How to Keep Kids Entertained on Long Trips

Having an extended trip with children could be fun. Or it could be awful! Being in a car for a long period, kids are prone to boredom and anxiety. This could be a recipe for disaster!

If you want to keep your driving to be relaxed and satisfying, bring some things to entertain your children and keep them occupied. Here are some helpful tips to keep your children entertained on long trips.

Let your kids do creative activities

Keep in your mind that kids are creative individuals. Bring them some artistic stuff to keep them occupied by drawing and making other creative things.

Making art will help to prevent your kids from quickly get bored. Pack in a bag; crayons, whiteboards, papers, colored-pencils, markers, etc. You can also give them an activity book and stickers that don’t need any pens or markers.

There are tons of activity ideas on Pinterest. If you have some time, you can create those yourselves. Or if you are trying to save some money, you can go to a Dollar store near you for some good deals.

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Safety Precautions When Parking at a Public Place

Have you ever felt nervous parking your car in a public place that you are not familiar with? Well, worrying about your car when you park it in a public area is a very reasonable thing, especially if the place doesn’t seem friendly. You have perhaps left your vehicle on a public street and found it vandalized. At worst, you might lose your car.

Even though parking in public spaces comes with its challenges and may cause nightmare to many drivers, it still popular in urban centers. Lots of drivers have no choice but to park their car in some opened area, which exposes to damage, vandalism, or even theft. Parking at a public place is one of the most underestimated safety hazards for your vehicles.

Here are some measures of safety precautions when you have to park your car at a public place.

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What to do if a Thief Breaks into your Car

You went to a mall to go shopping. You park your car and you spend a couple of hours at the mall. But imagine the horror if you go back to your car and discover that it has been broken into. Not only that, your valuables and personal belongings are missing!

Even if you take precautions, theft at public places can still happen. If it happens to you, don’t panic, and follow these steps.

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What to Do If You Lose Your Driver’s License

Losing your driver’s license is not fun! In addition to the hassle of reapplying for a  driver’s license, you also run the risk of potential identity theft. So if you lose your driver’s license, follow these tips to help you avoid bigger problems.

Try to remember where you lost it. Retracing your steps may help.

The first thing to after you realized that don’t have your driving license with you is to retrace your steps, ask around, and check all the possible place it might be. There is always a change for it to be found. Well, if you still come up empty and there is no sign of it, it’s time to take quick action as you might have lost it or someone may steal it. You may also want to assess if anything else is missing.

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Things You Should Do When Changing Lanes

When driving on a highway or even on an interior road, you should always remember traffic rules. Drivers can get into an accident if they are not alert to their surroundings. It’s so easy to get into a fender bender if you don’t check the lanes next to you and simply change into those lanes. Don’t let these accidents happen to you.

When changing lanes, you should always make sure that you and your passengers are safe. Remember the following guidelines and make them your habit.

Stay on your lane as much as possible.

Don’t change lanes too often. Weaving in and out of traffic can be a sign of reckless driving and may get you in trouble. Traffic police may stop you and issue a ticket. Besides, that is a stressful way to drive! Plan for your trip in advance and make allowances for traffic. Leave your house early especially if you expect some heavy traffic along the way.

Consult Google Maps or Waze for the best route if you want to avoid traffic.

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What Does Yield Sign Mean?

Road signs can be confusing sometimes. But I didn’t realize that there is some online controversy and debate about what the yield sign really means.

Yield signs, which is often depicted by the inverted triangle with red lines along the sides of the triangle, can be usually found on merge lanes at freeways, highways, or some intersections.

What is the meaning of the yield sign?

First, let’s talk about what it is NOT.

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5 Tips in Looking for Private Driving Lessons

Most new drivers tend to get their driving lessons from family members–their father, mother, a sibling, or even a close relative. At times, close friends may even devote their time to help someone learn to drive.

But what if family members or friends are just not available? And you don’t even have a car on which to practice on? This is where private driving lessons come in. They can help you learn the driving skills and knowledge you need.

Before you sign on the dotted line, however, consider the following tips in looking for private driving lessons.

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4 Tips to NOT Forget and Leave Your Child in the Car

If you are a parent, I’m sure that you adore your child and would do pretty much anything to keep them safe. That means buying and installing accessories such as car seats and mirrors, and making sure that they have snacks and drinks when you’re traveling.

But you may be distracted some days–when things are not going well at the office, or you just had a big bad fight with your partner or spouse; or when you just woke up at the wrong side of the bed, or you have a chronic case of distraction!

The sad truth is, there are a LOT of parents who forget and leave their child in the car. If a child is left for no more than a minute or 2, they should be okay. But during the intense heat of summer and the cold of winter, they are exposed to terrible danger!

Here are several tips so you DON’T forget and leave your child in the car.

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Best Car Seat Mirror

If you think that you will never forget a baby inside your car, you better think again! Even well-meaning parents who want to give everything to their babies may leave a baby in the car.

Every year, 36 kids are left inside cars and this leads to their death! July is the worst month that this type of accident happens, due to the summer heat. This is not just about negligence. A lot of parents can be thinking about so many different things, they get distracted, or they may have gotten less sleep because of their kid.

As a parent, we know that you want the best for your child and you want to ensure the safety of your child. This is why it’s important to get accessories that will help you minimize this from happening.

One potential solution for forgetful parents is to have a car seat mirror. 

You can actually choose a DIY solution for this. You can hang a small mirror opposite your child’s car seat so that every time you look at your rear view mirror, you can check if your child is safely tucked, sleeping, or playing in her car seat.

If you are not careful, however, a DIY car seat mirror may fall on your baby, or if it’s not secured in place, it may bounce around and even hit your precious baby.

Choosing the Best Car Seat Mirror

Do check the position of the car seat mirror. Most of these products are attached to the head rest of the back seat that’s directly opposite your baby.

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Parents’ Guide to Buying, Maintaining, and Driving a Family Car

Being a parent is exciting and sometimes can be a cause for concern and worry. And since you want your child to be safe and secure in the car or wherever they are, we are providing this guide for parents to buy, maintain, and drive a family car.

This article is long, but it is divided into several sections. Feel free to skip to the part that you need to read and make sure to take action.

Parents Guide to Buying a Family Car

There are so many things to consider when you are expecting. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time or your 4th time. You need to consider a thousand things before the baby arrives in your life–gear that you need for the baby, how to make your home safe for the little one, and how to ensure that your baby has everything she needs.

One of the biggest things that parents need to do is to choose a family car. You may already have a car that you use for your daily commute. But will that be enough for your new family’s needs?

If you are thinking of buying a family car, there are several things you need to consider.

Budget

I hate to start with money considerations. But that’s the truth. Having a baby is expensive! There’s no going around that fact. You will need to buy a car seat, a crib, feeding bottles, pack and play, bassinet, and a thousand other things you will need inside and outside the home.

This will be a personal decision that you need to run by your spouse or partner. Take a good look at your personal financial situation and decide on what you can afford. This will give you an idea of what options you can realistically take.

Don’t skimp on the essentials. The other considerations below should give you a good idea of the essentials that you cannot sacrifice. There are many options for you out there.

You can buy a new car or a used car for your family. But it will help you prioritize your needs for the baby and for your whole family.

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