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Keep Kids Safe in Winter Weather

Winter is here and one thing that means for many of us is cold weather, wind, storms, and perhaps even a lot of snow. Outdoor activities with the family and for your kids do not have to be out of the question in the cold weather, but there are definitely different measures to take to […]

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7 Key Lessons to Teach Kids About Body Safety and Consent

Starting with the viral hashtag #metoo in 2017, everyone was talking about the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment. Like so many others, I have my own #metoo story. That however is not why I’m writing right now, what I want to try to do in order to help change this prevalence of sexual assault […]

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Allowing and Encouraging Your Teen to Date

I am a feminist. Right off the bat I feel this sinking pit in my stomach because I feel I need to preface this post with that. As I was growing up and as I became a mother, I have heard time and time again jokes about how dad’s wouldn’t allow their daughters to date […]

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Newborn Safety Series: Feeding Safety

Newborns are fragile, they’re resilient, but they’re also fragile. They are also limited on what they do the first few months of their lives. They eat, they sleep, they poop, pee, and that’s about it. One of the most important factors as parents to help our baby grow and flourish is feeding them, however there […]

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Newborn Safety Series: Sleeping Safety

When I became a mom for the first time, around three years ago, I was often a nervous wreck. What do I do? Am I doing this right? Is she getting what she needs? All of these questions were running through my head non-stop. Then there was the fear of her getting her, the fear […]

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Newborn Safety Series: Choking and Strangulation

Choking and strangulation are both leading causes of accidental death in infants. There are so many different objects and situations that can pose a significant risk to your baby’s safety. Watching for these several different hazards can help protect your child from serious injury or death. Choking Hazards Food As a baby grows old enough […]

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Newborn Safety Series: Bathing Safety

As we consider safety while raising our children is it important to consider bath time. The risk for injury during a bath for newborn or small child is high. Most children love water and are drawn to playing in it. *affiliate links* Sponge Baths Newborns should be given sponge baths until their umbilical stump falls […]

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Surprise! Childproofing is Not Complete, It’s a Mindset

So you’ve gone through your entire house and you think you’re done childproofing. You’ve plugged every outlet, cushioned every table corner, latched every cabinet and drawer, but don’t stop now. Children are unpredictable and as they grow there will be new, different things they are interested in, you must be prepared and diligent for any […]

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Newborn Safety Series: Preventing Falls

When we have small children, newborn to a year old, there are many different scenarios that may cause a fall. When small, especially newborn, these falls can be very harmful. According to the CDC approximately 2.8 million children a year visit the emergency room due to injuries from a fall. *affiliate links* How Can We […]

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Childproofing Your Home by Room

Having children can be non-stop worry. We have to worry about our children being harmed everyday. Their home should be a safe place of comfort and control. It also be that for you as the parent. When we properly childproof our home it makes it easier to live day by day with less worry. Childproofing […]

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