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Water Safety and What You Should Know

June 30, 2015

Drowning is among the top causes of accidental death worldwide. Drowning can happen quickly and in less than 1 inch of water. Backyard swimming pools were the most common places where children under 5 drowned. The CDC reports that some of the key factors of drowning are lack of swimming ability, lack of barriers to prevent water access and lack of supervision while swimming. While these facts seem frightening, statistics show these drowning tragedies are preventable in a majority of cases. If your summer fun includes any kind of water activity, be sure to check out our water safety tips first!

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Activities, Holidays

4th Of July Safe Sparklers!

June 26, 2015
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The July 4th holiday is around the corner, can you believe it?! School’s out, and before you know it the bags (or coolers) will be packed for another Independence Day celebration. No matter where you will be celebrating this year— whether it’s a backyard BBQ or a beach weekend—some things will always be required: red, white & blue decorations and clothing and somewhere to watch fireworks. A fun add-on to most parties are sparklers too, but they’re not the safest party prop for kids. However, they don’t need to miss out! There are plenty of sparkler alternatives so your kids can join in on the fun and play it safe. I stopped by my local dollar store for some options and came away with two:

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Activities, Mommy Diaries

10 Things from the 80s I Wish My Child Grew Up With

May 19, 2015

As a child who grew up in the 80s and early 90s, I look back on my childhood with so many fond memories. So much has changed since that time, but if you’re like me; there are certainly things from your childhood that you wish were still around now that you have kids of your own. Here are 10 things from the 80s and 90s that I wish were still around for me to share with my daughter.

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Activities, Crafts/DIY

End of the Year Gift Your Childs Teacher Really Wants

May 14, 2015

The school year is finally coming to an end in a couple of weeks so I’ve begun brainstorming gift ideas for each of my children’s teachers. If you stop and really think about it, we entrust teachers with spending a lot of time with our kids. In my opinion, they’re worth far more than a mug or t-shirt. I’ve compiled a list of gifts your child’s teacher is sure to love.

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