Gun violence is happening around the country at an alarming rate. Every day, hundreds of people are killed or injured as a result of gun violence. As a mom of 6, school shootings are my biggest fear. In 2010, my worst fear came to life as we experienced a school shooting. The aftermath of that left me convinced that we are not doing enough to protect our children.
Learning to swim is a huge milestone for a child and an important life skill. Not only is swimming fun to do, having the skills to be safe in and near water is essential for a child’s safety. What is the best age for a child to learn how to swim? We have some recommendations based on our experiences with a near-drowning and a little help from Upparent, our sponsor for this post.
Are you looking for survival swimming lessons in Pleasant Grove, Utah? My family has had an amazing experience with SwimKids Utah and they are getting ready to open their new Pleasant Grove facility.
Did you know that drowning is the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1-4? That’s a terrifying statistic as a parent.
We learned, first hand, just how quickly water accidents can happen when my daughter had a near-drowning at 2-years-old. We got VERY lucky, and today she is a happy, healthy (and still a little overly confident) 6-year-old.
Keeping my family safe is my top priority. After our experience with near-drowning, I’ve learned that the unexpected can happen, even if we assume that it will never happen to us.
I’m always looking for tools that help me keep my family safe, because with 6 kids I need all the help I can get. The OneLink Safe & Sound has been the latest addition to our home. This intelligent smoke and carbon monoxide alarm notifies you (whether you are home or away) when something isn’t right inside your home. It also has Alexa built-in so you can play music, control your smart-home devices, and more.
Parenting is a balancing act. You want to trust your child but yet you also want to guide and direct them to make wise choices.
When a kid has a phone, there are so many ways that they can be used for both good and bad. There are obviously are great for getting in touch with them and tracking them using GPS. On the flip side, they also can expose kids to bullying, inappropriate messaging, peer pressure, lead to phone addiction and all kinds of things that can give them (and you) nightmares. Fortunately, the WebSafety app works to keep kids safe online and is a great way for parents to protect kids from digital threats, while still giving them the freedom they need to learn how to be safe online.