When Will We Stop Counting the 9/11s?

It's September 11 again. And I'm dreading it. I want September 11 to go back to being just another day in the early fall. Is this wrong?...more
Thank you for sharing. My husband and I were just sharing similar sentiments on the evening of ...more

Facebook & Your Child's Digital Footprint

Facebook & Your Child's Digital Footprint ...more

Feeling Safe

I’ve been questioning what I think is the best, most important thing to do when raising a child, to encompass the process in a single word....more

Pro Tip: Figure Out Your Newborn's Car Seat Before the Baby Arrives

If you're expecting a baby, I'm sure you've had dewy eyed dreams about that day you get to leave the hospital and head home to start life with your precious bundle of joy. But hold up, mom and dad. Have you researched your infant's car seat thoroughly? Do you know how to install it -- now -- before baby arrives? Do you know what all the buttons and gadgets and whozitwhatzits do? No? Get the manual out now!...more

How to….customize Kido'z content for YOUR child

The Internet is like an endless ocean of websites and games and videos and pictures – sometimes we think that WWW stands for World Wide Wading! We know that busy parents will often give up when trying to find online content that is suitable for their kids....more

Something I've been meaning to tell you...

Vashti and Brett Seacat -image source; abc news...more

Rape Turned to Bullying: What Your Teen Needs to Know From You

Earlier this year, a gang rape in Steubenville, Ohio and the subsequent victim-shaming became national news while "Jane Doe" was bullied and received death threats. By the time the horrific series of events relating to the gang rape, bullying, and subsequent suicide of Nova Scotia's Rehtaeh Parsons became national news, she was gone and we were left to wonder if two horrible stories are just the beginning of a disturbing new trend in teen violence. Parents everywhere held their children a little tighter, grappling with the notion that a sexual assault might not be the worst thing that could befall a teen -- thanks to this digital age, attacks may potentially be recorded, shared, and somehow normalized in a way that revictimizes all over again (and over and over and over again). ...more
Good list.  So sad that it is necessary, right?more

Important Tornado Safety Information while Driving

The general consensus is that 1,200-1,300 tornadoes hit the United States every year, although the actual data is hard to track. Tornadoes cause an average of 60 fatalities and 1,500 injuries annually. The main cause of death is mostly from flying or falling debris. However, the National Weather Service says 9 percent of people killed by tornadoes in the U.S. were driving cars....more

Kensington ComboSaver Lock – Avoid Travel Theft

  Kensington ComboSaver Lock Traveling with a laptop is often a necessity.  Even if it is just to the local Starbucks, theft is a definite possibility.  In fact, the FBI says that a laptop is stolen every 53 seconds according to its report in 2005....more

Product Recalls: How Did We Ever Live to Adulthood?

 Graco is recalling its classic wood highchairs after parents reported their children fell from the chairs. Almost 90,00 chairs are being recalled. Now go ask your parents how many products were recalled while you were a child. Bet they couldn’t name a single product. Thanks, Mom. It’s a wonder we actually survived to adulthood....more