Protect Yourself & Your Kids During Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month

For the most part, I try to keep my blog light-hearted and fun. I don’t get too serious except when I’m adamant about #TeamCap over #TeamIronMan, or Star Wars over Star Trek. But this month is Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month. And there is nothing funny about that one bit. According to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) more than 250,000 people are sexually assaulted each year in the United States alone. That’s a quarter …

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The Safest Holiday Gift Guide You’ll Read This Year

Sure the stockings are hung with care. No mice are stirring up trouble. And kids are snug in their beds. All is right with things this holiday season, right? Well hopefully, yes. But unfortunately, besides bringing families closer together, this time of year also brings out the worst kind of people too. Nothing says, “Bah Humbug” like coming home to a house that was just totally robbed. Forget the Christmas presents under the tree, but your computers, …

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Even Little Guys Can Make Some Loud Noise When it Comes to Personal Safety

My kids are still young, not even in high school yet. Key word there is, “yet.” Before too long, though, I’m going to have to start seriously thinking about college. And besides the crazy always-on-alert food allergies we focus on with Jason, we also need to remember the more regular safety concerns that every parent thinks about when they send their kids off to school. I remember my days at SUNY Binghamton in upstate New …

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Help Dad Protect His Family With a Father’s Day Gift of Home Security

Home Safety

June is National Safety Month! Not that you shouldn’t keep safe every month, but this is the time to really spread the word on keeping yourself and your family safe. Growing up, we never had a home security system. My parents still don’t have one. Yes, we did lock our doors, but that was about it. Times were so much simpler and safer back then. Nowadays, I just hear so many more horror stories about …

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When it Comes to Backyard Safety, Don’t Just Grin and Bear It

Bear Spray

I love the Hudson Valley. I grew up in this gorgeous part of New York and still live here today. It’s just breathtaking in the fall when all the leaves change color. There are some huge State Parks nearby too. As a kid, I often went with my dad up to Bear Mountain for loads of hiking adventures. We never saw a bear, but definitely saw some gorgeous views. Nowadays, my family lives real close …

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