For moms in Savannah and the Coastal Empire


Who Would Care For Your Baby If Something Happened To You? 5 Legal Planning Steps For Parents of Minor Children

by Traci Schumacher on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 1:58pm

September is Baby Safety Month.  While most parents associate baby safety with having the best car seats, monitors and child-safety locks, Savannah attorney, Michael Smith, reminds parents that naming legal guardians and creating a plan to ensure the care of their child(ren) in the event of mom or dad’s death or incapacity is often the most important baby safety measure of all.

Will you know if your child is drowning? What drowning looks like...

by Traci Schumacher on Fri, 06/07/2013 - 11:03am

Today is the last day of the school year for my two older kids, as well as the rest of Chatham County public school students. Bring on the summer fun!

Whether it's the pool, the beach, or boating activities, there are countless fun ways to spend time around the water. So this is a perfect time to review or learn what drowning really looks like. It's not how they portray it on television.

Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

by kgillyard on Mon, 11/19/2012 - 2:57pm

Are you ready to shop? Well there are other who are ready to benefit from all your hard work. Yes, tis the season for others to steal. I would like to share with you some safety tips to help keep you and your gifts safe. The most important thing I would suggest that goes for all these situations is to leave your kids at home. They are a good distraction for theives to get your stuff. Also, go shopping with someone else. You are safer in a group.

In the parking lot:

Park in an area around lights and close to the store.

What Would Your Child Do?

by kgillyard on Wed, 09/05/2012 - 12:27pm

This past Sunday my 8-year-old was channel surfing and happened on the Datline show What Would Your Child Do? During the show regular children were put in a test environment where an ice cream truck driver stopped and offered them free ice cream and a look at his truck. Of course they were completely safe, but most of the parents found that their children overlooked their parents training and went on the truck.

Are You Ready For a Hurricane?

by kgillyard on Thu, 08/09/2012 - 5:09pm

With all of the rainy afternoons I was reminded that Hurricane Season is not over yet. Matter fact it is only about half over.  Hurricane season offically ends Nov. 30, are you prepared? So far we have been lucky again this year, but are you ready if things change.  Even a Tropical Storm/Depression can make a dent in your normal routine.

On the mommy radar: flesh-eating bacteria

by Traci Schumacher on Sat, 05/19/2012 - 9:20pm

Are the stories of the flesh-eating bacteria freaking you out at all? I realize these sorts of things happen every year (500 to 1000 cases per year – which, frankly, seems a bit too high for my comfort level). But now, every day there's an update on these two poor women with the flesh-eating bacteria, and I find it rather unsettling.

A copperhead in our backyard

A copperhead in our backyard

by Traci Schumacher on Thu, 06/02/2011 - 10:05pm

It was a morning like any other... getting dressed to start my day... when my husband ran in with an urgent look on his face and asked quickly, “Do you wanna see a copperhead? Hurry!”

I threw on my robe and followed him out to the backyard. There by the fence lay the beautiful, little, poisonous snake, curled up in the leaves next to the big toad he had recently killed for breakfast.

Oglethorpe Mall to host safety fair

by Coastal Mommies... on Fri, 09/03/2010 - 3:19pm

Oglethorpe Mall will host the "Be Safe. Be Ready. Safety Fair'' on
Saturday to help educate parents and children on the importance of

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Macy’s Court.

The fair will have interactive displays and activities.
Presentations will be made by Savannah Chatham County Metropolitan
Police, Savannah Fire, Chatham County Aquatic Center and the US Coast

Over 2 million cribs recalled amid safety concerns

by Coastal Mommies... on Thu, 06/24/2010 - 7:48am

The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — More than 2 million cribs from seven companies were recalled Thursday amid concerns that babies can suffocate, become trapped or fall from the cribs.

Most of the cribs were drop-sides, which have a side rail that moves up and down so parents can lift children from them more easily. That movable side, however, can malfunction or detach from the crib, creating a dangerous gap where babies' heads can become trapped, leading to suffocation or strangulation.

Let's Go Outside

Let's Go Outside

by Health and Well... on Tue, 05/25/2010 - 12:32am

Dear Lovely Mommie,

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