It is definitely cold and flu season. So many of my friends and family members have been sick already, we are just trudging along, trying to avoid sickness. The boys are both loving berries right now…blueberries and blackberries specifically…and they love to take their vitamins and drink orange juice, so that’s a start. We’re trying to keep our hands washed, which is difficult when it’s so cold and our hands are dry, but we’re trying!
But what happens when our kids DO get sick? We turn to medicine to help ease the symptoms of the [...]
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We have been very blessed this year and the boys have a lot of STUFF. Toys, food, candy, ride-ons, carseats, etc, etc….there is just no way I can stay up to date on all of the recalls that happen daily by checking out manufacturers’ websites and subscribing to email lists. Most of the time, I notice a recall weeks or even months after it happens and that is frustrating. Unless it’s a MAJOR recall that affects the health of a lot of people, there is [...]
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Recently there was a Graco Safety party in DFW to announce the awesome new Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 carseat to a few bloggers. I was unable to attend the local #GracoSafety party like I had planned, but thanks to my sweet mother-in-law and blogger friend, Staci, from 7 on a Shoestring, we received this awesome Graco SnugRide Click Connect 40 carseat to review:
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We bought Captain Fussybuckets his first bike at a garage sale last Fall. It came with training wheels, but no helmet. We knew the importance of wearing a helmet when cycling, even if the training wheels were still on. It's important to get into that habit, for sure. So, Grandma bought the Captain a helmet for either his birthday or Christmas of last year, I don't really recall. But, he's been wearing the helmet each and every time he rides his bike outside, and most of the time when he rides his bike inside. (Yes, I [...]
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The Summer provides many new safety issues, especially concerning small children. Here are a few helpful tips and links to articles that have helped me to think about ways that I can keep my children safe in the summertime!
Water Safety – It's obvious, but never let your child in any amount of water without an adult present. No one should go swimming alone because muscle cramps and blackouts DO happen and it's better to swim in at least pairs. Life jackets, floaties, and floatation devices are great, but don't rely on them. [...]
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Do you have expired or unused medications that you need to dispose of? Well, DO NOT flush them! I had never thought about it before, but there's no telling what we have in our water supply these days. Sure, there are ways to make the water safe for drinking, but you gotta think that there is no way to filter out some things from the water supply. So, how do you dispose of medications properly? If you go to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration website, you'll find lots of helpful tips. First, you should [...]
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