Trick or treating is one of the great American traditions, and we can still enjoy a safe night out trolling for goodies…provided we use some common sense and give our kids a few important guidelines. Maybe you’ll be accompanying your hobgoblins door to door this year, or perhaps you have older children venturing out on their own with friends. Here are some general safety tips … [Read more...] about Keep Your Kids Safe This Halloween!
Uber and Lyft ride share apps are super convenient and most of the time, safe. But, unfortunately sometimes they aren't. It is crucial to use common sense and our Uber Smarts to stay safe. 12 SAFETY TIPS For Riding In Uber and Lyft PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY…ESPECIALLY WITH YOUR COLLEGE-AGE KIDS! 1. ALWAYS CHECK THE LICENSE PLATE AND THE DRIVER PHOTO – … [Read more...] about 12 Safety Tips For Riding An Uber Or Lyft
Who’s afraid of the big, bad wolf? How about the boogeyman? Okay, good -- so we’ve got those two covered! But how about the ice cream man, or the next door neighbor, or the after-school sports coach? Now, before you get mad at me for picking on those three, let me just say I have nothing against any of these community members! In fact, my daughter and I buy Fudgsicles from our … [Read more...] about 10 Rules To Empower and Protect Young Children From Potential Abuse
Today, we are so very sad for Leiby Kletzky's family. By now, most of the country is familiar with this tragedy -- the death of 8 year old, Leiby, abducted and murdered in his own Brooklyn, NY community while simply walking to meet his mother, just 7 blocks away from his camp on Monday afternoon. I cannot even imagine the pain Leiby's parents are feeling. As a mother, my own … [Read more...] about Can I Ever Let My Kids Walk Home On Their Own?
It’s that time of year again… parents everywhere are smack-dab in the middle of the annual holiday shopping blitz and travel craze! And with the stress of running from store to store or from airport to car rental agency, how do we keep an eye on our kids, packages, luggage, and assorted holiday paraphernalia all at the same time? Of course, nothing beats plain … [Read more...] about Out & About: Holiday Safety Tips for Busy Moms!