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October 21, 2013
Meet Allison. Five years ago, when Allison wanted to buy a costume, she would drive to the mall, take a look at the options, and then buy one. Today, she doesn’t even have to leave the comforts of her couch. If she sees a costume she wants on TV, she pulls out her smartphone, compares reviews & prices, and orders it to be delivered to her house for her Halloween party – all within a commercial break of her favorite show.
October 8, 2013
At the beginning of most our lives, we share two fundamental desires: learning and movement. In fact, most babies take their first steps when they are less than a year, and are walking well by the time they are 14 or 15 months. Before you know it, kids are not just walking but running, jumping, skipping and you name it – any other physical gymnastics that most of us adults find exhausting just to look at!
October 31, 2011
Halloween is right around the corner, and many kids are eagerly anticipating dressing up, trick-or-treating door-to-door and (hopefully) accumulating a large stash of candy. It’s an exciting, fun activity that kids anticipate every year. However, the holiday does pose some risks that children and parents should be aware of, and it’s not just cavities from
October 27, 2010
The weather is finally starting to cool here in Memphis, and the decorations and pumpkins popping up in yards around the Mid-South are a telltale sign that Halloween festivities are here. As program advisor for the FedEx-sponsored Safe Kids Walk This Way program, I’ve been busy working with Safe Kids USA to educate parents and drivers on how to prepare for Halloween beyond the candy and cute costumes.
October 30, 2008
As Halloween approaches, I have one challenge for all of us. If only for this one day, put away the cell phone or Blackberry as you drive home. Seriously. Also, forget about snagging a few pieces of Halloween candy from the back seat as you keep half an eye on traffic in front of you. And let's keep kids safe this Halloween!