Let's face it: there's just too much to keep on top of as parents.
As soon as we think we've got it all covered, we realize there's something that's slipped our minds.
Fortunately the folks at TVOKids are thinking of some of those little things we sometimes forget. Like fire safety checks. This month they launched the "Push the Button" campaign urging parents to push the button on their smoke alarms to make sure they are still in working order.
While you're at it, you can talk about fire escape routes, what to do when there's a fire, Stop Drop and Roll and all of that.
You can even make it fun by using a stick of incense and holding it up to the alarms to make sure it goes off when exposed to smoke. Talk about how the science behind that works (Some alarms use lasers and others use radiation). Sit your child down and get them to draw out the various fire escape routes too. That should should buy you enough time to sit down on the couch, have a nice cup of tea and exhale. For a few minutes, anyway.