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“Hugs can do great amounts of good, especially for children.”

Princess Diana

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.”

Nelson Mandela

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

Nelson Mandela

“Children are our most valuable resource.”

Herbert Hoover

Emily from UL (Underwriters Labs) sent me this and I hesitated to post it because you know I’m all about deliberate creation and encourage readers to focus on what they DO want, not what they don’t want; however I share this with a vision of happy, healthy, safe babies everywhere who can be, do, and have anything that they want. (That’s one of the things I say to my kids at bedtime, “You can be, do, and have anything that you want!”

 

“As part of Baby Safety Month, UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, is reminding parents to commit a minute to safety.  Because 2.5million children are injured in their homes every year, reducing children’s exposure to potential safety hazards is crucial.

 

UL suggests parents and caretakers review a few quick home safety guidelines to help protect their child, such as:

•               Inspect your home from baby’s point of view

Get down on your hands and knees and search each room for objects or situations that may endanger your baby.

•               Eliminate small toys & other objects

Remove all small toys and other objects within your baby’s reach. A good rule of thumb is if it fits in a toilet paper roll, it’s too small!

•               Install outlet covers

Tour your home and cover all electrical outlets with outlet covers to prevent any injury to your baby.

•               Lock toilet lids

Install lid locks on all the toilets in your home to keep your child safe should he or she take an unsupervised trip into the bathroom.

•               Shop for a safe crib & purchase a flame-retardant mattresses

When purchasing a crib, make sure there is no more than 2 3/8 inches between slats; corner posts do not extend more than 1/16 of an inch above the end panels; and headboards and footboards do not contain cutout areas. Ensure your baby’s mattress is compliant with the open flame ignition regulations”

 

And I’ll add to this great punch list to be mindful of crib bumpers.  When Phoenix was a baby we were teaching at Prana Power Yoga NYC and staying at the W next to the studio and we asked that they send a crib up to our room, like we always did.  When the crib arrived, I called down to Indiana at the front desk and said that they had forgotten the bumper!  She said they didn’t do bumpers anymore, and sure enough, there was a scary warning on the crib about bumpers.  I shuddered to think of what had happened, sent light to that child and those parents, and quickly moved my mind to what we COULD do so Phoenix’s little arms and legs wouldn’t get caught in the openings of the crib.  I googled it and got a great mesh bumper that’s safe.
Here’s to happy, healthy, safe babies everywhere who can be, do and have anything that they want!  It is law!  (The Law of Attraction).  ;)

 

 

“An aware parent loves all children he or she interacts with – for you are a caretaker for those moments in time.”

Doc Childre

“A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you’re at home.”

“The world always looks brighter from behind a smile.”

“Smile. Have you ever noticed how easily puppies make human friends? Yet all they do is wag their tails and fall over.”

Walter Anderson

“A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.”

Phyllis Diller

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Super-mom Kim Cherelli

 

WOW!! Supermom of the month.    I was shocked to say the least when Taylor mentioned she wanted me to be her super mom of the month.  Me?  I never thought there was anything super about me.  I’m as average as average is, nonetheless I was and am honored to be thought of.

 

I met Taylor a year ago during Teacher Training at Prana Power Yoga.  I was instantly drawn to her energy and knew I was in the right place.  I didn’t know why I decided to become a yoga instructor nor did I know what I was getting into.  You see prior to signing up for the 8 week teacher training I think I practiced yoga about a dozen times.  I woke up one day and said “ I think I’d like to be a yoga instructor”  I proceeded to ask my yoga instructor at BSC how one goes about becoming an instructor.  She told me about Prana and here I am a whole year later.  I wasn’t really sure what I was looking for other than the fact I was looking for “something” the something that yoga instructors have.  I’m learning every day and I’m a work in progress but this is a journey and I am excited to see where it takes me.  The teacher training was an emotional and beautiful experience.  As quickly as the thought popped into my head to become a yoga instructor the same happened for my understanding why.  I’m understanding I am where I am suppose to be right now at this moment.  Stress is not as prevalent as before and I’m understanding people a bit better.

 

So, a lil about me.  I’m a single mom of one 18 year old son.  I don’t consider myself any different than the next mother. I never found raising a child difficult because it came naturally to me. .  I raised him simply the way I wanted to be treated.  I always knew I wanted to be a mother. I was 24 when I found out I was pregnant and afraid to tell my mother.  I knew what she would say or better yet the look or her face would tell me how disappointed she was.  Most people know my situation and how my son was the result of an abusive relationship, however I wouldn’t have change a thing.  I had to go through that for my son to be born.  If I didn’t then he wouldn’t have been born and I can’t imagine my life without him.  People congratulate me for being a single mom  my son does too but I don’t think I deserve any special credit.  Putting aside all my heartache and struggles in my life, it’s nothing compared to what some are going through.  I do count my blessings and I feel blessed to have been given this gift of motherhood.  There are those who want children and can’t   I am so very thankful and I can’t say it enough…..It’s truly a blessing.

“where you are at this moment is where you are suppose to be”

Sending love and light to all

Kim Cherelli