4 Family Roadtrip Tips for Safety

4 Family Roadtrip Tips for Safety

I grew up taking lots of family roadtrips during the summer. Always a lot of fun. Sometimes we forget about being safe though so today I’m sharing 4 family roadtrip tips for safety. (Family Features) There are few better times for a road trip than during the summer months when the sun is bright and the kids are out of school. Despite the expected rise in gas prices, AAA reports 79 percent of families are … Continue Reading →
Why and How to Remove Bird Poop Off Your Car ASAP

Why and How to Remove Bird Poop Off Your Car ASAP

Birds are amazing flying through the air and many of us enjoy putting seed out for them in the winter months to watch. However, their bird poop (bird droppings) are not good for the finish on our cars at all. If you leave bird droppings on your car for an extended period of time it can start to eat through the clear coat and then the paint. Here is a quick video of Hubby, a … Continue Reading →
Full-Time Grandma Duties – I’m getting old!

Full-Time Grandma Duties – I’m getting old!

So for those wondering where I have been the last several days, here is the explanation. First, you all know that my amazing twin granddaughters, Violet and Valerie, were born on March 10. It is so wonderful being a grandma even though I still feel far to young to be one. At the time the twins were born (and for a bit before) my son, T, and DIL, Caitlan (she’s not legally my DIL, but … Continue Reading →
There’s a Killer on the Road

There’s a Killer on the Road

I normally do a cocktail recipe each Friday, but this week I wanted to remind everyone not to drink and drive. Particularly because this is Halloween weekend and there will be a lot of people going to parties and drinking. Even buzzed driving can be fatal – you don’t have to be falling down drunk to be an impaired driver! If you, or someone you know, plans on going to a Halloween event this weekend … Continue Reading →
#SharingSafety for New Drivers for National Teen Driver Safety Week PLUS Win Tires

#SharingSafety for New Drivers for National Teen Driver Safety Week PLUS Win Tires

I am sharing this post as a part of the Michelin #SharingSafety campaign along with She Buys Cars. I have been compensated, but the story below is my own real story and my own opinion. Even though my son has been driving for several years now, I still worry about him behind the wheel. It’s a mom thing I guess. T was always a “car guy”, even as a baby. This must be a genetic … Continue Reading →
Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

Do your kids know what to do in a vehicle emergency?

We are a nation of on-the-go people. On average, Americans spend 541 hours per year in a car. That’s a lot of time spent, even if you are a child just riding in the car. There are approximately 5.25 million driving accidents per year – yikes! Now add to that vehicle emergencies that are not actual accidents and that number soars even higher. As adults we have a bit more life experience to know what … Continue Reading →
Going Beyond the Driving Test and Win a Set of Michelin Tires

Going Beyond the Driving Test and Win a Set of Michelin Tires

Disclosure: I have been compensated by SheBuysCars and Michelin to be a part of the #SafeTires and Safe Teen Driving Initiative. When our kids get to driving age we worry about lots of things… will our child be a safe driver? will our child make good decisions about driving? will our child’s friends be safe drivers? As parents, we help them practice learning to drive. We may even have them take a Driver’s Ed course. … Continue Reading →
Love My Dog but Not the Dog Smell In My Car and #FebrezeCar Giveaway

Love My Dog but Not the Dog Smell In My Car and #FebrezeCar Giveaway

I have worked with Febreze products in the past and use their products. When SheSpeaks asked me to work on the #FebrezeCar program I was happy to accept (disclosure: this means I was compensated, but opinions are my own). The big reason is my Annie. I adore my dog but a big dog can have some big odors! There was never a better time for me to be sure I had Febreze Car clips on … Continue Reading →
Start Your Engines! Daytona 500 Fun Facts Infographic

Start Your Engines! Daytona 500 Fun Facts Infographic

Are you a racing fan? If so, you already know that the Daytona 500 is tomorrow (February 22). This is a sporting event that we watch in our home and we have even had a Daytona 500 party one year (although it ended up being a bad day because Hubby and I had one of our worst fights ever – but that was several years ago). For this week’s infographic I found one full of … Continue Reading →
Learn About Winter Car Care with Robyn and Sears Auto Center PLUS Gift Card Giveaway

Learn About Winter Car Care with Robyn and Sears Auto Center PLUS Gift Card Giveaway

This is a sponsored post, I am a Sears blogger, though all opinions are my own.   Winter can be a tough time of year on our cars, especially here in the Midwest. I headed to Sears Auto Center again last week to learn about what we can do to take care of our cars in the winter and what to watch out for. Batteries Car batteries are affected by temperature, usage, driving utilities like … Continue Reading →