Topic: Family

Puppy Love: Preparing Your Home for a New Canine Companion

Posted by Safeco November 14, 2016
If your family is expanding this holiday season – or any time of the year – to include a new four-legged member, here are some tips on getting ready for your canine arrival. Read more

6 Ways to Enjoy the Final Days of Summer

Posted by Safeco August 8, 2016
The new school year is approaching, and fall is too, but there’s still plenty of time to see some new sights and try some new things. Use these great tips to squeeze some more fun into your summer before it’s gone! Read more

College Students and Insurance: A Primer for Parents

College is a new adventure for students and parents alike. Are your insurance policies ready for what’s ahead? These tips from an independent insurance agent will help you, your undergrad and your policies all make the transition together. Read more

Go Get ‘Em: 5 Safety Tips for Your Pokémon Go Adventures

Posted by Safeco July 21, 2016
When you’re on the trail of an elusive Pokémon, keep these tips in mind to help keep your gameplay safe. Read more

10 Safety Tips for Your Summer Swims

Posted by Safeco July 7, 2016
Swimming and summer are a perfect combination, but make sure to include safety, too. These 10 swimming safety tips will help. Read more

7 Travel Tips for Your Money and Identity

Posted by Safeco June 20, 2016
You’ve got no room in your travel plans for theft or identity fraud, so use these tips to help you steer clear of danger. Read more

Toys and Treats: Your Pets Deserve the Best

Posted by Safeco June 6, 2016
There’s nothing like seeing your pet’s excitement at the prospect of a new toy or a tasty treat. But, not everything you find on the shelf at your local pet store is safe for your furry friend. Check out these tips to help you select what may be best for your pets. Read more

Safety Tips for Summer Thrill Seekers

Posted by Safeco June 2, 2016
Nothing says summer like spending a day – or several – splashing around at a water park or chasing big thrills at an amusement park. These tips will help you do so safely. Read more

Disaster Planning for Pet Owners

Posted by Safeco April 25, 2016
Your pets aren’t like family. They are family. So, if a disaster were to strike in your area, of course you’d want to do everything you could to keep them safe. These emergency preparedness and response tips will help. Read more

Dogs and Home Insurance

Posted by Safeco April 11, 2016
You fell in love at the animal shelter, and now you have a new furry friend joining your family. Be sure to let your independent insurance agent know – this blog explains why. Read more

5 Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Posted by Safeco February 18, 2016
Because carbon monoxide is odorless and colorless, it can lead to dangerous situations quick. Learn five easy ways to help protect yourself and your family, both at home and in the car. Read more

5 of the Worst Ways to Save Money

Posted by Safeco January 4, 2016
So, you’re determined to save money this year – great. Not so great? Making cuts that may come back to haunt you. Find out which five areas should be off-limits in your savings plan so you know you’re saving smart, for today and for the future. Read more

10 Pet Safety Tips for Winter

Posted by Safeco December 7, 2015
Whether your furry friends dive head first into the snow or turn tail and run back inside, these tips will help all of you enjoy the season safely. Read more

This Veterans Day, Consider Talking With a Vet — and Sharing It

Posted by Safeco November 9, 2015
The stories are inspiring, they’re heart-wrenching, and they are 96,000 strong as part of the Veterans History Project. Learn how you can capture and share the story of a veteran in your life, touching generations to come. Read more

Do Your Part to Help Keep Halloween Safe and Happy

Posted by Safeco October 12, 2015
Be sure you’re ready for the ghouls and goblins to descend upon your street. These Halloween safety tips will help. Read more

Time for 'The Talk'? Discussing Driving With Your Folks

Posted by Safeco September 28, 2015
Concerned about your parents’ driving but dread having the talk? Approach the subject gently and methodically – these tips will help. Read more

The Car Seat Conundrum: Which Is Right for Your Child?

Posted by Safeco September 17, 2015
There’s a lot riding on the proper fit and installation of a car seat: your child’s safety. With these tips, you can start to understand what may be right for your child right now. Read more

Before Baby Comes Home, Take These Safety Precautions

Posted by Safeco September 14, 2015
You’re getting ready for baby. So, how’s your home looking? These tips will help you check for hazards and make some important safety updates – all so you can focus on your new bundle of joy once baby arrives. Read more

Help Keep Your Kids Safe, Even When You're Not Around

Posted by Safeco September 10, 2015
Your kids want to be more independent. You want them to be safe. With these tips, you can start to find the right balance for your family. Read more

4 Ways to Help All Children Have a Great School Year

Posted by Safeco September 1, 2015
There’s no doubt a school, a classroom or a student in your area is a little short on supplies this year. So, why not do what you can to help out? You’ll give back to your community and set a good example for your own young scholars back home. Read more

