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Look Before You Lock - Keeping Kids Safe in Hot Cars


These temperatures are brutal, and it's only May! But here's something to always keep in mind: even a cool spring or fall day isn’t safe for leaving a child inside a car

In 2016, Texas led the nation in the number of hot car infant deaths. 

This alarming trend has gone surprisingly unabated. Since 1990, over 600 children have died from overheating in a car. Yet it took Congress until June 2017 to introduce the Hot Cars Act that would require all cars to have back seat child detection technology. 

Until the bill is passed, the best we can do is to educate ourselves so our children don’t become one of the statistics. Here are some things to keep in mind as the temperature climbs toward the sweltering heat of summer.
By Birgit Sund on May 19, 2022

Keeping Infants Safe in Midst of Formula Shortages

steps you can take to ensure the safety of your infant’s formula
Are you affected by the current formula shortages? The Food and Nutrition Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture shares some steps you can take to ensure the safety of your infant’s formula.
By Birgit Sund on May 16, 2022

Why Art Is Crucial for Kids' Mental Health

Kid creating art smiling
Mental health is a topic that's been receiving more and more attention in recent years. Whereas before, mental illness was a topic that was seen as taboo or shameful, it's now being recognized as a pretty standard part of many people's lives and something that needs to be addressed head-on. Within the broader topic of mental wellness, kids' mental health is an especially important area of focus.

So, where does art come in? In the context of the pandemic, teachers are using art classes and expression to ease kids back into in-person learning with amazing results. Read on for tips, resources, and some of Austin's finest art schools for kids and adults alike.

By Birgit Sund on February 9, 2022

What Every Parent Should Know: How To Avoid Playground Injuries

Boy on playground

Keeping your children safe is every parent's number one goal. According to the Centers For Disease Control, every year there are 200,000 playground-related injuries for children under the age of 14. In order to prevent these accidents, it's important to be aware of some safety measures that can be taken.

Here are 4 things you can do to prevent injuries on the playground.

By Birgit Sund on February 4, 2022

How To Keep Your Kids Safe In Car And Booster Seats - Texas Car Seat Laws and Safety Guidelines

Child in car seat.
Have you ever wondered whether your 9-year old still has to sit in a booster seat or whether your 11-year old can sit in the front? Or what you need to do when your child's car or booster seat was recalled?

Booster seats are utilized to secure young children and those under certain weight thresholds to secure them in place in motor vehicles. When booster seats meet the necessary safety measures and testing, they can serve as great tools in assisting in children’s safety. 

However, there are instances when individuals fail to use booster seats properly. In other instances booster seats are not used at all or are defective. Faulty booster seats and failure to adhere to state safety guidelines can lead to serious injuries for children and penalties for adults. 

By Birgit Sund on January 31, 2022

How Parents Can Prevent Kids From Abusing Prescription Drugs

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Tips

Communicare, a nonprofit organization and expert in mental and behavioral health, reached out to us and asked whether we would share this article with you. While Communicare is located and primarily serves Mississippi, this article relates to children and parents anywhere and it is the hope of Communicare to raise awareness of the risks of misusing prescription medicines.
By Birgit Sund on January 19, 2022

Austin Company Creates "Elliott Superhero Robe" For Children With Life-alerting Illnesses

Girl wearing an Elliot Superhero Robe

After meeting a young girl named Elliot in Austin, Texas, who at the age of just 3 years old was battling cancer, Allison Schickel, CEO and Founder of Brobe Intl, was inspired to create the Elliott Superhero Robe, a special robe for children who were fighting chronic illnesses.

Read more about the robe and how you can donate a robe to a child in need.
By Birgit Sund on May 24, 2021

Weed Mom Says: This Mother’s Day, Some Moms Are Trading Mimosas for Cannabis

Weed Mom
Are you a Weed Mom? Find out below.

Danielle Simone Brand, "Weed Mom" and author provides a guide for women interested in learning more about THC, dispensaries, micro-dosing, edibles, and how to incorporate it all into a healthy family life. 
By Birgit Sund on May 6, 2021

10 Tips for Keeping Kids Hydrated as Temps Heat Up in Austin [Tips + Giveaway]

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It's only April and temperatures are already in the upper 90's! Hydration is so important for your children’s health and development. Dehydration can affect your child’s ability to focus and perform, both physically and mentally. Here are some tips for keeping your kids hydrated.

Read on for details and enter for a chance to win one of two fun reusable water bottles.
By Birgit Sund on April 12, 2021

Support Local: All-natural CBD Beauty and Skincare Products by The Healthy Chic's

The Healthy Chic's products

Eek! Dark circles under the eyes and fine lines on the forehead!

We love supporting local Moms, so we decided to give The Healthy Chic's and their all-natural CBD beauty and skincare products, created by women for women, a try.

Round Rock residents Lesli and Krystyl are "The Healthy Chicks" and their goal is to offer an all-natural line of women’s products that will have a life changing positive impact in terms of emotional and physical health and wellness.

Here's a review of the products we've tried. Plus a 10% discount for y'all!

By Birgit Sund on February 11, 2021

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