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

The Benefits of Volunteering as a Family

The Benefits of Volunteering as a Family

Looking for ways to keep your kids busy and entertained during summer vacation? Consider volunteering as a family. There are many opportunities available for adults and kids to volunteer together to support a cause or make a difference in the lives of others. Volunteerism has many benefits for families and especially for children. Spending time volunteering as a family promotes togetherness and family... 

Tips for Potty Training Success

Tips for Potty Training Success

Whether you call it potty training, toilet training, or toilet learning, teaching a child to use the toilet instead of diapers is a big task for both the parents and one that can cause a lot of frustration if you aren’t prepared ahead of time. MomRN recently shared several tips for potty training success on Great Day Green Country (Fox 23, Tulsa). First, you should have plenty of patience and... 

Computer Vision Syndrome: Is Tech Harming Your Family’s Vision?

Computer Vision Syndrome: Is Tech Harming Your Family’s Vision?

In today’s technological society, most of us have become accustomed to using multiple devices that have screens – televisions, computer monitors, tablets, smartphones, hand-held gaming consoles, and the list goes on. And as the number of screen devices has increased, so has our time spent staring at these devices. It’s not unusual to spend several hours of each day looking at these... 

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...