Author: Sarah Domeier

Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe on a School Bus

As we approach the end of the school year, many student groups start going on field trips and travel via school bus. If you give your child a ride to school each day, he or she may have limited experience riding a school bus. Is your child signed up for activities this summer? He or she is likely to take a school bus at some point. While the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), reports that school buses are one of the safest vehicles on the road, there’s no guarantee that your child will be safe. Some bus drivers...

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Want to Enrich Your Life? Volunteer in Your Community

  Life is full of ebbs and flows. Some days you feel like you’ve got everything figured out and other times, you may feel lost and unfulfilled. If you are looking for ways to enrich your life, why not try volunteering in your community? Here are some of the benefits that come with being a volunteer: Strengthen Your Connection to Your Community Whether you’ve lived in the same place your whole life or are new to a town, feeling connected to community is important. Becoming a volunteer helps you to get connected and to strengthen your relationship with others...

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Planning a Getaway to Melbourne, Australia

  In many parts of the U.S., spring and summer months mark the season of road trips and vacations. Whether you’ve been putting your money aside for a trip for awhile or have just started the brainstorming process, why not travel to some place you’ve never been, like Melbourne, Australia? Here are some tips to help you plan your trip to Melbourne: Selecting the Time of Year Some travel experts believe that the best time to visit Melbourne is somewhere between March and May or September and November. The temperatures are moderate, the crowds of fellow tourists are smaller,...

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Vacation Planning Tips for Families of Children with Special Needs

  Planning a family vacation, whether it’s a day trip or a road trip across state lines, can take a lot of work and preparation, even more so if you have a child with special needs. Many families of children with special needs fear that traveling is too much work or just isn’t possible. Others are disheartened by the lack of inclusive activities for children. Some parents have had bad experiences while others are simply too overwhelmed by the thought of travel planning. Every family deserves to go on vacation, regardless of the length and location. A family trip...

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8 Reasons to Avoid Getting a DUI

It’s never safe or wise to get behind the wheel of your car after you’ve been drinking alcohol. Whether you’ve had one glass of wine or 3 “birthday” shots with a couple of friends, it’s not worth the risk. Despite state laws prohibiting driving while under the influence of alcohol, thousands of drivers drive after consuming alcohol every year, which can result in a DUI conviction or worse, a fatal alcohol-related accident. As if the thought of either one isn’t bad enough, here are some reasons to avoid getting a DUI: A DUI Stays on Your Driving Record A...

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