All Blog Posts Tagged 'safety' (85)

Google for kids

When I let my son use my computer, he is usually sitting in my lap (or I am right next to him). He likes to use the mouse, he likes to type his name and we watch videos of Sesame Street friends or PBS videos with child-friendly content.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 8, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

Hey, Mom! Watch this!

It is the echoing cry of children throughout the playground:



"Hey, Mom! Watch this!"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on December 1, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

WAKE UP- THE KIDS NEED US

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 littleguy  Today’s blog will start with something very scary that happened to me when my oldest son was two years old.   We were in the Self Checkout at the grocery store.  He was standing by me as I rang up our groceries.  When I looked down to ask him something, he…

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Added by Angela Alexander on November 12, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Something is growing in your car seat

Sometimes when I am at work I look at my keyboard and am disgusted because I can't remember the last time I cleaned it. This is usually followed by a bout of spraying and swabbing it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 29, 2014 at 6:24am — No Comments

Halloween Safety Tips for Parents and Kids

If you’re like many families out there, you will probably be dressing up your little goblin or ghoul this Halloween for Trick-or-Treating. Here are several tips to keep everyone safe this holiday and able to have a fun time out.

Halloween Safety Tips:

  • Use Sidewalks – When available, always use the sidewalks rather than the street
  • Don’t…
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Added by Krystal Chiarolla on October 28, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Creating an exit strategy

My son wants to live with the firefighters. He has told me numerous times about his plans to live at the fire station and be in charge of fixing the trucks with special tools. He told me he doesn't want to fight the fires, but he does want to be able to slide down the pole.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 14, 2014 at 6:35am — No Comments

Can I please just drive?

My son and I are on the way to the grocery store and my phone dings. I ignore it. It dings again. Then my phone rings. Normally, I have Bluetooth enabled in my car, but it is off right now, so I don't answer the phone. My son asks me why I don't answer the phone and my answer is, "Because I'm driving and people can wait."…



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Added by Lauren Markman on October 13, 2014 at 6:38am — No Comments

A love letter to feet

When my son was three, he liked to play a game where he dressed up like either mommy or daddy. This mostly involved wearing our shoes. He would come clunking out of the closet with my husband's shoes on, struggling to lift his feet in them, or he would slide around in a pair of my heels and ask me, "how do you walk in these shoes, Mommy?"…

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Added by Lauren Markman on October 11, 2014 at 9:25am — No Comments

Parents: Stop calling your kids

I would like to issue an overdue apology to my five roommates in college: I'm sorry I wouldn't answer the phone. Back in the pre-cell phone days (you know, when dinosaurs roamed the earth), a call would come into the dorm room phone, and I wouldn't move to answer it.…

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Added by Lauren Markman on August 11, 2014 at 6:48am — No Comments

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

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