My Letter to Jenna Bush Hager

Dear Jenna, I hate that I am writing you. I hate that my reality is MY reality. I saw beautiful Mila, in your arms on @TODAYshow. You are still glowing. The glow of a first time mom as you hold your precious gift from heaven. I ache. My heart remembers that song, those moments of perfection forever encapsulated in my heart. The day my sweet Colton was born. He was perfection. Looking at my son, seeing his dad and I in him. Holding … Read More

Nationwide Announces Make Safe Happen Program

As you all know, the issue of home safety is incredibly personal to me and to the members of my family. I have joined together with other parents and concerned advocates in creating our organization in the hope that fewer and fewer parents would experience the kind of loss that I have known. And we’ve been gratified to see the progress we’ve made recently in our efforts to save lives and encourage people to #GoCordless. Recently I shared a Facebook post which … Read More

Losing My Mommyness

Hello my little sweetheart, I just was thinking about how when you where here you were my alarm clock. You woke me in the morning, let me know when it was time to eat all meals, you let me know when it was getting close to naptime, when we were suppose to take a bath and head off to bed. You basically dictated my life and time. When you died, I went thought this phase of losing my mommyness. I … Read More

No Room at the Tree

Sunday I posted on Facebook that a planned shopping trip to a local store turned out to be much more than I had anticipated. What I thought was so clearly a rhetorical question placed in a frantically typed social media post, turned out to be an invitation for many well intended and good hearted people to give advice on how I should deal with a difficult situation—a “major first”. The “first” being my first Christmas without my boy. It wasn’t … Read More

CPSC Staff Recommends to Grant Window Covering Petition.

CPSC Must Take Action to Protect Children Washington D.C. (October 1, 2014)—Today, Parents for Window Blind Safety, Consumer Federation of America, Kinds In Danger, Consumers Union and Independent Safety Consulting, applaud the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) staff for recommending that CPSC take effective action to protect children from the preventable strangulation hazard posed by cords on window coverings. In the briefing package released today, CPSC staff urges CPSC to grant the petition filed by consumer and safety groups in May … Read More

Gone in seconds

I lost my son Colton Shero on October 17, 2013. He was two days away from his 2nd birthday. Colton was playing in our family room playing with his 3 yr. old brother Stan. The boys had been playing in that room for their entire lives and we had done this every single day. That morning was so ordinary. I looked at my watch and realized that it was getting close to nap time and decided to go into the … Read More

In An Instant

Two weeks ago, we introduced our new awareness video, In An Instant. Now with over 17,000 views in two weeks, it has made a small impact. It was an amazing experience to take an idea from our heads and see it come alive in film. When writing this script we felt that is was important to convey that these accidents are silent, can happen at anyone’s home and can happen in seconds. We used a product that was compliant with … Read More

Cords don’t just kill, they severely injure children.

Below you will read a heartbreaking story of a little baby boy who was bright, curious, happy and most of all healthy. As always, PFWBS tells the public to Go Cordless because even with window coverings retrofitted, children can still strangle on the accessible cords. Bobby’s Story Bobby was born a very healthy baby on September 7, 2004. He had always been healthy unlike his older brother Billy who was a year older and had always had health and development … Read More

Four Children Killed by Window Covering Cords in Three Weeks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Must Take Action to Protect Children Washington D.C. (March 4, 2014)—Today, Parents for Window Blind Safety, Consumer Federation of America,   and Independent Safety Consulting, called on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to take effective action to protect children from the preventable stragulation hazard posed by cords on window coverings in light of four children’s deaths in three weeks. In twenty two days, four children strangled to death from cords on a window … Read More

2013 Deadly Nursery, Toddler and Play Room Designs

These 2013 photos were taken from various sources on the internet.  Some 2013 nursery designs were designed by famous interior designers, some local designers, some DIY design ideas and one contest winner from The Washington Post Newspaper. Deadly window covering cords are overlooked not only by common people, but also the wealthy, educated, and famous. We will look at nursery designs, then toddler playroom designs. Ok, I must mention the cord cleat on the wall in the photo below. Although … Read More

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