This is the time of year when most families are settling into the routine of school, enjoying the taste of fall that’s in the air and the calm that comes before the rush of the holiday season. It also happens to be National Preparedness Month, a time set aside by the government to encourage citizens to learn how to deal with a variety of emergencies. Throughout September Continue reading
Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Blog: Keeping it Together When Your Child is Chronically Ill
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or cystic fibrosis for example, your world is suddenly like the inside of a snow globe... everything is moving in a flurry of activity and constant change. But eventually, when the fear and panic subside and your child's condition is more or less under control, you as a parent are left with the task of guiding your family's return to "normal" life. Continue reading