Stay Safe This Holiday Weekend

Stay Safe This Holiday Weekend

Halloween is not until Monday, but there will be lots of parties this weekend I’m sure. Please stay safe! Here are some facts and tips: Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to the high number of drunk drivers on the roads. In 2009, 48 percent of all highway fatalities across the nation on Halloween night (6 p.m. Oct. 31 to 5:59 a.m. Nov. 1) involved a driver or a … Continue Reading →
A School Bomb Threat Today

A School Bomb Threat Today

Yes, you read that right. Today at Taylor’s campus there was a bomb threat. ACK! What is wrong with our world where kids and parents have to worry about bombs in their schools?   Taylor was the first to alert me. He sent me a text this morning about it. I went online to the district’s Facebook page and they had already posted about the bomb threat and that they … Continue Reading →
911 What’s Your Emergency?

911 What’s Your Emergency?

FIRE! Seriously – today we came home from a trip to the store and I heard a beeping noise. Hmmm. Not sure what that is. I went inside the house and put my things down, went to the bathroom, still hearing the beeping sound. It is time for my to investigate! Hubby always gets after me for being a nosy neighbor, but I just like to know what is going … Continue Reading →
Facebook, Teachers, and Students

Facebook, Teachers, and Students

There is a lot of talk about not allowing teachers to “friend” students on Facebook or other like social media platforms. The conversation is even more heated here in Missouri based on the recently enacted Senate Bill 54 Amy Hestir Student Protection Act, more commonly called the Facebook Act because of this section: SECTION 162.069 – By January 1, 2012, every school district must develop a written policy concerning teacher-student … Continue Reading →
Young Drivers and Being Prepared on the Road

Young Drivers and Being Prepared on the Road

So Taylor turned 16 this past December and is out on the road by himself sometimes. Granted right now it is not that far from home, but as he gets older he will go farther I’m sure. That’s what I did. I also have a nephew who started driving a little later and is now in college. He hasn’t taken his car with him to school yet, but I have … Continue Reading →
Feeling Secure with Pay Only When Needed Good Hands Roadside Assistance

Feeling Secure with Pay Only When Needed Good Hands Roadside Assistance

A few weeks ago I did something brand new for me, I took a long road trip all by myself. I was headed from St. Louis down to northwest Arkansas for a blogging conference and it took 5 1/2 hours of driving to get there. While I was excited to get to the destination, I was nervous about making that long trip by myself. Even more so because Hubby is … Continue Reading →
Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday

Water safety is always important. That’s me in the front as a little girl (mid 70’s) – I LOVED my striped life jacket (because everyone else had those plain orange ones). My brother is behind me and my dad is at the back. We used to go fishing a lot when I was a kid. Do you have life jackets for everyone when you are out on the boat? Continue Reading →
Stay Warm AND Safe This Winter

Stay Warm AND Safe This Winter

For a bit of irony, as I write this post I am freezing cold because our furnace is on the fritz. Hubby is working on it as we speak. Brrrrr! I am lucky that Hubby is handy around the house and can usually fix things on his own, but he does know his limits and if needed knows to call in a professional repairman for the job. In situations like … Continue Reading →
Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

Sadly, it is time for me to remind everyone that buzzed driving is drunk driving. I say sadly because I just wish that everyone on the planet understood this and that we would have no more fatalities or injuries due to this. With lots of holiday parties and get-togethers this time of year people tend to have a couple of drinks and think it’s not a problem. Honestly though, it … Continue Reading →
Commit a Minute to Holiday Safety

Commit a Minute to Holiday Safety

The holidays are beautiful, but there are also a lot of different things around that can be hazardous and bring disastrous results to our home and families. Underwriter Laboratories is asking that we all commit a minute to holiday safety this year. By the way, UL is offering an extra incentive to the blogger that has the most interaction and comments on their post about this – and if I … Continue Reading →