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

Embrace life by buckling up

Embrace life by buckling up

Last updated on November 19th, 2017 at 04:03 amIt never ceases to amaze me how many people do not use their seat belts while driving or riding as a passenger, even with all the statistics and evidence that proves the risk of severe and/or fatal injuries is immensely higher for those who do not buckle up. As a registered nurse, I’ve seen too much to ever think of being in a moving vehicle without... 

Teaching Water Safety is Important Year Round

Teaching Water Safety is Important Year Round

Last updated on September 2nd, 2015 at 11:17 pmNow that summer is over and pools are being closed up for the fall and winter, water safety may no longer be at the top of many parents’ minds, but it should be. Drownings don’t only take place in the summer time in pools. Children can easily drown in a pool which has been covered for the season, in bathtubs, toilets, mop buckets, and nearly anywhere... 

Keeping Your Family Safe from MRSA

Keeping Your Family Safe from MRSA

Last updated on September 13th, 2017 at 02:54 amMRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is a potentially life-threatening antibiotic resistant Staph infection. Staph is commonly found on the skin and in the nose. When the MRSA strain of Staph comes into contact with an open sore, that’s when an infection can occur and it can quickly become dangerous. In 2005, nearly 19,000 Americans died... 

The Importance of Teaching Kids to Use 911

The Importance of Teaching Kids to Use 911

Last updated on June 27th, 2018 at 09:36 pmWould your child know what to do in an emergency? Does your child know what is a real emergency (and what isn’t) and how to call 911? Have you talked about and practiced how to handle a variety of emergency scenarios? Kids as young as three years old can begin learning how and when to call 911 in the event of an emergency. Knowing what to teach kids about... 

It’s Not too Late to Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Kid

It’s Not too Late to Find the Perfect Summer Camp for Your Kid

Last updated on March 9th, 2018 at 10:26 amSchools are letting out for summer break and soon camps all over the country will be filling with kids ready to have fun! If you haven’t already, then now is time to start making your kid’s summer camp plans. Most camps have been enrolling kids since early in the year, and many may already be full, but it’s not too late to find one for your child.... 

Parents: How to Use Antibiotics Safely and Wisely

Parents: How to Use Antibiotics Safely and Wisely

Last updated on March 3rd, 2018 at 02:11 pmSince the first discovery of penicillin, antibiotics have been a useful and beneficial tool in fighting a wide variety of bacterial infections. But antibiotics must be used wisely and safely and only used when medically necessary in order to get the most benefit from them. For the last decade or more, health care professionals have been concerned because antibiotics...