Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Bloggin' Mamas - Seat-belt Safety #KidsBuckleUp

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 Blog­gin’ Mamas would like to sup­port the Ad Coun­cil and The U.S. Depart­ment of Transportation’s National High­way Traf­fic Safety Administration (NHTSA) with pro­mot­ing the Seat Belt Safety cam­paign, which asks par­ents of chil­dren ages 8–14 to make sure their kids are con­sis­tently and prop­erly wear­ing their seat belt every time they get in the car. Par­ent­ing a tween involves com­pro­mise. But here’s one rule that should not be up for debate – the car doesn’t move until every­one is wear­ing a seat belt. If you say it, and if par­ents buckle up them­selves, your tween will buckle up. And if they don’t, that’s a fight worth hav­ing. It might just save your tween’s life. Did you know that one child pas­sen­ger age 8 – 14 is injured every 8 min­utes in a car crash? From 2009 – 2013, 1,522 kids ages 8–14 died in car, SUV and van crashes. Of those who died, almost half were unbelted. As chil­dren get older they’re some­times less likely to buckle up. The per­cent­age of child pas­sen­gers who die while rid­ing unre­strained gen­er­ally increases with age and is most pro­nounced among 13 and 14-year-olds regard­less of seat­ing position.

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Buckling-up is an important habit to instill in children at a young age. Parents can lead by example by wearing a seat belt themselves and by insisting on seat belt use for every passenger in their vehicle. Seat belts and safety seats, if used correctly, dramatically reduce the risk of fatality or injury to children. phone buckle ice cream buckle Resources -Visit www.safercar.gov/kidsbuckleup; for more info about buckling up! -Learn when to transition your child out of the booster seat to a seat belt and find out how it should properly fit. http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Beyond-Booster-Seats.htm; -Parents are the #1 influence on children’s seat belt usage: http://www.safercar.gov/parents/SeatBelts/Number-One-Influence.htm;

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Re-grow your Own Romaine: Window-sill Romaine Lettuce #gardening #regrowingvegetables #windowsillgardening

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Did you know you can re-grow your own Romaine lettuce in your home!? All you need
is the stub of a romaine stalk, a plastic cup or little pot, about a 1/2 inch of water, and a window-sill to start!

Cut the core from your lettuce head, about 2 inches from the bottom. Place in a cup, pot, glass bowl, anything that the stalk will easily stand straight in. You can use toothpicks at the bottom to help keep your stalk steady, I didn't need to do that though. Add water about 1/2 inch. I would pour out the water daily and refresh with new water, be sure to spritz the leaves too, check the growth of the romaine leaves to make sure none are drying out, if any are dried out remove, the rest will still grow!

After about 7 days you can place your romaine with the leaves above the soil in a planter box outside or in your garden or wherever you may choose to grow your Romaine! It takes a few weeks to grow a full head of Romaine. Remember to keep watering your Romaine at least the first week, hydration is vital so your leaves don't dry out!

You can simply grow your own romaine for your salad all by saving those stubs! Great project to get the kids involved with. They will get a kick out of watching it grow daily. My daughter is excited to try our Romaine with ham and ranch dressing. We make romaine lettuce wraps for lunch and school lunches. The tasty little wraps also make a great snack and appetizer!


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