Category: Safety

5 simple things every parent needs to teach their children

Every day 44 children are hit by a car while walking. Recently released data from 2013 reports 444 kids were killed in 2013 after being hit while walking. And 16,000 more were injured; that’s 44 children hurt every day. These … Continue reading

School bus shuffle

Kids have gone back to school over the last couple weeks and that means a new routine for drivers with more people, cars and buses on the road. I know my new daily routine has to change allowing for a … Continue reading

The bike helmet that saved a life

I’m always impressed when parents work through adversity and become true advocates when their child is injured.  Today I want to share with you Jane’s story.  Thankfully her 8-year-old son was wearing a helmet during a recent accident – you … Continue reading

Update: Liquid detergent pods

I’ve been writing about the dangers of liquid detergent pods for quite some time and it looks like some important people are paying attention. Recently, Consumer Reports, a well-respected organization that has helped my family purchase appliances and cars, announced … Continue reading

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