Teaching Children the importance of giving During the Holidays

Every day there are opportunities to teach our children. As parents we are constantly being watched by them and without knowing it, our actions speak to them. A few months back we walked past a homeless man while we were shopping. The man was bundled up trying to stay warm with a small sign askingContinue Reading …

Keep Your Family Safe Around Water

Growing up in the city my mom would take us on the bus every other day throughout the summer to swimming lessons. We did not have a pool or live by a lake. But she knew it was important for us to know how to swim. Our safety was the most important and she knewContinue Reading …

Join the Red Cross #WaterSafetyChat June 11th at 10:30 AM

I have always lived near the water and know how important water safety is to all. I am pleased to tell you that the Red Cross is hosting a Water safety chat on Twitter. This will be an opportunity for all to ask questions, get the facts and find out about local resources for theirContinue Reading …

Think Safety around the water this Summer

  We just got the kids a new pool for the backyard. Summer is here and there is no doubt it will be a hot one. Red Cross Canada has released a timely report that I wanted to share with you all. I know we all know water safety, but it is always good toContinue Reading …

Red Cross Canada Twitter Chat- Be there Thursday #CRCsyria

The Red Cross is hosting a Twitter Chat on Oct. 3 at noon. The topic will be on the humanitarian crisis in Syria. They will have two people handling questions, Hossam Elsharkawi, director of emergency operations for the Red Cross, as well as Toronto Star journalist Hamida Ghafour who has been covering the Syria crisis extensivelyContinue Reading …

Child Drowning Prevention tips and info from @redcrosscanada

Drowning is the second leading cause of preventable death for children under the age of 10, and Red Cross research shows the majority of Canadian parents do not understand what measures are needed to keep kids safe in, on and around water. With summer just around the corner I am happy to share with youContinue Reading …

#beready For an Emergency – Emergency Preparedness Week is this Week

As a blogger with “influence” I get emails day after day after day asking me to give a shout out about a cause, write a post for charity or even donate. As you can imagine helping every charity is impossible. I choose to participate in campaigns that are near and dear to my heart. Usually animalContinue Reading …