Blog : texas

First Aid Kit

What should I put in my 1st Aid Kit?  This is a common question I am asked during CPR classes.

Here are my top recommendations. Be sure to comment with any other items you keep in your 1st Aid kit.


  • Barrier Device or Pocket Mask
  • Gloves
  • Band-aids (usually princess characters because of my 3 girls!)  Remember to have a variety of sizes
  • Guaze pads
  • Rolls of Guaze (I usually keep 2 on hand)
  • Ziplock baggies – in case we need to make our own ice pack (ice and water sealed in the bag works great!)
  • Fast Action Ice Packs
  • Neosporin Cream
  • Benadryl Cream
  • Alcohol swabs
  • Sharpie Marker (to mark the size of any bites)
  • Sunscreen – we use sunscreen year-round in Arizona and Texas 😉

Be safe this summer!


Babysitter Check List

This month I have had the privilege of working with some great youth in my Babysitter Courses. We decided we should compile a list of questions the Babysitter’s should ask the parents.

  • Home Address (i recommend having it posted near the phone or on the fridge in case of emergency)
  • Phone #’s for the parents
  • Location the parents will be with address and phone #
  • Schedule they would like the kids to follow (meals, bed times, time limits on tv/games?)
  • Expectations for the home (clean up dishes/toys/other items)
  • Is there a helpful neighbor in an emergency?
  • Is there a family member living close to call if parents are not reachable?


Do you have any other tips to help these ladies thrive as Babysitters? Post them in the comments