carry their backpack improperly? Misusing a backpack and wearing it improperly can lead to long-term health problems or injuries.…

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Added by Christy Garrett on August 21, 2013 at 12:37am — No Comments

What Every Parent Should Know About Buying A Car For Their Teen

Many of us probably remember the joy of having our very first car. Getting our driver’s license was a good feeling of control, the freedom of being behind the wheel without supervision was as exciting as it was scary!

It is a very exciting and scary time for your teen as well and you really need to consider what type of car you want them driving while they are so inexperienced. The additional expense of a new car probably doesn’t sound like a great idea right now so I wouldn’t advise…

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Added by Zoey Maldonado on July 22, 2013 at 3:27pm — No Comments

Barbecue Safety Tips – Keep Your Children Safe While Using the Barbecue Grill

Do you enjoy grilling out during the summer months to avoid heating up your house while using your oven to cook meals for your family?   It is possible some families are able to grill out year round depending on where you live.  For most families grilling season typically begins when the temperatures get warmer outside or around Memorial Day.   Often times…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 26, 2013 at 5:11pm — No Comments

Summer Food Safety Tips – Reduce Your Chances of Food Poisoning

Do you enjoy going to barbecues or celebrations during the summer time, especially, around holidays?  Did you know that you are more likely to eat contaminated food when temperatures outside are warmer?  During the summer months many families and friends are getting together to hang out, have cookouts, attend celebrations, or…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 25, 2013 at 5:18pm — No Comments

Firework Safety and Prevention For The Entire Family

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…

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Added by Christy Garrett on June 24, 2013 at 9:20pm — No Comments

Family Fun – Spending the Afternoon at the Swimming Pool

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

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