Be a Penguin – Avoid a Slip and Fall

You read that right.  Walking like a penguin can help you avoid a broken leg, sprained ankle, or just a lot of pain from a slip and fall as the polar vortex returns and puts us back in a deep …

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  • New Information on Strep Throat

    Do you remember getting strep throat when you were a kid?  Getting sick is never fun (except for maybe getting to miss school!)  Even though getting sick is inevitable, as parents we want to do all we can to minimize …

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  • 5 Holiday Gifts to Avoid

    Presents are great, and can really make a young child’s holiday season all the more special.  Of course, family, friends, and good health are  great ways to commemorate the holidays, too.  Health, in particular, is important because there are some …

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  • A Cornucopia of Thanksgiving Safety Tips

    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – the food, family, and fun is all I need to get me through the next month until the December holidays!  As much as I love Thanksgiving, you know I couldn’t let an …

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  • Five Mall Safety Tips for Kids

    Whether you’re heading out right after Thanksgiving dinner, or waiting until Friday morning to enjoy the great shopping tradition, I wanted to provide you and your family with some safety suggestions to protect kids in the hectic, sometimes dangerous, environments …

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  • New Driver Safety Tip: No #DrivingSelfies

    The “selfie” has gained fame over the years as almost all our electronic devices come with front-facing cameras so that we can easily and quickly snap a photo of our faces.  There’re plenty of variations on the selfie theme ranging …

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  • Child Safety Seat Laws in Illinois

    Do you know the law when it comes to keeping your child (up to age 12 in Illinois) safe and properly restrained while riding in a car? The CyberDrive Illinois site has this helpful breakdown of child safety seat laws in Illinois and how …

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  • Cyberbullying Kills Kids

    Offline, or shall we say traditional, bullying is not all there is anymore.  If you have kids and your kids have a cell phone, it would not be terribly unlikely if someone – likely a school peer – used the …

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  • A Great Fundraiser to Support Children’s Learning

    Children’s Learning Center is a fantastic organization in Wyoming that works to promote early learning through Head Start , pre-school, and special education programs.  These centers promote lifelong learning, diversity, and health in a safe and nurturing environment. This Saturday October …

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  • Do You Know How Cinnamon Can Kill Your Child?

    We’ve all seen some pretty ridiculous things in our lives, but this makes me sick to my stomach just thinking about it.  A good, friendly challenge, is great in the sports realm or when motivating a child who feels down-and-out. …

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