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Real Agent Guard, Putting Safety First #RealAgentGuard

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 8, 2015 | Categories: Apps, Technology

I’ve always had this obsession with looking into people’s homes. Not some kind of peeping tom or stalker type of thing mind you, just seeing the inside of homes. How they were decorated, how the rooms were laid out, that kind of thing. I even thought about becoming a real estate agent so I could […]

How Do I Know When My Teen Is Road Ready?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 18, 2013 | Categories: Parenting
how do i know when my teen is ready to drive

Guest Post Image Source Trusting your teen to drive can be one of your biggest challenges as a parent. While you know that this milestone is necessary for your teenager’s independence, you may also worry that your teenager may become a statistic on the roadways. With more than 3000 teen drivers killed in 2010, you […]

Injury-Free Trick or Treating: 5 Tips to Make Your House a Safe Pick

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 16, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, Home and Garden

Guest Post Image Source Trick-or-Treating is one the most common activities associated with Halloween. Children, and even some adults, love to dress up in costumes and travel around their neighborhoods visiting neighbors in search of treats. Kids love to gather up as much candy as possible in one night because it is one of the […]

Cars vs. Motorcycles: 4 Ways To Keep Your Family Safe On The Road

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 31, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Information

Guest Post Image Source All states have driving laws that stipulate that drivers must share the roadways with motorcyclists. Motorcycle riders have the same rights and must be shown the same courtesy as any other driver on the road. Even so, some motorcyclists do not show the same courtesy given to them. They may believe […]

All Hands On Deck! 4 Tips To Boat Safety

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 24, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Tips

Guest Post Image Source Recreational activities such as boating, jet skiing and tubing can be fun and exhilarating, but can come with some safety concerns. Because approximately 75 percent of all boating accidents are due to the errors in operations, you’ll want to follow the below four safety tips before getting behind the wheel. 1. […]

The Impact of Big Rig Accidents on Our Families

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Guest Post Image Source On average, drivers of large trucks and big rigs travel far and above more miles than passenger vehicle drivers. As such, in the past decade alone, there have been an estimated 400,000 accidents each year in the U.S. that involved trucks and big rigs. According to statistics, truck accidents average around […]

DUI, Children and You: What is Mallory’s Law?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: April 30, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Guest Posts, Parenting

Guest Post Image Source No one should be driving under the influence (DUI) under any circumstances, but especially parents and people with children in the vehicle. Putting children at risk demonstrates a distinct level of irresponsibility that both society and the law take very seriously. This is why, as one of the factors that influence […]

Elderly Parents and Driving: When It’s Time To Take The Keys

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 28, 2013 | Categories: Family and Health, Guest Posts, Health and Fitness
elderly parents and driving

Guest Post Image Source No one looks forward to addressing the fact that their elderly parents should cease driving. It’s a difficult hurdle to cross but, it is an important one. Seniors generally do not wish to give up driving, since it is asking to give up part of their freedom. However, it is necessary […]

How to Childproof Your House with this Ultimate Childproofing Guide #childproofing

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 11, 2013 | Categories: Children, Family and Health, Home and Garden, Infographs, Parenting

We are over the childproofing stage in our home, well for the most part anyway. I know however, that many of my readers still have babies getting ready to crawl, already crawling, and toddlers and pre-schoolers in their homes. This extensive childproofing guide covers all the bases and more in an easy to follow infographic. […]

LEGO® YouTube Playlist – Providing Safe Fun & Piece of Mind #LEGO #spon

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 4, 2013 | Categories: Children, Entertainment, Parenting, Reviews, Technology
LEGO Star Wars YouTube Channel

It’s getting more and more difficult for me to find things I’m comfortable with my son watching and reading. He’s ten-years-old and very smart. So he doesn’t want to watch (or read) things that are for younger kids. The things that would fit his age (mental age), or just too mature. It’s a battle. Really, […]