Family Spring Break Ideas

Whether you are staying home for this spring break or traveling with kids, we have ideas for you. Staying home this spring break: 1. Spend the day at a local museum. 2. Dress up in costume or stay in your jammies movie day. 3. Be a tourist in your own city; do something touristy you’ve…

Safe Driving During Pregnancy

Generally, your baby is well protected during pregnancy. While traveling by car is inherently risky, it’s even more so during pregnancy. So how do you ensure safe driving during pregnancy? The University of Michigan estimates an average of 170,000 pregnant women experience a car crash every year.  These crashes are the leading cause of death…

Child Car Seat Safety: Know the Numbers

The car seat safety statistics show that motor vehicle crashes are the the leading cause of death to children ages 3-14 in the United States. During September we recognize Child Passenger Safety week and put extra focus on educating parents about the importance of car seat safety. In 2011, more than 650 children ages 12…

Family Road Trip and Car Seats

Remember as a kid yourself the family road trip? It was an exciting adventure. The car itself was rather boring. But the discovery of new places was exciting. Who doesn’t love a good old American family road trip? Some people fear the thought of traveling with kids on a road trip. But the cost of…

What to Pack for Spring Break with the Kids

What to Pack for Spring Break With Kids It may only be January, but spring break will be here before you know it and many of us will be preparing to go away. No matter where you’re going or how long you’ll be gone, you’re most likely going to need some sort of essentials packed…

The Basics of Crash Dynamics

Since motor vehicle crashes are a leading cause of death in the U.S. it maybe helpful to understand a little bit about crash dynamics. During a motor vehicle crash there are actually three collisions that happen: The Vehicle Collision: what happens at the point of impact, whether it comes from the front, back or side….

Consider Your Child’s School District

School Districts play a big role in home buying. For families with school age children this may be a no brainer of course you would want to move into a home within the boundaries of a great school. For buyers without kids it may seem like finding a home within a good school district is…

Pregnancy and Seatbelts

Many pregnant women are concerned about the safety of driving while pregnant especially in regard to the effects of wearing seatbelts and the deployment of airbags. The studies we have reviewed all agree that wearing a seat belt when driving during pregnancy is certainly safer, by three times as much. For instance a study in…

Staying Safe While Pregnant

Today, there are so many dos and don’ts when it comes to pregnancy. One minute you shouldn’t eat peanut butter, then the next peanut butter is fine. It’s a roller coaster to try and keep up with all one has to do while pregnant. But, one thing is for certain, trying to stay safe is…

How a Properly Fit Car Seat Can Benefit a Child

Automobile crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in children ages one to 14 years. Used correctly, child safety seats or travel vests greatly reduce child morbidity and mortality. Although many parents know child safety restraints are important, more than 80 percent of restraint systems are misused. Increased education of parents regarding proper…

What to Bring on Long Car Rides With Kids

Following are some genius ideas of what to have on hand when traveling with children. Grab the majority of these and guaranteed, you’ll hear fewer cries of “Are we there yet?” Activities Books, magazines, and comics Games. Try the license plate game or travel bingo Sketchbook or paper, washable markers, and colored pencils Pre-stamped blank…