Road safety is a matter each of us must pay attention to. One single mistake made on the road can lead to serious injuries and even death. It is because of this that would-be drivers are obligated to earn their licenses, which also comes with a series of seminars, documentation, and training. In hopes that these individuals don’t make wrong moves with bad results, authorities push these requirements before making a person a licensed driver.
But motorists are not the only ones who are susceptible to miscalculations on the road. Pedestrians are also liable at times because of carelessness. Their cases also fall under the category of road mishaps and could also lead to injuries or loss of lives.
Meet our Shining Child for the month of October, Nikolina.
Nikolina is 8 years old and is shining in our community in a big way! She is giving back to other children who are going through treatment for their illnesses. Nikolina was three-years old when she was diagnosed with cancer, and has been in remission and off treatments for 3 years now. In 2012, she wanted to give back to other children who were experiencing what she overcame. With the help of her mother, Kristin, the organization Nikolina’s Attic was formed.
It’s that time of year again, back to school lunches. Yay, I can’t wait! OK, maybe that’s a tiny exaggeration. But you should actually get a little excited. Packing lunches means we get back to an eating routine. I know my family has been all over the place with food this summer. A few extra chips here, lots of extra ice cream there, you know how it is when we are all on vacation.
I don’t know about you, but I can absolutely tell the difference in my children’s behavior when they don’t eat well. Especially when they eat too much sugar. So I am ready to start controlling their food a bit more in September.
It’s amazing how the new year truly begins in September. The school year is off and running. The first year of schooling is always touted as the opportunity, the chance to construct and to improve their understanding of the world around them and their place in that world.
Last Monday we visited with Dragon Gate Martial Arts in Oakdale. Shihan Mike Iannone taught us about Stranger Danger and how to keep ourselves (kids) safe. He had great tips that I wanted to share with all of you.