Your precious cargo needs more then just a seat belt, but how can you be sure your child’s car seat is installed correctly? Lets face it, if you don’t have the car seat in right your putting your child’s safety in jeopardy.
Buckling up the right way on every ride is the single most important thing a family can do and before you move your vehicle, read the directions, get a friend to help, or call the manufacture of the car seat to be sure it is secure the first time out.
For maximum car seat safety, leading scientists and car safety organizations (including the American Association of Pediatrics) all recommend keeping children rear-facing in their car seats for as long as possible.
Here are some guidelines from HealthyChildren.org and always be sure to check your seats instructions to verify what you need.
See what the requirements are state by state at SafeRide4Kids
Check out Car Seats and Booster seats article that is very informative over at the NHTSA
Not only is it the law to have your child in a car seat, you want to be sure that they are safe.
When you are filling out a claim for an accident with an auto insurance company you are required to answer questions about the accident and fill out some forms so your claim can be processed. Here are some funny ways some people answered those questions…
• The other car collided with mine without giving warning of its intention.
• I thought my window was down but found it was up when I put my hand through it.
• An invisible car came out of nowhere, struck my car and vanished.
• The guy was all over the place. I had to swerve a number of times before I hit him.
• I pulled away from the side of the road, glanced at my mother-in-law and headed over the embankment.
• The accident occurred when I was attempting to bring my car out of a skid by steering it into the other vehicle.
• The accident was caused by me waving to the man I hit last week.
• I was on my way to the doctor’s with rear-end trouble when my universal joint gave way, causing me to have an accident.
• As I approached the intersection, a stop sign suddenly appeared in a place where no stop sign had ever appeared before. I was unable to stop in time to avoid the accident.
• I didn’t think the speed limit applied after midnight.
• The telephone pole was approaching fast. I was attempting to swerve out of its path when it struck my front end.
• When I saw I could not avoid a collision, I stepped on the gas and crashed into the other car.
• Coming home, I drove into the wrong house and collided with a tree I don’t have.
• The indirect cause of this accident was a little guy in a small car with a big mouth.
It can be delightfully hectic when it comes to cooking up Christmas morning breakfast. The crock pot can now be your best appliance in the kitchen with this easy yummy recipe, Crock Pot Carmel Pecan Rolls. These awesome treats are made with things you may already have in your pantry and fridge that definitely bring on the holiday spirit.
Imagine melted Butter, cinnamon, pecans, biscuit dough and brown sugar cooking up and filling your home with an amazing, get you out of bed, aroma. Get the rolls ready and pop into a slow cooker for 90 minutes and wa la, breakfast is served.
Thank you Recipes That Crock for sharing!
Get the Recipe Here Caramel Pecan Rolls
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays :}
Be An Elf! Tis the Season For Giving: Letters to Santa Answered with the USPS Operation Santa ProgramPosted: December 12, 2018
You can help a child in need by participating in the USPS Operation Santa Program and Be An Elf. From December 1st to just a few days before Christmas the USPS Operation Santa Program offers letters to the public written by children from low income households. This could be for clothes, toys, food and more. You choose a letter, buy and wrap the gift and mail it to the child.
There are currently 15 Post Offices participating – Here is the list of locations to see if one is near you…
If there is not a location near you, you can still help and Be An Elf.. Find out Here
This amazing Operation Santa program was started by the US Postal Service™ in 1912 and has never missed a year of spreading good will and kindness to make many children happy on Christmas.
Here is the link to the website for more information on how this works.
(BeAnElf is not affiliated with the USPS and depends on support of donations)
Hopefully you are about finished your Christmas shopping or are to the bottom of your list. But what about an unexpected guest arriving for your holiday fare and you have no gift. Or a neighbor or co worker brings you a little something, you will want to return the kindness. Be prepared ahead of time…
A homemade food gift with the recipe makes a thoughtful gift with a personal touch. . Add a few decorations to a mason jar with your famous holiday cookies inside or a mixture for a special hot chocolate with a hand written recipe attached with some ribbon makes it special. Know someone who loves to bake? Give them a jar with a scrumptious brownie mix inside. Make these up ahead of time and you will be ready for the unexpected…
Delish.com has over 22 recipes in a jar from MM Cookies, Chocolate Peppermint Cookie Mix, Granola, Pancakes, Hot Cocoa, bread muffins and more. Check out their slide show with links to mixes in a jar recipes Here.
Here are some idea’s from MixesInaJar.com
Know someone who would love something other then food?
There are over 250 gift jar idea’s to choose from including breads and muffins , coffee and teas, breads and soups and more.
Merry Christmas :]