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

Calming the Morning Chaos with Kids

Calming the Morning Chaos with Kids

Last updated on November 17th, 2012 at 05:27 pmMorning – 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... 

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

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

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 10:36 amIf 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... 

Healthy Back to School Lunches Kids Will Want to Eat

Healthy Back to School Lunches Kids Will Want to Eat

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 11:50 pmFor many kids across the country, school is starting and that means kids will be eating lunch away from home. Proper nutrition is important for physical health and brain function. A child who does not get enough nutrients in her lunch or has a sugar crash shortly after lunchtime may have a harder time focusing and learning. But how do we get kids to eat... 

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

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

Last updated on August 29th, 2015 at 09:47 pmAs 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... 

National Screen-Free Week: Turn Off to Tune In

National Screen-Free Week: Turn Off to Tune In

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 11:06 amThis 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,... 

Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Hands-Only CPR Can Save a Life

Last updated on August 30th, 2015 at 05:47 pm 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...