• 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.…