Check out these tips for a safe and fun Labor Day.

Learning CPR helped save this granddaughter’s life.

Dive into this blog on a public policy initiative in the recent Safe Kids report on water safety and laws requiring fences and barriers around pools. 

In the latest Unedited Mom blog, learn about Winston’s scary adventure in the swimming pool and tips for parents on how to keep their kids safe in and around water.  

Safe Kids Worldwide and Nationwide get the word out through this press release about keeping kids safe in and around water.

Whatever your plans are for this Memorial Day and into summer fun, here are a few tips to keep your adventures as safe as they are enjoyable.

With people still talking about the Nationwide Super Bowl ad that brought dramatic attention to the number one killer of kids, preventable injuries, we’re releasing new research that reveals the scope of the problem in a place most parents assume is safe: the home. Every day, six children die from an injury in the home, and 10,000 go to the emergency department for the kinds of injuries that commonly happen in homes.

My dad is an officer in the U.S. Coast Guard, and although we’ve moved several times I can’t remember ever living more than 50 miles from the ocean. One would think that having a father in the Coast Guard and living so close to the water would mean that I have plenty of experience with the ocean, but in fact the opposite is true.

Yes, my parents actually let me marry the guy who burned me. We were in high school and my future husband, John (the sweet guy he is), was cooking fried okra. The oil in the pan became too hot too fast. It went up in flames in a matter of seconds. I was standing back against the wall and could not get out of harm’s way quick enough. My right foot and leg caught on fire.

Water, summer and kids having fun are synonymous. That was true for me when I was young, whether it involved a swimming pool, the ocean or even a big scoop of water ice in my native Philadelphia.