Teach Your Young Scholars the Basics of School Bus Safety

Posted by Safeco August 24, 2015
Schools across the country are already back in session. And, as students – and parents – start settling into the new school year, it’s a good time to review some safety tips for catching, riding and exiting that big yellow bus. Read more

5 Easy Ways to Squeeze In More Summer Fun

Posted by Jonathan Alpert July 31, 2015
Who wouldn’t want just one extra hour in their day just for themselves, to read, relax, whatever. Manhattan-based psychotherapist Jonathan Alpert offers tips to help you find a little extra time for doing what you love. Read more

Play Hard, Not Hurt: Safety Tips for School Sports

Posted by Safeco July 28, 2015
With the arrival of the new school year comes the return of school sports. Whether your young athletes are hitting the field or the trails, the court or the course, take a moment to review these school sports safety tips – they may just help your champions thrive. Read more

How to Organize a Neighborhood Watch

Posted by Safeco July 2, 2015
A neighborhood watch group is a great way to bring your neighbors together with local law enforcement to make a difference in your community. How big a difference all depends on how big an effort you put in. So, here are some tips to help you get started – and keep going – on the right foot. Read more

Road Tripping With Rover

Posted by Safeco June 4, 2015
Whether your furry best friend is gung-ho about hitting the road or a little apprehensive, these tips will help ensure your pet travels safely and comfortably. That way, everyone can enjoy the journey just as much as the destination. Read more

Make It a Point to Get Outside With Your Family

Posted by Safeco June 1, 2015
Grab the sunscreen! Saturday, June 13 is National Get Outdoors Day, and we have some safety guidelines and other tips to help you make the most of your time outside with minimal effort. You never know, Get Outdoors Day could be the start of a healthy new routine for you and your family, not to mention a great – and fun – way to bond. Read more

5 Questions to Ask When Buying a Car for Your Graduate

Posted by Safeco May 7, 2015
The ultimate graduation present? New wheels for your high school or college graduate. Whether you plan to pony up for a new or used car for your graduate or just help with the purchase, here are some important questions to ask so you end up with the right car for your grad’s needs. Read more

Alternative Pet Therapies

Posted by Safeco April 9, 2015
Wanting only the best for our pets can sometimes lead us to look beyond traditional veterinary medicine for help treating health issues related to aging, pain and even allergies. Today, we’re turning to alternative therapies, such as hydrotherapy, massage and acupuncture, to boost our pets’ comfort and well-being. Read more

First Aid for Your Furry Companion

Posted by Safeco April 6, 2015
It’s April, which means it’s National Pet First Aid Awareness Month. Plus, spring is in the air and summer is quickly approaching. This means lots more outdoor play, which can increase the likelihood of injury. Here’s a list of must-have first-aid items to stock just in case accident strikes your dog. Read more

Helping Seniors Have a Wonderful Winter

Posted by Safeco January 19, 2015
The hazards of winter affect us all, but remember that your senior family members – and your neighbors, too – may require some extra support this season. Learn what you can do to help them prevent falls, stay safe at home and ride out any winter storms that are headed their way. Read more

Winter Is Coming – Get Your Home and Family Ready

Posted by Safeco November 17, 2014
Prepare now for that winter weather – and storm – that’s coming later. These winter preparation tips will help get your household ready for the cold and snow. Read more

No Tricks! Make Halloween a Treat for Your Entire Family

Posted by Safeco October 13, 2014
Before you head out to trick or treat amongst the goblins, witches and other creatures crawling your neighborhood, brush up on these Halloween safety tips to keep everyone, including your pets, safe. Read more

Tips to Help Keep Your Teen Driver Safe on the Road

Posted by Safeco October 6, 2014
As part of National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 19-25, help the young drivers in your household make good decisions behind the wheel. Start by setting a good example yourself and establishing some important rules for the road. Read more

Backpack Safety: Are Your Kids Carrying Too Much?

Posted by Safeco September 1, 2014
Everyone’s geared up for class. As part of Backpack Safety Awareness Month, learn how to make sure kids’ packs aren’t dragging them down and putting them at risk for injury. Read more

5 Tips for Organizing Your Home for the New School Year

Posted by Safeco August 11, 2014
A child’s success at school can depend just as much on his/her home environment as it does on the classroom. So be sure to set your child up to excel by getting – and staying – organized on the home front before the first bell rings. Read more

Teen Driving: Set the Example

Posted by Martin Nguyen October 16, 2013
An important aspect of teen driving that’s often neglected is parental driving practices and how influential parents’ behaviors are on teen driving. By creating a safe driving environment and practicing safer driving habits, you can reduce your teen’s exposure to risky behavior. Here are a few tips for parents with teenage drivers. Read more

Keep Your Family Safe from Dog Bites

Posted by Erica Jorgensen July 10, 2013
Dog bites are unfortunately a very common cause of serious injury, especially for kids. Here are some surprising facts about dog bites along with tips and advice for protecting you and your family. Read more
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