Archive | August, 2016

It’s Back to School Safety Time!

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The “back to school” season has arrived: everywhere you turn, there are more colored pencils, glue sticks, notebooks, and fall wardrobe pieces than one child could ever need. The lazy summer days begin to give way to the lists and preparations for another school year. There are both old and new expectations, and there is so much change and learning in the coming year. One of the most important things for both you and your back-to-schoolers to be aware of is back to school safety: on the road, on the playground, and on the sports field. Continue Reading →

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Miracle Manor and Miracles for Kids Orange County

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Hospital halls, though filled with live-saving doctors and comforting nurses, cannot be a home for a family. And hospital bills are an expense that have to be prioritized above all others. Like the Ronald McDonald House, Miracle Manor of Orange County recognizes that in the face of childhood illness, other aspects and responsibilities of a family’s livelihood fall to the wayside. The struggle of maintaining financial, mental, and physical stability adds that much more strain to an already exhausting situation. Continue Reading →

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Reducing Water Usage at Home

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Flipping on the faucet can make us imagine there isn’t a water shortage– all the water we need comes streaming out on demand. Water is a necessity in almost every aspect of our daily lives: washing, cooking, cleaning, hygiene, hydration. It all boils down to water. But it is no futile effort to cut down on water usage. There is so much water to be saved, even with minimal effort and lifestyle adjustments. Continue Reading →

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What is Kaitlyn’s Law?

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You’re only running into the store for a minute, your child will be fine– right?

No.

“Not even for a minute”– according to Kaitlyn’s Law of California, it is against the law to leave a child under 6 years of age unattended in a car. Children must be under the supervision of someone at least 12 years of age when in a car, running or off.

The law is named for Kaitlyn Russell, a six-month old who died after being left alone in a car for more than 2 hours. Beyond the $100 minimum fine (70% of which goes to community education courses on the dangers of leaving a child in a car), the consequences of leaving a child unattended can be devastating. Continue Reading →

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