State Farm has Advice for Minor Car Accidents

What should you do if you get into a minor “fender bender”? Are there things that you shouldn’t do? State Farm has created a quick list of advice about what to do after you get into a minor auto accident. You might want to bookmark their blog, just in case you need fast access to their advice. The advice from State Farm Insurance is in a blog post called “The Do’s and Don’ts of a Minor Car Accident”. It gives you specific answers about what to do, and not to do, after you have gotten into a minor car accident, … Continue reading

Getting Their Drivers License

Oh that glorious day when your teenager can finally get a license! As a single parent I looked forward to that day but I dreaded it as well. Having to get up at 5am most mornings made picking Hailey up from her job at that mall at 10pm more than a little inconvenient, I was tired. Then there were the rehearsals for drama club and doing homework at a friends house and a million and one other reasons that she needed to be taxied from point A to point B. I was very glad that our state, Utah, requires kids … Continue reading

Do You Have a License to Wed?

Let me preface this blog with the advice that this movie is a waste of time. I went to see it with my husband and my mother in law and what looked like a mildly amusing romp in previews was actually a guide for all the things you shouldn’t do when getting ready to get married. First and foremost, the preface of the movie is that the boy meets girl, boy and girl date, boy and girl fall in love and move in together – boy proposes and girl wants to get married at her family church with the reverend … Continue reading

Dating Advice for Single Moms (from “Mars and Venus Starting Over” by John Gray, Ph.D.)

John Gray is probably best known for the book, “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.” In fact, he’s written an entire series of books with the Mars and Venus theme. One of them, “Mars and Venus Starting Over,” is subtitled “A Practical Guide for Finding Love Again After a Painful Breakup, Divorce, or the Loss of a Loved One.” Both men and women, Dr. Gray says, can have problems “starting over,” but their problems are different. For some reason, though, when it comes to addressing the issues of single parents, the book only discusses single mothers, not single … Continue reading

Reclaim the Night: An Electronic March for Women

This is an electronic march for ALL women (you do not have to be a survivor of sexual assault to participate) to safely Reclaim our Right to Take Back the Night. Rape and sexual assault is not our fault. Why should we have to curb our natural behaviors due to fear of being hurt. It is time for predators to take responsibility: for them to have to walk with others for protection, for them to have to stay indoors at nighttime, for them to stop raping our women and children. The twenty seventh of October 2006 marks the 30th anniversary … Continue reading

Calling Non-Violent Men to Reclaim the Knight

Calling all Knights: We need your help to reach all men. It’s time to come out of your caves and draw a line in the sand with your sword. The silent majority are often taken as agreeing with an issue. Sexual violence against women and children is an issue surrounded in secrecy, dominance and re-perpetrations. Sexual violence is a gendered crime which means that far more men than women perpetrate atrocities against women and children. Does your silence mean you agree that sexual violence is an acceptable thing to have occur? If not, speak up. Men are part of the … Continue reading

New Year’s Eve Accident Leads to Insurance Issues

What happens if a relative borrows your car, without your permission, and gets into an accident? What if the relative was intoxicated, and decided to post about the situation on Facebook after arriving home? This could easily lead to a great big mess for an insurance company to sort out. It has been said, many times over, that everyone should be cautious about what they choose to post on social media. This is especially true if you have filed an insurance claim. There is potential that your insurance company could decide to take a look at your Facebook page or … Continue reading

Tips to Avoid Insurance Claims on New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is often celebrated with a party, lots of drinks, and a countdown to the New Year. The point is to have fun with your friends and loved ones. No one wants to have their fun spoiled by something that involves the filing of an insurance claim. Here are some safety tips for New Year’s Eve. Last year, a poll was done by Met Life Auto and Home Safety Pulse. It included questions about safety issues that can arise during a holiday party that takes place in one’s home. The results showed that many hosts ignore important safety … Continue reading

Common Pet Myths: True or Untrue?

Many of the “facts” we grew up hearing about pets are false.  For example: who hasn’t seen countless images of a content cat licking cream out of a saucer?  When I got a cat in my childhood I remembered that image, and left out a bowl of milk for him.  He sniffed it and threw up.  This happened nearly every time I tried to give him milk; even if he didn’t spit up, he never touched the stuff. Because it turns out, not all cats can drink milk.  Some of them can, but lactose intolerance is as prevalent among cats … Continue reading

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