The top thing that should be on our minds when evaluating the area we live in is the safety of the neighborhood. It is our responsibility as parents and residents of the neighborhood that we live in to do our best to make the neighborhood as safe as possible. Making sure that we feel safe inside and outside our homes is very important when considering the dynamic of the neighborhood. There are many things that can be done to increase security to prevent potential attacks against our home and our family.
Sasha is a new mother to her baby boy and is loving motherhood! Sasha has dedicated her career to protecting the public and has served in almost every realm of public safety. Sasha is the Spokesperson for a Fire Department and is committed to teaching both children and adults about fire safety and prevention. Before diving into the fire service, she was a triple certified Law Enforcement Officer, Emergency Medical Technician, and Ocean Rescue Lifeguard. Sasha received her undergraduate degree in Family, Youth, and Community Science from the University of Florida and also holds a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice. In her free time, Sasha loves traveling with her family, doing DIY projects, and all water activities, especially kayaking with her two dogs on board.
Cybercrime is at an all-time high. The Department of Homeland Security explains that as Americans become more reliant on modern technology, they become more vulnerable to cyber attacks. Criminals aren’t just stealing your physical property anymore, they are robbing you virtually. Every single time you use the internet, you are at risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime and you should always use caution. As technology advances, so do cyber attacks. Learning about cybercrime can help protect yourself and your children from becoming virtual victims. Remember, if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
You had a fire at your home, now what? Whether it is a fire that causes minimal damage or totally destroys your home, the fire will change your life in the following days. Although we hope and pray this never happens to you, we want you to be equipped with the knowledge of what to expect and what your next steps are if it does. If a fire does occur in your home, you will be very overwhelmed with emotions and most likely have a difficult time figuring out where to go from there. Reading about this now will prepare you for a successful recovery IF the disaster of a house fire does damage your home. If this never happens to you, maybe you can help someone you know if they face the tragedy of a home fire.
The holiday season is upon us and with all of the hustle and bustle, we may forget or overlook the dangers associated with all of the festivities. People are at a greater risk during the holidays when they are displaying decorations, cooking holiday meals, or using heat sources. Whether we are decorating or entertaining, it is important to keep in mind certain safety tips and precautions that can prevent property damage or injury. Small things like forgetting to water your Christmas tree can lead to major and devastating disasters. We have rounded up all of the aspects of holiday safety for you to educate yourself and protect your family. Learning about these last minute holiday safety tips now will allow you to maintain safety throughout the holidays.
Identity theft is a horrendous crime that destroys an individual’s personal information and causes lasting troubles that could follow a person for years. This type of theft encompasses the stealing of your name, social security number, credit card number, or other identifying information taken without your knowledge or permission to commit fraud and other crimes. Many times, a thief doesn’t actually steal your identity. They won’t walk around telling people that they are you, and begin living in your house. It’s more “borrowing” your identity. The thief will access your credit and start to rack up huge bills in your name, damaging your credit and costing you time and money to restore your status.
Traveling of any kind requires planning. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, there are many factors that go into planning your trip, and safety is one of the most important aspects. After determining where you are traveling to, you must select where you are going to stay. If you do not have friends or family in the area you are visiting, you most likely will need to stay in a hotel, motel, or rental property. In these cases, it is very important to consider the safety of you and your family or traveling partners.
When considering the discussion you should have with your child(ren) regarding school violence, it seems like a daunting and unpleasant task. How do you broach this subject? What are the signs that it is time to have this talk? How can you recognize if your child is being bullied and what can you do to prevent bullying in your child’s school? We may not want to think about this or believe it, but what if your child is the one doing the bullying? All of these questions lead to the same important answers that, as parents, we can’t always rely on children to make the right choices naturally. There have been 31 school shootings ranging from elementary school to college in 2017 and the year isn’t even over. We must step in and do our part to prevent tragic violent events in schools.
