Tag Archives: Safety

Why I hire a teen to babysit my kids

Have you ever hired a babysitter to watch your kids? I have a few times and it’s been great. I am lucky to have family nearby who babysit my kids, but we find ourselves saving these asks for when we’ve … Continue reading

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Do you know these 6 ways to protect baby from the sun?

Did you know that one or two severe sunburns during childhood can double the risk of getting skin cancer later in life? Infants’ skin is at greater risk of sunburn from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays due to their thin, … Continue reading

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How to search for child care for your baby

Shortly after my first child was born, the very idea of going back to work left me with a sick feeling in my stomach. Sure, I loved my work, but how was I going to leave my baby? How was … Continue reading

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Help your teens eliminate stress

Have you heard the song Stressed Out by 21 Pilots? If not, take a listen.  I changed the radio station for about a week before I listened, but when I did the lyrics hit me and immediately made me think … Continue reading

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From mush to lumps: introducing food textures to baby

Congratulations, your baby is 6 months old and you’ve started introducing solids to your little one.  Adding solids into baby’s routine is fun, messy and definitely camera worthy! But for many parents it can be a nerve-racking adventure, especially when junior starts and … Continue reading

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Tether straps and forward-facing car seats: what you need to know!

As a mom, a nurse and a certified car seat safety technician, I am super-aware of the importance of having a correctly installed car seat.  Simply put, a correctly installed car seat prevents injuries and saves lives. So imagine my … Continue reading

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What you need to know before you switch to a booster seat!

We all want our children to be safe when traveling in the car.  And rightly so – motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death and injury in young children.   But let’s face it, navigating the world … Continue reading

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