Do you have a fire safety plan for your family?

Posted by on Oct 15, 2012 in ,

October Is “National Fire Safety Month” and while researching this topic, I came across many articles that support the need for every household to create a fire safety plan and to practice it with a fire drill. Have you created a fire drill plan with your family?  46% of U.S parents report that they have never practiced a home fire drill with their family. Did you know that Fire departments respond to calls for a fire every 23 seconds that take the lives of thousands of...

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Guest Blog- Karen Blanchard “My Love/Hate Relationship With My Smoke Detector”

Posted by on Sep 28, 2012 in ,

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Smoke Detector Logically my detector makes me feel safe from harm because I know it will warn me from smoke/fire and that’s why I love it. However, I equally hate my detector, especially when the low battery signal goes off at 5:00 am.  This happened earlier in the week for me.  This was the one detector that could only be reached via my tall ladder, which of course was located in the basement.  As you might imagine I was pretty agitated...

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Maureen Ross O’Connell- Parents Who Text While Driving

Posted by on May 25, 2012 in

  If you did not see the editorial in the Springfield Republican on Thursday, May 24th about parents texting and driving, take a minute and read it.  This topic is so important that we feel a need to highlight it again.  The opening statement in the article speaks volumes.  If we as a society don’t see the dangers and change our behavior, we will have an epidemic as deadly as drinking and driving.  If you text and drive as a parent, you can rest assured your children...

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffle Recipe

Posted by on May 1, 2012 in ,

It’s safe to say that we are all guilty of eating too much cookie dough, before we actually get to bake them. That’s the best part though, right? These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles allow you to indulge in the cookie dough as much as you want and skip the baking part! The only hard part about this is stopping yourself from eating too many. Ingredients 2 ½ cups flour 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda 1 cup butter or margarine ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed...

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Guest Blog: Trupanion Pet Insurance- Naughty Pet? 5 Tips To Prevent Bad Behaviors

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in ,

Since your Massachusetts homeowner insurance doesn’t cover damage caused by your pets, you might want to check out some tips from Stacy Kowalchuk about preventing bad behaviors from your pets. Naughty Pet? 5 Tips To Prevent Bad Behaviors Many pet owners have undoubtedly experienced the awful moment of returning home from work to find that something was chewed or destroyed by their pet. Chewing and destructive behaviors are common for new pets or those that are not used to...

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