Category: Safety

The dangers of detergent pods

By Oakwood mom Amanda Hoying Two years ago, I made the decision to leave the classroom and become a full time mom.  Little did I know what I challenge this was going to be!  I envisioned days of arts and … Continue reading

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

Jump Around

As I begin this blog post, House of Pain’s Jump Around is in my head…but I digress… Today’s safety topic is backyard trampolines.  Recently I received a phone call from a mom who was trying to find a way to … Continue reading

A lifesaving career

May 20-May 26 is National Emergency Medical Services week. It is a time to honor the dedication of those who provide the day- to-day lifesaving services of medicine on the front line. Working as a paramedic is a tough career … Continue reading

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