Do You Know The Facts About Drowning?

Did you know that most people imagine the act of drowning involves vigorous splashing and thrashing? You know – the Hollywood version of drowning with lots of dramatic screaming and struggling. FACT: It rarely happens that way. This post, one I offer once a year, serves to educate or refresh all of us on what […]

PSA of the Day: Infant CPR & Choking Refresher

The holidays are upon us and that may mean you’ll be entertaining family, maybe family with babies. What a great time for an infant CPR and choking primer! Y’all know I love a PSA.  Check it HERE, HERE and HERE. Years ago, I worked in a hospital and we had to take CPR classes regularly.  […]

PSA of the Day: Cocamide Diethanolamine (cocamide DEA)

I rarely watch televised news (get my info online), but as luck would have it, I caught an interesting tidbit about a widely-used chemical that made me plunge into research.  Have you heard about cocamide diethanolamine (cocamide DEA)?  No?  Don’t feel bad, not too many have. Controversy in a nutshell: The Center For Environmental Health […]

Required Summer Reading: Are They Drowning?

Summertime = pool time, lake time, get-in-the-water time.  It’s also the perfect time to bone up on water safety, particularly knowing how to spot someone who might be drowning. Do you think drowning looks like thrashing about in the water, yelling, kicking, and dramatic splashing? You’d be wrong.  Doesn’t look a thing like that.  And […]

For All Parents and Grandparents (UPDATED)

  Sweet lovely girl! [source: Love, Light, Laughter and Chocolate] This is a safety PSA for all who have small children in their homes.  The following story is one mother’s heartbreaking account of the importance of securing furniture to a wall.  Her three-year-old daughter died after a dresser tipped over on top of her. Meghan’s […]