School Bus Safety

School is back in session. And, just like past generations, kids were “tricked” into being excited about going back to school by getting new school clothes and supplies. Many kids will be walking to school, while some will be dropped off blocks away from school traffic and others will be let out in the middle…

Safety for kids

I wrote a blog some time back, happily announcing that both the American Academy of Pediatrics and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had issued new “recommendations” regarding child safety when riding in automobiles. Since that time, some things have really changed. It’s nice to see that people are really listening and that we are…

Back To School

School’s back in session. If you have little ones, you already know this and your mornings are more harried lately. You’re trying to get the kids to school on time, while trying not to get a speeding ticket, especially in a school zone. You don’t want to be calling your boss to tell him you’re…

Kids In a Hot Car

I really don’t know what exactly created change or forward thinking in regards to leaving kids in a hot car. Perhaps it was a slow evolution over time. When I was a kid, our Mom would leave us in the hot car for hours and go into the grocery store, with no problems. If you…

Car Seats for Children

My Niece is having her baby today. I just got the news and am thrilled beyond words! Babies are truly a gift! Apparently, they are a gift that you cannot return, unless you have kept the receipt and haven’t removed the tags. When I had my baby, the hospital personnel would not allow me to…

Distracted Driving

Spring has sprung and kids are enjoying their spring break vacation. What better time for a road trip? Spring flowers are in bloom and Texas is famous for their wildflowers. People come from everywhere to see Texas in bloom. So, an abundance of distracted driving will ensue during Spring break. Families will likely be parking…

Smoking Inside a Car

I grew up in a generation where adults were always smoking inside a car with children present. Even smoke on a bus or a plane. Well, now we have one more reason to cause a baby to cry on a plane. Now, with our knowledge of second hand smoke, heck, that’s probably why Froggy, the…