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Black Mothers Face the Biggest Challenge in Child Safety; A Little Help from SafetyMom

When it comes to keeping our kids safe, Black mothers have the biggest challenge out there. I’m not just talking about defective toys. As Black parents we have to keep our children safe from a dilapidated educational system, racial profiling, environmental racism, systemic bias and a whole host of things the FDA will never, ever recall.

PLUS, we also have to keep our eye on the other stuff, like BPA-free plastics, toxins in our baby products, preventing accidents in our homes and more. In fact, the recent tragic death of actress and mom Natasha Richardson has sparked a new debate on the safety of ski helmets or helmets in general–another safety issue to explore. As a mom, safety is everywhere.

That’s why I love my new friend Alison Rhodes aka the Safety Mom. Alison is all about keeping our kids safe, be it from dangerous toys or dangerous neighbors and has been featured on every national media show there is! We met for coffee last week in midtown Manhattan, and had a great time discovering our similarities as moms, divorcing women, and entrepreneurs with a passion for mommyhood.

After losing a baby to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Alison also now advocates fervently on this issue. Black babies are 2.5 times more likely to die from SIDS than white infants, so I’m personally grateful for Alison’s work on behalf of all children. (Check out my recent blog on SIDS in our community.)

All in all, I’m really looking forward to getting to know Alison better and I hope you will to. Check out her great articles and posts at www.safetymom.com

In motherhood,
Kimberly

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