About Tamara Walker

Tamara Walker, R.N., aka “MomRN”, is the mom of two teenagers, a registered nurse, a child safety expert and instructor, and host of the “Ask MomRN Show”. Her passions are to help parents as they navigate the journey through parenthood and to protect children of all ages. Her websites are http://www.MomRN.com and http://www.blogtalkradio.com/FlyLady. MomRN has been a member of the PedSafe Expert team

Website: http://www.MomRN.com

Articles by Tamara

Keeping Teens Safe on New Year’s Eve

Keeping Teens Safe on New Year’s Eve

Do you know what your teenager’s plans are for celebrating New Year’s Eve? Will he be going out with friends or attending a party? Will she be driving or riding with other teenagers? Have you made a plan for keeping your teenager safe during and after the festivities? According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day... 

Calming the Morning Chaos with Kids

Calming the Morning Chaos with Kids

Morning – the most important part of the day but sometimes also the most stressful. Let’s face it, if we have a hectic morning full of chaos, it can ruin or at least put a damper on the rest of the day. If you’re tired of having to nag the kids to get ready for school, frantic last minute searches for car keys or lost homework, and feeling like you are always running late then you... 

Great News Needle-phobic Parents: New Flu Shot Uses Tiny Needle

Great News Needle-phobic Parents: New Flu Shot Uses Tiny Needle

If you are among the many moms and dads who are scared of needles, this year’s flu shot might be a lot less scary. Ninety percent less scary, that is! Have you seen the cute Fluzone hedgehog commercial? The new intradermal needle is 90% shorter! The new intradermal flu vaccine uses a 90% smaller needle to inject the vaccine into the skin, instead of muscle. According to the Centers for Disease... 

MY FOOD FIGHT! App Makes Nutrition Fun for Kids and Adults

MY FOOD FIGHT! App Makes Nutrition Fun for Kids and Adults

As a nursing student I had to sit through more than one nutrition class and frankly, I found them boring. I know healthy nutrition is important and understanding about all the different components of food and how they affect the body is a part of learning to make wise nutritional choices. But still, I wished for a better, more entertaining way to learn about eating healthy foods versus eating junk... 

National Screen-Free Week: Turn Off to Tune In

National Screen-Free Week: Turn Off to Tune In

This week, April 30 – May 6, 2012, is National Screen-Free Week. This annual event is a program of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and is designed to encourage parents, children, teachers, schools and communities across the country to turn off all forms of screen-based media, including television, video games, computers, cell phones, etc., and instead spend time with family... 

Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Would you know what to do if someone suddenly collapsed nearby? Would you know how to assess the situation, decide on whether the person needed emergency care and administer cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), if necessary? Unfortunately, many people do not know how to handle this type of situation. Many fear doing the wrong thing and making a bad situation even worse. Others may fear catching a...