• Fireworks Safety: 3 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This July 4th
    Safety

    Fireworks Safety: 3 Tips to Protect Your Hearing This July 4th

    As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day this week, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is encouraging the public to make hearing protection a priority by taking some basic precautionary measures at fireworks, festivals, parades, and other events. Many traditional Fourth of July festivities can reach potentially dangerous noise levels. Fireworks and firecrackers can be as loud as 150 decibels—louder than a jackhammer or jet plane take-off. Safe listening levels are generally considered 75-80 decibels. The louder the noise, the less time it takes to damage a person’s hearing. While noise-induced hearing loss is completely preventable, once it occurs, it is irreversible. Here are some tips to celebrate safely: 1.…

  • Home Security 101: How to Burglar-Proof Your Home
    Family,  Safety

    Home Security 101: How to Burglar-Proof Your Home

    Did you know that there are about 1.4 million cases of burglaries reported in 2017 just in the United States of America? If you’re a homeowner, this statistic is something to be concerned about. Here’s another statistic you should be aware of 28 percent, or nearly 3 out of 10 of these burglaries happen when there’s someone at home. And, as anyone would have imagined, a confrontation between a member of the household and a criminal should be the last thing that should happen. With such startling statistics we face every year, as homeowners, we can never be too careful when it comes to home security. And it’s not just…

  • 4 Tips To Help Ride Safely During Winter
    Safety

    4 Tips To Help Ride Safely During Winter

    If you are a biker, you no doubt have the internal battle with yourself every winter whether to ride or not. Many bikers, understandably, decide that there is not a chance on earth that their motorbike will be coming out of the garage during the winter months. The tarpaulin stays secured over it, and the boots and jacket stay firmly tucked away in the wardrobe until the sun comes out and the temperatures begin to rise. Other bikers have no choice but to ride all year round. It may be their only form of transport, or maybe they just feel a lot more confident in their riding skills in the…

  • 7 Ways to Make the Furniture Moving Process as Easy and Safe as Possible
    Life,  Safety

    7 Ways to Make the Furniture Moving Process as Easy and Safe as Possible

    Quite a few aspects of the home-moving process are more difficult and trying than is widely believed, but safely delivering possessions—precious furniture especially—is perhaps the most demanding component of moving. To be sure, if you fail to take several preemptive steps and precautions before transporting your precious furniture to a new home, there’s a good chance that the associated work will become more frustrating and costlier than it would have otherwise been. The good news, however, is that the home-moving process, when it’s carefully planned and mapped out, is rather straightforward. What’s more is that this point holds true for small items and precious furniture alike. If you’re currently moving,…

  • 7 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe During Home Renovations
    Around The House,  Kids,  Safety

    7 Tips to Keep Your Kids Safe During Home Renovations

    A renovation is one of the big dreams of many homeowners. People who have lived in their homes for years but always wanted to make it special and unique to their tastes have big plans and are excited when the time finally arrives to make their house more functional and beautiful. But people who have children have an extra hurdle that they must overcome. How do people keep the kids safe when renovations are in full swing? Whether you’re tearing out walls and floors or adding in cabinets in the kitchen, there’s going to be a lot of debris, nails, and other sharp objects that children could hurt themselves on.…

  • 7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children
    Around The House,  Family,  Home Improvement,  Kids,  Parenting,  Safety

    7 Basic Things You Can Do to Make Your Home Safer for Children

    There’s nothing better than your home. It’s the place where you relax and unwind after a long day at work. It’s a haven from the world and all its pressures. When it comes to your children, you want them to be as safe as possible, which means going the extra mile to ensure they are protected. Since over 6,000 deaths occur in the home each year, here are seven things that you need to do to ensure your kids are safe. 1. Keep All Cleaners Out of Reach It only seems natural to put cleaners under the kitchen or bathroom sinks. However, some cleaners are toxic and can be very…

  • Why Every Home Should Have a Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher
    Around The House,  Safety

    Why Every Home Should Have a Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher

    Nowadays, people tend to be better aware of fire safety in the home. Many have fire escape plans, and most have smoke alarms, fire alarms, carbon monoxide detectors and even mini fire extinguishers. However, there is one form of fire safety tool that many homeowners and even business owners tend to be less familiar with – the wet chemical extinguisher. What exactly is a wet chemical fire extinguisher and why should you own one? These are there questions we are going to answer in the following post. First things first. What Is a Wet Chemical Fire Extinguisher? Wet chemical fire extinguishers, also referred to as Class ABG or Class F…

  • How To Ensure A Safe Car for Your Family
    Cars,  Family,  Safety

    How To Ensure A Safe Car for Your Family

    Accidents are a reality that can happen to anyone at any time. A change in the weather, a sudden unanticipated move by a motorist, a blown-out tire, or falling asleep at the wheel regularly lead to fatal accidents. For this reason, it is important that you take measures to ensure the safety of your family and carry out the preventative maintenance that makes your vehicle fit for low-risk travel. However, when it comes to automotive safety, you may not have a lot of flexibility after you purchase a vehicle because some vehicles are considerably safer than others. Nevertheless, let us discuss the various safety strategies below. Why is Vehicle Mass…

  • 10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning
    Family,  Guest Post,  Kids,  Safety

