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Hurricane Irma :: What You Need To Know And Do Right Now {Hurricane Preparedness}

We are at the height of hurricane season in the Gulf Coast region, and with Hurricane Harvey fresh on our minds hurricane Irma has all Louisiana, Florida and Gulf Coast residents concerned, worried and on edge. As Irma inches towards Florida (and possibly the Gulf of Mexico), channeling that nervous energy into productivity is the best […]

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Let’s Talk About The Safe Haven Law

Another day of scrolling through Facebook when I should probably be doing something else. It’s another day and the same sad, horrible story comes up in my feed. While it isn’t the exact same story, it is the same ending. A newborn baby abandoned in trashcan, garden, bathroom, dumpster the list goes on. It is […]

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Tips for a Safe Summer Road Trip

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by University Medical Center New Orleans. Summer is the perfect time to hit the road, whether for a quick visit to see friends and family, a weekend getaway or a leisurely trip across the country to your favorite vacation spot. Wherever your destination, it’s important to keep safety in […]

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Why We Don’t Use Behavior Charts

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. – Albert Einstein Apparently Einstein and I have something in common as am not a fan of reward charts for behavior. I’ve tried them. Sure, at first, they work great. But then, after a little […]

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Bullying: The Word Hasn’t Changed, But the Definition Has

Interesting fact: We never used the word BULLYING in high school. Bullies were jerks who used fists, stole lunch money, and picked on nerds – they weren’t people who were using words. Pranks, no matter how nasty or unkind, weren’t considered bullying. Gossiping and slandering were just people being callous. Bullying was an aggressive, physical […]

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Car Seat Safety: Tips to Protect Your Precious Cargo

Disclosure :: this post is sponsored by Touro Infirmary. Is your child properly and safely strapped into your car? Many parents know the importance of child passenger safety but a majority of child restraint systems are often used incorrectly. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are more likely to be […]

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Kids in the Kitchen :: Cooking Skills and Safety Rules

Like I mentioned in my last post, despite the benefits, we still get weary about allowing our kids to cook with us. Especially the young ones. The key, is to understand what skills our kids should have at different ages. Having this understanding allows us to safely foster their independence, while allowing us an opportunity to […]

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The Day a Bullet Went Through my Baby’s Bedroom {One Mom’s Plea for Safety}

I remember it like it happened yesterday. It was a quiet evening. I was sitting in the living room, on the sofa, writing a post on my laptop. My 1-year-old daughter was sleeping in our bedroom because she had a cough keeping her up at night. My husband was folding some clothes in the kitchen. […]

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