Four Things Everyone (Including Kids) Needs When Stuck At Home

There are all sorts of reasons you could find yourself at home with the kids more than normal, and finding ways to engage with them can sometimes be a challenge, or feel entirely overwhelming. The blank page of the day stares back at you. “What should we do? How can we all beat boredom and… Read More

Published on April 6, 2020

Traveling Safely with Your Pet

It can be so much fun to take your four-legged family members on road trips when you can. Other times, you have to bring them along when finding a pet sitter just isn’t working out. Whatever the reason, traveling on the road with pets is becoming increasingly more common in our society. Unfortunately, more trips… Read More

Published on February 24, 2020

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The Safest Cars for Families 2020

New decade, new vehicles! As we enter 2020, many of us are looking for a new car to ring in the new year. What better time to upgrade to a vehicle with the best safety features for your family? Especially when many advanced safety features come standard these days—so oftentimes, you don’t have to choose… Read More

Published on February 7, 2020
Teen Drivers

Talk to Your Teen About the Dangers of Drinking and Driving

It’s the holiday season, which often means receiving invitations to fun parties with friends and family—including for your teen. We want everyone to have a happy and safe holiday season, which is why we think it’s important for parents to talk to their teens now about the dangers of driving under the influence (or getting… Read More

Published on January 30, 2020
Teen Drivers

Minimize the Cost of Adding a Teen to Your Policy

It’s no secret that insuring a teen driver can make your insurance significantly more expensive. As freshly-licensed drivers, teens are particularly accident prone ̶ studies show that 1 in 5 16-year-old drivers has an accident within their first year of driving. While we hope your newest drivers as accident-free, we have a few tips to… Read More

Published on January 30, 2020

Organize & Keep It Safe Through the Holidays And Into The New Year

This guest post is courtesy of Austin Moms℠ blog    Alright mamas, Christmas is around the corner and then comes 2020, in the new year brings change. Our houses are begging for de-clutter, organization and checking up to make sure all is safe for our family after all the family gatherings, decorating, shopping, and new… Read More

Published on December 13, 2019

Avoid Texas Thanksgiving Traffic This Year

Hooray, hooray, it’s almost Turkey Day! When most of us think of Thanksgiving, we think of a time meant for food and family. For some of us, though, family is a little farther away—and that means the holiday can also evoke feelings of frustration centered around the nightmare that is holiday traffic. And, although it’s… Read More

Published on November 26, 2019
Young Children

Help Your Kids Stay Safe This Halloween

Halloween is one of the best nights of the year for a lot of kids. Between dressing up, trick-or-treating, and often staying up past bedtime, there’s so much fun to be had. But before your kids head out with their costumes and pillowcases, make sure they get a refresher on staying safe. Here are some… Read More

Published on October 31, 2019
Young Children

Visit Virginia for Fall Family Fun

There’s no better time to plan a trip to Virginia than fall. There’s a refreshing chill in the air, vibrant colors blossoming across plentiful forests, and tons of fall fun-tivities to take part in! With so much available, planning your visit can feel a little overwhelming, which is why we’ve put together a few ideas… Read More

Published on October 15, 2019
Teen Drivers

Help Your Teen Manage Stress Behind the Wheel

October 10th is recognized as World Mental Health Day—a day to show appreciation to mental health professionals as well as reflect on mental health in our everyday life. That’s why we thought it’d be a good opportunity to talk about your teen’s mental health, particularly as it relates to driving. There’s no disputing that being… Read More

Published on October 10, 2019