    10 Ways to Protect Kids From Accidental Drowning

    Nearly 300-children under the age of five drown in pools and spas every year. The number one way to prevent drownings is through proactive parent supervision, but most drownings occur when a child was thought to be in the house but slipped outside without anyone knowing. This year alone, at least two children drowned days after their family moved into a new home. In 77% of accidental drownings, the child had been seen 5-minutes or less before being missed. That’s why pool safety advocates at Life Saver Pool Fence urge parents to install layers of protection in a home before they move in. These are designed to block kids from…

  • Stay Safe in the Water with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen Campaign
    Education,  Family,  Featured,  Safety

    Stay Safe in the Water with Nationwide’s Make Safe Happen Campaign

    This is a sponsored post by Nationwide. All opinions are my own.   Are your kids finally out of school for the summer? Do you and your family have any vacation plans this summer? If your kids are anything like mine, I’m pretty sure they are ready to soak up some sun and spend time at the beach for a few days. With my daughter graduating from high school last week, we hit the beach the following day. Like every vacation, we made sure to talk to our kids about the dangers of being in the water and not to try anything crazy. We had read about two people drowning…

  • Best Ammo for Self-Defense
    Daddy Talk,  Safety

    Need Ammo for Self-Defense: Here’s the Best Ammo for Self-Defense

    When you’re looking at a handgun to purchase for concealed carry or self-defense, choosing the gun itself is only part of the process. The next step that you will need to take is you will need to choose the ammunition that you load into that gun, and this step is crucial.  It doesn’t matter if you have the best gun in the world, having poor ammunition isn’t going to make it very effective in a true life-or-death defensive situation. This article is written assuming that you’ve found a good gun for self-defense and in a caliber that is good for defense too (that means .380 ACP and above).  Next, you…

  • New Texting and Driving Law Signed in Georgia
    Georgia,  Safety

    New Texting and Driving Law Signed in Georgia

    Honestly, you may not know it, but I’m always paying attention to the political landscape. One thing I’ll point out is that I’ve never claimed to be a Democrat or Republican. With me, I’m supporting the candidate that have the best interest. Fast forward to this moment in Georgia and our Governor Nathan Deal. He’s done an outstanding job and now he’s focusing on those drivers that love to play with their phones. This is something that’s dear to me because my son is on the road. Another reason is that I’ve almost been hit several times by motorists and that pisses me off. I’ve stated many times to my…

  • Do You Know What Your Kids Are Doing Online
    Family,  Parenting,  Safety,  Technology

    Do You Know What Your Children Are Doing Online?

    It is becoming increasingly harder for parents everywhere to understand what their children are actually doing online, and this is a worry which many parents are feeling. Of course, it goes without saying that you want to be able to control what your children are seeing and doing to a certain degree but being able to do that is harder than you might think. However, it is perfectly possible to have more control over your internet in your home, and that will make sure that your children are safer in the home. That will mean that you can relax and feel less worried about what they are getting up to…

  • Online Safety
    Guest Post,  Safety,  Technology

    5 Things You’re Doing That’s Compromising Your Online Safety

    Just like we work to improve our physical health and well-being, it’s also vitally important to improve our cyber health and keep ourselves safe from online danger. Here are five easy fixes to keep yourself cyber safe this year: 1. What You’re Doing: Clicking in Emails What You Should Be Doing Instead: Never click on a link or email attachment, ever! Think of email as a text-only method of communication because nothing else about it is safe. It was never meant for transferring files, and links are probably not what they appear to be. Remember that email is the number one method that the adversary uses to get you to…

  • Fires
    Family,  Featured,  Safety

    Is Your Family Safe During Fires? 4 Ways to Be Prepared

    This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Nationwide Insurance. The opinions and text are all mine. Do you practice fire drills at your work? Do your kids practice fire drills while at school? You’re probably saying yes to both of those questions, but how about doing those drills at home? I’ll be honest, my oldest child is 18 years old and we’ve never done one drill. If you’re one of the families that practice those drills at home, I commend you for doing it. As a family, we have talked about what to do if the lights go out or if a tornado were to hit.…

  • Automobile Features
    Cars,  Georgia,  Safety

    5 Automobile Features You Can Use to Keep Your Teen Driver Safe

    Learning to drive is a rite of passage that all teenagers experience, but it can be a stressful time for you as a parent, who knows all the dangers they face. Teenagers are more likely to die or get injured than drivers of any other age, and according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, young people ages 16-19 are most at risk. These facts can be frightening; however, if your teenager is ready to get behind the wheel, there are several automobile features available you can employ to help keep him or her safer. 1.     Audio Control Few things are more exciting for a teen than getting into a…

  • Security
    Family,  Safety,  Technology

    What Should You Do When Security Becomes Your Top Priority?

    Once you reach a certain point in life, you will begin to grow a family or settle down, and security of your property will become an utmost priority. You will want to make sure that you can guarantee that both your family and your possessions are completely safe. There are many ways to increase the security in your home. Go Gated One option might be to move to a gated community. Gated communities are exactly as they sound. They are behind a locked gate in a closed off area of development. Typically, you will find that there is someone monitoring the one entrance to the community always. If you want…

  • Buying A New Car
    Cars,  Safety

    Things To Consider So Buying A New Car Makes Financial Sense

    The lure of buying a modern car can be all too great because the technology of most manufacturers has evolved so far. There may be some that saying buying a brand spanking new car is insane, because a couple of models down the series line, is a car that can fulfil your every need. While there is some truth to that proposition, sometimes needs outweigh the slight hindrances. Indeed, modern cars are going to demand a certain price, even for the entry models, but modern manufacturing trends have prolonged the life of each machine substantially. Looks, speed and the feeling a new car will give you aside, another important aspect…