Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Kids, pets and hot cars - Wordy Wednesday with linky

There have been quite a few stories in the news of children and pets being left in hot cars (some resulting in death).  Some people do this on purpose thinking "I'll just be a minute and the windows are cracked," (usually with pets) but majority of the time, when a child is involved, it is an accident. 

This video is an eye-opening visual to how it can happen.  It is very rarely neglectful parents that leave their children in the car.  It can be something as simple as a change in routine or sleep deprivation that can cause our brains to go into autopilot.

If you are afraid of accidentally leaving your child in the car, you can leave a visual trigger for yourself in the front seat (teddy bear, diaper bag, etc.) or put your purse or cellphone in the back seat with your child so you have more than one visual trigger for your brain.  For more information you can go to http://www.kidsandcars.org/

Good parents make mistakes, don't be too quick to judge a person as "neglectful".

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Maternity photos ~ Wordless Wednesday with Linky

My dear friend Steph Person of Steph Person Photography (she will have a website soon) finally got my maternity pictures back.  I have been patiently waiting for almost a year.  I didn't rush her because, well, I don't have to pay for awesome photos so her paid jobs she's getting are obviously priority and I told her that.  I am thrilled with how they turned out and am happy I can share them!  This is when I was about 34-35 weeks along.

I love that man. 

It's hard to play hide and seek when you're pregnant.

He's expecting too! lol