As kids go back to school in the fall, it can take time to get used to your new routine. While your family adjusts to the new school year, take time to examine your family’s safety habits. As moms know, there are many different aspects to family safety. Here, we highlight a broad range of safety suggestions to keep in mind for your whole family....

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times of year. The leaves change color, and the crisp air makes it perfect for apple picking or enjoying your favorite pumpkin spice concoction. But fall is also a season that requires you to be a bit more vigilant when it comes to safeguarding your children. As they head back to school and away from the watchful care you’ve provided all summer, they’ll be open to becoming one of the roughly 115 kids accosted by a stranger each year — or one of 20,000 other American children in the ER, since fall is also the official start of the cold and flu season....

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If you’ve dipped your toe in the high-tech waters of online dating, you’re certainly not alone. Use of online dating sites and mobile apps by young adults has tripled since 2013, and 15% of all American adults (roughly 49 million people) say that they’ve surfed the Web looking for love....

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While many home invasion scenarios play out in a much less stereotypical fashion — usually with the perpetrator gaining entry by posing as a salesman or other non-threatening character — home invasions are still a very real threat. On average, an estimated 3.7 million household burglaries occur each year. And in 7% of these cases (266,560), a household member was present and became a victim of violent crime....

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Finding a safe neighborhood is a top priority when moving. Check these great home security tips to help you find the safest communities for your new home....

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If cleanliness is next to godliness, then we’re pretty sure that you work really hard to keep things tidy, right? But in your quest to make your home shine bright like a diamond, you may be inadvertently introducing new hazards to yourself and the rest of your family. Here, we offer 9 tips to help you make sure that your cleaning ambitions don’t lead to disaster for your family....

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It’s not necessarily a pleasant topic to think about, but making sure that your infant’s sleeping environment is free from hidden hazards is key to keeping them safe at night. Extra-plush bedding, fluffy pillows and large openings in the guardrails of your crib aren’t things that you typically associate with danger, but to an infant, they can be very harmful. In the United States, accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) is the leading cause of infant death due to injury. But with a few small adjustments to your baby’s crib and bedding, you can make sure that your little bundle of joy slumbers safely. ...

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Everyone here knows the truth of the matter: You couldn’t be happier about your kids getting out of your hair and going back to school, right? We understand completely....

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Like most issues related to the home, the topic of security has fallen victim to a number of myths. From the overall effectiveness of home security systems to the role that police play in catching perpetrators, every aspect of this critical subject has been dissected and discussed ad nauseam. But the endless conversations have yielded a few tall tales that we’d like to set straight....

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Summer is always a welcome break from the treacherous winter, but it brings its own set of safety pitfalls — namely the extremely hot temperatures that can create a dangerous situation for the entire family — including your dog. Here are a few common pet hazards and our advice for avoiding them this season....

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