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photo of ME's seat belt safety guest, Shannon Ryder

As a firefighter and first responder to traffic accidents, Shannon Ryder saw firsthand the tragedies that can result when drivers and passengers don’t follow best practices in traffic safety.   Now, as coordinator of child passenger safety for DPS-OTS, Shannon devotes her career to helping parents understand and apply strategies to protect children at every…

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photo of ME's Office of Traffic Safety safe in cars guest, Heather Darby

As parents, we all worry about threats to our children’s health and safety. And yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the leading threat to the lives of children under the age of 14 is the ordinary experience of riding in a car. So, what can we do to keep our children…

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passenger safety guest Heather Darby

Car crashes remain the leading cause of death and injury for children under 14 years of age, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But many of those injuries and fatalities can be prevented if we follow best practices in passenger safety. Heather Darby, coordinator of passenger safety for the MN Department of…

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child passenger safety guest Heather Darby

According to the CDC, car crashes continue to be the leading cause of death and serious injury for children under 14 years of age. But there is much we can do to reduce the risk for our children. The first step is to know and follow not only the laws about child passenger safety, but…

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Motherhood & Words 2015 featured authors

Being a mom can evoke the highest and lowest of emotions, sometimes all at once! Each year Minneapolis author and writing teacher Kate Hopper brings writers to Motherhood & Words at The Loft Literary Center to read from their latest works about their lives as mothers. Each year Mom Enough offers the recording of that…

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