Sunday, June 14, 2015

Disney/Pixar's upcoming movie Inside Out

Disney/Pixar has a new masterpiece that opens on June 19th and the movie focuses on our emotions.  The story is based on a little girl named Riley, "Growing up can be a bumpy road, and that is no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when he father finds a new job in San Francisco.  Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness.  The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life.  As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters.  Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school."

Any movie that helps adults and children overcome their fears and handle their anger and sadness is a must see in my opinion.  Have a wonderful summer and I'll see you at the movies!
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Sunday, June 7, 2015

June is National Safety Month

With summer vacation right around the corner I thought it would be timely to write about some summer safety tips for your children.

  • Beat the Heat

    ​Whether you’re working or playing outside in the summer, anybody not accustomed to the heat is at risk for a heat-related illness. Take steps to protect yourself:
    Wear appropriate clothing, including a wide-brimmed hat
    Take frequent water breaks
    Apply sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15
    Never leave kids or pets unattended in a vehicle

    • Water Safety

      More than one in five drowning victims are children 14-years-old and younger, and most incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub. Keep your kids safe in the water:
      Enroll children over the age of three in swimming lessons

      • Don't rely on lifeguards to watch over your children
      • Never leave your child unattended


      Bike Safety

      Wear a properly fitted bicycle helmet

      Adjust your bicycle to fit

      Check your equipment (brakes and tires especially)

      See and be seen - always wear something that reflects the light to make sure drivers can see you