[safety] Videos

Gardening is a great family activity.   Here are some tips to make sure that your children are safe while they garden. (more…)

We live close to the beach and spend a great deal of time there.  The beach can be a relaxing place, but it can also be a dangerous place too.  Here are some tips to help keep your children safe during your beach trip.

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As children, my sisters and I enjoyed thunderstorms! We’d sit out on the porch with our parents and sing songs and play games while waiting for the storm to pass.  I’m not sure if it was the safest place to be, but it did certainly help to alleviate storm fears.

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During the summer, many families make a trip to the beach.  A day at the beach can be a stressful event, especially if you have young children.  Here are some tips to help make your day more relaxing! (more…)

As a mom, I am always looking to stretch our budget as far as possible.  Because we live in a coastal area of a southern state, I associate the summer months with “hurricane season”.  Hurricane season officially begins on June 1st and lasts until September.

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Dear “And You Will Have Kids”:

Our family will be going on a vacation soon to a large amusement park.  Our children are small and I worry about keeping them together.  What can I do to make sure no one gets “lost”?

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Summer vacation is fast approaching. Many think fun in the sun. I think scrapes, cuts, and sunburn. I hate to be such a pessimist, but kids will be kids, and my poor kids are about as graceful as their mother. So I figure it’s better to be prepared with a little knowledge so that I can give more kisses and hugs after dispensing the first aid with ease. (more…)

I think safety is a good thing.  As a mom, I make sure that my children take precautions as appropriate: they wash their hands to get rid of germs, they wear safety gear when riding their bikes, and they buckle up their seat belts in the car.  My father laughs at my safety conscious ways at times.  We never wore seat belts in cars or helmets when riding bikes he reminds me. 

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When my oldest child was a baby, she would scream so loudly during bath time that I used to worry what the neighbors were thinking.  Should I explain to them that I was bathing her, or wait for them to show up on my doorstep and ask what was wrong?

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Dear “And You Will Have Kids”,

I read that you are an abuse survivor.  My soon to be ex is also abusive.  I suspect that he is now abusing the children during his visitation periods.  I don’t know what to do or how to protect my children.  Please help!

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I remember how horrified my husband’s mother was when I told her I was going to breast feed our son when he was born.  She had bottle fed all of her babies and had really “bought” into the advertising that had been geared towards women of her generation.  That advertising expounded on the scientifically created formula which was designed for maximum brain development.  She was terrified that I would harm our son if I fed him breast milk.  Besides, how would I know how many ounces he was getting?

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I loved to decorate for Christmas in my “BK” years.  You know, before kids.  I could put out all of the delicate and expensive decorations during that time in my life.  Five children later, things have changed.

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Many people find that as they get older, they get a few hours less sleep a night. Many attribute this phenomenon to the aging process. Unfortunately, sleeping is how our bodies rejuvenate themselves. Sleep is essential to your health but millions of older adults don’t get enough which can contribute to feelings of fatigue and drowsiness. In addition, lack of sleep can cause memory lapses and trouble with concentration. These two things could also be attributed to symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. Also, add a lower immunity threshold as well as obesity and heart disease risks.

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