Do you have your mouse ready? Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost here! If you’re not one for waking up at the crack of dawn to battle the crowds for the savings of the year, you can still benefit from the Black Friday deals right from your home. So many companies offer the same deals online as they do in stores so just grab your computer and your credit card and shop away. If you’re wondering what deals are out there, you’re in the right place. We’ve done the research for you and compiled a list of over 100 deals on things like toys, clothing, beauty products, and more. If you are looking for the best gifts to give for the holidays this year, check out the deals we found and just insert the codes we have provided at checkout. Happy shopping!
Do you and your family members or friends put a limit on how much can be spent on each other for the holidays? For many, setting a price takes the pressure off of feeling obligated to spend a certain amount on someone. Agreeing to spend, say, no more than $50 per person, is a great way to keep things fair and equal across your family and friends that you typically buy gifts for. Fifty dollars is a great price range especially for those trying to keep a moderate budget for holiday spending; however, sometimes it can be hard deciding how to choose a gift under $50. This guide is dedicated to gifts under $50 and will you help select reasonably priced gifts for all of the men, women, and children in your life.
There are over 3 million women in the U.S. with a history of breast cancer. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we’ve compiled important facts about breast cancer that all women should know and understand. Over 250,000 new cases of breast cancer in women are projected for 2017. In addition, about 2,500 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer this year. There is tons of research and information available on breast cancer, but there is never too much awareness on this devastating cancer. We at Daily Mom support breast cancer awareness and research and admire the strength of all women who have fallen victim to breast cancer. This article is intended to encourage our readers to learn about breast cancer and take the necessary steps to maintain their health.
When thinking of the safety of everyone living in your home, here are a few questions to ask yourself:
- Do you have a smoke detector and a carbon monoxide detector in your home?
- Are the detectors in working condition?
- Are the detectors located in the proper place?
- Do your children know what the alarm sounds like?
- Does your family have a plan for what to do when the smoke or carbon monoxide alarms go off?
Every house has an assigned identifying number that displays your home address. Although these numbers are important for the mailman and guests visiting you, house numbers are crucial for emergency personnel when responding to the location of an emergency.
When 911 is called to report an incident or emergency, dispatchers receiving the call have a key job to do by determining where the emergency is taking place. The call takers must then relay the location to the proper emergency responder such as law enforcement, the fire department, or ambulance. While emergency personnel are responding to the location of the incident, they are relying on accurate information from the dispatcher to ensure that they are going to the correct address.
CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation which is a lifesaving emergency procedure that involves the repeated compression of a person’s chest who is suffering from cardiac arrest. The purpose of CPR is to restore a victim’s blood circulation and breathing.
Hands-Only CPR is the alternative form of conventional CPR for those who are not certified. Hands-Only CPR is a method of CPR that requires only the use of your hands to provide chest compressions. No rescue breaths are involved in Hands-Only CPR, so you are not required to implement “mouth-to-mouth”. Studies show that adults who receive Hands-Only CPR have a similar chance of survival as those victims who receive conventional CPR. Hands-Only CPR can double, and in some cases triple, a person’s chance of survival.
Through the thick smoke and flames, they may look like a scary creature and sound like Darth Vader, but have no fear! It is a friendly firefighter coming your way and they want to help you.
It is crucial for their safety that children are taught not to be fearful of firefighters. Although they may look frightening when they are donned in their gear, it is vital to reiterate to children that firefighters are good and they can trust them. It is recommended to have a discussion with your children about the difference between “bad strangers” and “good strangers”. Explain to them that like police officers, firefighters are “good strangers”. Clarify that even though they do not know them personally, they have your permission to seek out a uniformed firefighter in the event of an emergency.
Do you remember where you were the moment you heard that a plane flew into one of the Twin Towers in New York City? Most of us cannot only remember where we were, but also the pure shock we felt when we saw the horrifying footage on television. It’s hard to believe that our country experienced the worst terror attack in history 16 years ago when it feels like just yesterday that we watched it all unfold with tears in our eyes and an indescribable fear that most have never experienced before.