I wouldn't normally be the first to get a cool techno-gadget, but for my birthday in October - and since I was due for my 2-year update - my husband splurged and bought me the new Chocolate from Verizon, which I love though I have hardly had time to really get to know it and begin to use all the cool features.
However, I did just recently - in the car on the way to family for Thanksgiving, in fact - managed to transfer all of the phone numbers from my old phone over to my new one. I also made sure to update and transfer all of the emergency numbers I keep close at hand. Here is a short list of numbers that every mother should have both memorized and stored in her phone's memory:
- your pediatrician
- poison control - 800 222 1222
- your local police dept.'s non-emergency number (Reston is 703-478-0904)
- the number of someone nearby who you can call at anytime on short notice to come watch
your kids in the event of an emergency
- your husband's number listed as "my husband" instead of just a first name
And, as soon as they are able, don't forget to teach your children about emergencies, how to remember and dial 911, plus recite their address and their parent's names.