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5 Halloween Safety Tips

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5 Halloween Safety Tips

Gone are the days of sending your kids out into the neighborhood to trick-or-treat with their siblings or friends.  From tainted candy to drunken drivers, Halloween is actually one of the deadliest holidays of the year for children...even more so than Independence Day and New Year's Eve/Day.  With that sobering statistic in mind, here are 5 Halloween safety tips to keep your family protected this Halloween...

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My Mom's Wisest Advice

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My Mom's Wisest Advice

Descending from an English/Irish mother and a fully Italian father, my Mom is a 5-foot 2-inch, blonde haired, blue eyed woman with a no-nonsense approach to life.  Being a very logical person, my Mom self-admittedly has little room for emotions.  This means that she tells it to you like it is, but always gives you the reasoning behind her way of thinking (which means that even if your heart disagrees with her on some things in the present, there is a chance that your head will decide about 10 years from now that she was right all along...).  Mulling over some of the wisdom she has imparted to me over the years, I decided to share some of my Mom's wisest advice with you in case it proves to be as helpful to you as it has been to me...

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Living Authentically

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Living Authentically

"And just like that, the house sleeps."

That's what I thought to myself as I sang my daughter to sleep in her crib while hearing my husband's snoring in the other room.  Just 30 minutes before, I had a screaming toddler that was determined not to go to bed and a husband crying out in pain from a migraine.  Based on the sounds emanating from our home, you would have thought we lived in a torture chamber!  But within just 30 short minutes, the house had fallen silent.  "Thank you, Lord," I said sincerely.  I recognized the peace that had come over our house as a blessing that shouldn't be taken for granted...

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