Daylight Savings Time
Updated October 2014 Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, when we set our clocks back an hour. Many of the devices we use to tell…
Top 5 Tips for Fire Safety Week
Beep! Waking up to a smoke detector can be a terrifying experience, as my next-door neighbor Jolene recently learned. After lighting a candle on her windowsill, Jolene fell asleep before…
grilling tools
Summer is in its final stretch—the time of year when we savor each swim on a hot day, every iced beverage we sip on a patio, and every opportunity to…
Garage organization tips
Do you cringe when you open your garage door? All of that clutter – from gardening tools, old furniture and sports equipment to half-empty paint cans and pesticides – limits…
Kitchen design
Kitchens are typically a home’s chief gathering spot—a place to cook, eat, watch TV, pay bills, and entertain. But when assembling a kitchen remodeling wish list, it can be easy…
lightening power surge
Being a homeowner and a mother, I work hard to keep my house and family safe. But homes face all types of threats – some less obvious than others. Here’s…
Smoke House Fire
You change the batteries in your smoke alarms twice a year, and test them every month. But do you know what type of smoke alarms you have? Or, that having one kind…
Smoke Alarm Safety
With technology so ingrained in our lives, it’s probably no surprise that it’s also been used to advance so many safety products over the past decades. In my lifetime, I’ve seen countless…
Carbon Monoxide Safety
Winter is here. And while you’ve probably fired up the furnace plenty, and stocked up on firewood, have you studied up on carbon monoxide safety? A common output of malfunctioning…
Whole-Home Safety: Room-by-Room Safety Fixes for the Entire House
If you’re a parent, chances are you have no problem relating to the saying, “You can’t be everywhere at once.” Juggling a career with my kids’ countless homework assignments, sporting…