How to avoid a car accident

No one wants to be involved in a car accident. Driving can be dangerous, and the thought of being in an accident can be scary. You might need to go to the hospital, get a new car and consult with a car accident lawyer. Plus, you’ll be feeling shaken and anxious about getting back on the road.

Avoiding a car accident means follow good driving practices and hoping that fellow drivers are doing the same. Whilst sometimes accidents simply can’t be avoided, there are certain good practices you can follow to try to prevent an accident from occurring. So, what are they?

Stay off your phone

In our modern age, it can be difficult to stay off our phones while driving. We might use our phone for directions, or need to speak to someone on the way. However, it’s important to remember that it’s against the law to speak on a hand-held phone, and research shows that using hands-free can be equally as distracting. Checking messages and social media is also dangerous and can easily cause an accident. All it takes is losing your focus for few seconds. So, keep your phone somewhere you’re not tempted to check it, like your bag or the glove compartment. It’s not worth the risk.

Check your brakes

Car accidents are often caused by faulty brakes. Unresponsive breaks can easily lead to accidents because they will not react as quickly as you to a hazard or obstacle. So, make sure you check your brakes regularly. This means looking out for unusual sounds, pulling or vibrations when you apply the brakes. Any unexpected behavior from your brakes should immediately raise concerns, and you should take your vehicle to a mechanic.

Follow the signs

If you’re a regular driver, you’ll know how many road signs there are. Some drivers find this overwhelming, and most probably won’t be able to tell you what they all mean. But, to avoid an accident, it’s important to understand the meaning of road signs and the appropriate action. How can you avoid an accident if you don’t know that a road is icy, or that there’s a hazard ahead? So, make sure you regularly brush up on your signs, and get people to test you, if necessary. You will feel like a more confident driver who is prepared for any obstacle.

Don’t drink and drive

Unfortunately, whilst it’s against the law to drink and drive, many drivers consume alcohol before getting behind the wheel. Some people think they have a higher tolerance, and it won’t affect them. However, this isn’t the case. Alcohol slows our responses and we take longer to react – even if we don’t feel particularly drunk. So, if you’re going to a party or event where you want to drink, don’t take the risk. Get a cab, take public transport or have a designated driver who doesn’t drink that evening. You will be making the roads much safer.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Disney and Pixar’s ONWARD is available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere NOW and on Disney+ April 3rd in the U.S.

Since family movie time is in full swing now,  I am so excited to announce that the Disney/Pixar film ONWARD is now available to watch with your family!

 Disney and Pixar’s ONWARD is available to buy digitally and on Movies Anywhere for $19.99 and on Disney+ on April 3rd in the U.S.

In ONWARD, teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot (voices of Tom Holland and Chris Pratt) get an unexpected opportunity to spend one more day with their late dad, embarking on an extraordinary quest aboard Barley’s epic van Guinevere. Like any good quest, their journey is filled with magic spells, cryptic maps, impossible obstacles and unimaginable discoveries. But when the boys’ fearless mom Laurel (voice of Julia Louis-Dreyfus) realizes her sons are missing, she teams up with a part-lion, part-bat, part-scorpion, former warrior – aka The Manticore (voice of Octavia Spencer) – and heads off to find them. Perilous curses aside, this one magical day could mean more than any of them ever dreamed.

Check out the below activity and coloring sheets to print for the kids to get them excited!

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I cannot wait to see this movie with my kids!! Have you seen this movie? If so, leave a comment letting us know!

Marijean

My name is MJ. I have two wonderful children and work part time as well as volunteer at my children's school.

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6 Surefire Ways to Feel More Confident and Classy

As a super busy working mom you barely have time to brush your hair, let alone pick out a chic outfit with perfect accessories to match. You long for the day when you wake up and feel completely put together from head to toe. Finding a balance between work, being an excellent mom and thinking about your style is a tough one. If you’re struggling more than ever to feel confident and classy, here are some ideas to help you get back on track.

 

    1. Accessorize Amazingly

One of the first ways to boost your confidence when getting ready for work in the morning is to choose your accessories wisely. Even if your outfit is a hot mess you can still manage to look super chic with silhouette glasses, oversized handbags and cute hats. Invest in a few staple accessories that you love and you will find it so easy to pull together a chic, smart and classy look.

 

  1. Discover a Savvy Skincare Routine

When there isn’t time to put makeup on every morning you need to make sure your skincare regimen is on point. Smooth out your skin by exfoliating twice a week and use a moisturiser with no oil so that your pores don’t become clogged throughout the day.

 

  1. Smarten Up Your Smile

Even though some days you really don’t feel like smiling, it can really go a long way. If you’re self conscious about your smile then consider teeth whitening or special toothpaste to brighten up your grin!

 

  1. Get Body Confident

Eating healthily and exercising often falls onto the back burner in your mind as you have a business to run and a family to support. The truth is, you won’t be running at maximum capacity if you don’t take care of yourself first. Your energy levels will be hugely affected if you don’t eat a balanced diet and move your body regularly. As soon as you implement these changes you will feel super confident in your own skin.

 

  1. Shake Up Your Style

Why not take this opportunity to make a change to your current style? Wear something you might never have considered before and see if it gives you confidence. You never know, you might find a super simple and chic way of dressing that makes you feel like the self assured and classy lady you are.

 

  1. Flaunt Your Figure

You never thought you could love your body again after having children, but you should always flaunt what you’ve got. Whether you’ve got amazing legs or the best waist, you need to buy clothes that make you feel absolutely unstoppable.

 

Moms that have to work don’t always have time to pull together a cute outfit and contour their skin perfectly. With these quick and simple ideas you will be able to feel classy and confident in no time. Even if you can’t prioritize all of these things right now, you will soon be able to find a healthy balance of everything that matters to you.

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Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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