Want to know what I learned from The Dr. Oz Show today about fire safety?

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Then tune in November for Mom Who Knows, & others for a fire safety episode!

Today I was put to the test to see if I knew what to do in case of a fire.

Do you know what to do if there were a fire in your home?

Do you know how to operate a fire extinguisher?

Does your family have a fire evacuation plan?

What would you do if your clothing caught on fire?

These questions will be answered next month on the Dr. Oz Show, which I will keep you posted of the air date.

Take it from a Mom Who had an amazing experience today, thank you Dr. Oz!

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Want to know my, “Must Haves” For illness this winter?

Then check out the following products:

1.) Young Living all-in-one diffuser/humidifier/air purifier & atomizer with Thieves oil (natural antibacterial essential oil) contact Heather Maher (201) 206-5335, or yogagirl15@gmail.com

2.) Boogie Wipes (Target, Babies R’Us, or Buy Buy Baby)

3.) Saline Nasal Mist for stuffy noses

4.) EOS Lip Balm great for chapped lips (Target)

5.) Johnson’s Bath Bath Soothing Vapor (Target, Buy Buy Baby, or Babies R’ Us)

6.) Smart Water best for dehydration

7.) Premium Saltines Fresh Stack my fave for nausea

8.) Steripod toothbrush sanitizer (Bed Bath & Beyond

9.) Lollipops, love these for sore throats, or after medicine, to give a good taste in your child’s mouth.

10.) Pastina pasta perfect for the BRAT diet.

11.) Disinfectant wipes love to wipe countertops, toilets, or toys when my children are sick.

12.) Applesauce is great for sore throats, or a stomach virus.

13.) Bananas for stomach virus, & kiwi is great for colds, because it is packed with Vitamin C!

14.) Tylenol & Motrin (for fevers over 102*)

15.) Probiotics great for stomach illness (Powder form for infants & chewable for ages 2+) Whole Foods, or your local Health Food store in the refrigerated section

16.) Doggy Wee Wee pads are great for lining the floor in your child’s room for vomiting, or line the floor with pool towels. Saves the rug or floor! (Target, Walmart, PetSmart)

17.) Humidifier is perfect for bad colds, coughs, or the flu (Bed Bath & Beyond and use a 20% coupon from their website.)

18.) Aquaphor is perfect for red noses, to heal the skin.

19.) Thermometer

20.) Organic honey is amazing for coughs, for children over 2 years old.

*Always check with your physician before giving your child any medication, as well as homeopathic vitamins.

Every January I go through the medicine cabinet to see what has expired, so I can replenish what we need.

It is a good idea to keep the above in the house so you are always prepared for anything.

Take it from a Mom Who Has been there!

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Want to know when to take your child to the ER?

Go with your instinct!

Yesterday our daughter was bitten by a mosquito.

Her arm was swollen, hot to the touch and blistered.

I gave her Benedryl & ice compresses and put her to bed.

She woke up 4 hours later, and it had gotten bigger and she was complaining of itchiness.

I called her doctor, and decided to take her to the ER.

My husband thought I was overreacting, my my gut told me to take her there!

We did go, & she did have a bad allergic reaction to a mosquito. The doctor put her on Benedryl, a steroid, & cold compresses for a few days.

The point of this, is that when your gut tells you as a parent to react, go with what you feel!

Take it from a Mom Who Knows!

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Want to make boo-boos feel better a bit easier?

Take a trip down the first-aide aisle and pick up a Boo Boo freezer pack, colorful band aids your kids would like, Neosporin, Dermaplast spray, gauze pads, a roll of non-stick tape by Johnson & Johnson, as well as a kid friendly first aid kit, a box of ice pops (for a fat lip) & a bag of lollipops (I use these to distract my children, so that I can take care of their injury, minus the fight!)

Who doesn’t like a little attention when they are hurt right?