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Tips for Child Proofing Your New Home

In Child Custody, Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

When couples divorce in North Carolina, they must live in separate residences for a year before they can seek a divorce decree from a court. While divorce is a significant and sad life experience, the prospect of moving into a new apartment or home can be a positive step toward moving forward. Further, furnishing and fixing up your new place can be a healthy distraction from your worries. If you have young children and plan to have overnight visits with them, then it is a good idea to take child proofing seriously. Here are some friendly ideas on where to start. If you have any heavy furniture, like a television stand, dresser, or shelf, make sure that it is anchored to a stud in the wall behind it. Anchors come …

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Fire Prevention and Home Safety Planning

In Health, Lifestyle by Sarah Hink

Moving into a new home following a separation or divorce sometimes happens more quickly than you plan or anticipate. When choosing a new place, you carefully weigh a lot of factors, including price, size, location, distance to your workplace, distance to the children’s school, and distance to the children’s other parent. Unfortunately, once a place is chosen, the monumental task of moving is complete, and the children get acclimated, there is often one more piece of planning that many people overlook. That is fire safety. October 8-14 is National Fire Prevention Week. In recognition, we would like to present some facts and suggestions for fire prevention and safety planning. According to the Fire Marshall of Raleigh, it only takes 30 seconds for a small flame to get out of control …