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Food Safety for Summer Entertaining

When the weather is warm, dining outside is just about irresistible. Whether you picnic in the park or at the beach, or fire up the grill in your own backyard, there’s something about a meal taken in the fresh air that makes everything more delicious and more fun. To keep it fun, observe food safety precautions.


 

Never Yell Fire!
Most of us go through life not worrying too much about fire. The odds of your house burning down are not great, but they exist—and there is no point in playing the odds. Instead, take sensible precautions.

 

Spring Fever
It's close to impossible to keep the kids indoors on warm spring afternoons -- and few parents want to discourage outdoor play. Along with pickup ball games and tree climbing, kids love to jump on their skateboards, pull on their inline skates, or hop on their scooters. Make sure they are safe.

 

Get Cooking with the Kids
Children love to cook and they love to spend time with you in the kitchen. Teaching them to cook is a win-win.

 

In Case of Emergency
An effective way to tell your kids about personal safety is to create teachable moments so that they understand how to handle certain situations. This is something all parents should do for their children.

 

Safe Bicycling
While the weather is still warm, nothing is more fun than riding bikes. Make sure your kids are safe when they take to the streets and parks on their bicycles. And insist on helmets! 

 

Home Safe Home
To make your home a safe haven, there are a few measures everyone one can take. As your kids get older, some of these precautions will change, but most won’t. They’re all easy and make perfect sense.

 

Keep Teenage Drivers Safe

Even if you feel your child is a safe driver, stay on top of it. Parental guidance helps keep teenage drivers safe.


 

Splash! Swimming in Indoor Pools
One of the benefits of taking the kids to an indoor pool is that it offers a secure place for them to learn to swim -- an important part of any child's growing up -- and they are usually excited to take lessons if it means time in the water.

 

Safety on the Slopes
For those who enjoy winter sports, nothing is more enticing than a bright, sunny day and fresh powder. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are increasingly popular sports that the whole family can enjoy. As glorious as a day on the mountain is, it pays to be be careful because either activity can result in injuries.

 

Splash! Swimming in Indoor Pools
One of the benefits of taking the kids to an indoor pool is that it offers a secure place for them to learn to swim -- an important part of any child's growing up -- and they are usually excited to take lessons if it means time in the water.

 

10 Common Mistakes During Remodeling
We’re a nation of do-it-yourselfers. Many of us love nothing more than spending Saturday morning at one of the vast home improvement stores that have sprung up in the last decade like mushrooms after a rainfall. Does it really save money? Only if you don't make some common mistakes!

 

Food Safety and the Holidays
We tend to prepare more food with greater frequency during the holidays, and consequently may be at increased risk for spoilage. Regardless of the time of year, the same basic rules for keeping food safe apply. Don’t let cooler outdoor temperatures lull you into complacency.

 

In Case of Emergency
An effective way to tell your kids about personal safety is to create teachable moments so that they understand how to handle certain situations. This is something all parents should do for their children.

 

Have a Safe Halloween
Kids love Halloween. The costumes! The candy! The scary sounds and ideas! And because a successful Halloween is a safe Halloween, we put together some helpful tips.

 

Safe Bicycling
While the weather is still warm, nothing is more fun than riding bikes. Make sure your kids are safe when they take to the streets and parks on their bicycles. And insist on helmets! 

 

Get Ready for Kids' Fall Sports!

As the summer winds down, young athletes from coast to coast begin to train for the fall season. Everyone agrees that team sports are terrific for children. They teach sportsmanship, cooperation amid competition, and how to have fun on the playing field.


 

Get Ready for Kids' Fall Sports!

As the summer winds down, young athletes from coast to coast begin to train for the fall season. Everyone agrees that team sports are terrific for children. They teach sportsmanship, cooperation amid competition, and how to have fun on the playing field.


 

Is This the Summer for Swimming Lessons?
Experts agree that until children reach the age of four, they are not ready to learn to swim. By then, their muscle development and emotional age allow them to master the basics so that they can, as the years go by, turn into safe, responsible swimmers.

 

Talk to Your Kids about Pool Safety
It's always a good idea to talk to your kids about pool safety. Here are some surefire ways to insure the information sinks in!

 

Keep Teenage Drivers Safe

Even if you feel your child is a safe driver, stay on top of it. Parental guidance helps keep teenage drivers safe.


 

Get Cooking with the Kids
Children love to cook and they love to spend time with you in the kitchen. Teaching them to cook is a win-win.

 

Pool Safety First
As wonderful as pools are, it's crucial that parents keep in mind that drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under two years of age and for adolescents. But there is a lot you can do to safeguard against this.

 

Graduation Party Survival Kit
A parent's graduation-night job to make sure their child stays safe, knows who to call if they need assistance, and makes it home safely after a night of joyous and well-earned celebration.

 

Tools to Keep Track of Kids’ Tech

There are growing numbers of social media sites kids use each day. While there isn’t a tool to keep tabs on all of them, there are many that help Mom and Dad monitor the most commonly used.

 


 

What's Good About Canned Food?
Canned foods are alive and well on supermarket shelves and most of us have a number of them stashed away in our kitchen cupboards. Some we might reach for regularly; others are perhaps long past their usefulness but still hanging on in some dark corner. Make the most of these practical foods.

 

Never Yell Fire!
Most of us go through life not worrying too much about fire. The odds of your house burning down are not great, but they exist—and there is no point in playing the odds. Instead, take sensible precautions.

 

Food Safety for Summer Entertaining

When the weather is warm, dining outside is just about irresistible. Whether you picnic in the park or at the beach, or fire up the grill in your own backyard, there’s something about a meal taken in the fresh air that makes everything more delicious and more fun. To keep it fun, observe food safety precautions.


 

Tools to Keep Track of Kids’ Tech

There are growing numbers of social media sites kids use each day. While there isn’t a tool to keep tabs on all of them, there are many that help Mom and Dad monitor the most commonly used.

 


 

Pool Safety First
As wonderful as pools are, it's crucial that parents keep in mind that drowning is one of the leading causes of death for children under two years of age and for adolescents. But there is a lot you can do to safeguard against this.

 

Home Safe Home
To make your home a safe haven, there are a few measures everyone one can take. As your kids get older, some of these precautions will change, but most won’t. They’re all easy and make perfect sense.

 

Graduation Party Survival Kit
A parent's graduation-night job to make sure their child stays safe, knows who to call if they need assistance, and makes it home safely after a night of joyous and well-earned celebration.

 

Home Alone

All parents face the question of when it's okay to leave kids home alone. You may be tempted to leave them when you have a party to attend, gifts to return, or just tending to real life, but are they comfortable with this arrangement?


 

Spring Fever
It's close to impossible to keep the kids indoors on warm spring afternoons -- and few parents want to discourage outdoor play. Along with pickup ball games and tree climbing, kids love to jump on their skateboards, pull on their inline skates, or hop on their scooters. Make sure they are safe.

 

Safety on the Slopes
For those who enjoy winter sports, nothing is more enticing than a bright, sunny day and fresh powder. Downhill skiing and snowboarding are increasingly popular sports that the whole family can enjoy. As glorious as a day on the mountain is, it pays to be be careful because either activity can result in injuries.

 








 
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