Test Drive Parenthood – with the All New Britax Endeavours Giveaway

I remember driving home my first born from the hospital – we were in the back of my parents van who came to get us, and I was holding my breathe and telling my Dad to slow down – watch out for that car! Did you see the light?!

We as parents (especially new parents) want to make sure that we are doing everything that we can to protect our children from harms way – especially when in a vehicle.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 33 seconds a child under the age of 13 is involved in a crash. Of those children ages 8 and under who died in a vehicle crash in 2014, 26% were not restrained by an age-appropriate device such as an infant seat, booster seat or seat belt.

WOW! Those are some heartbreaking numbers. Having proper seating and restraints for our little ones is so very important.

That is why we trust Britax brand carseats for our kids safety – from infant to young child.

Britax has the new Endeavours infant car seat is designed for safety and mobility. The anti-rebound bar reduces rebound rotation by up to 30% in the event of a crash. Easily and securely install the car seat with a base or without. The Click & Go system allows you to pair the car seat with any Britax single stroller for a customized travel system. Next-level Britax safety features protect your baby beyond federal standards—so you and your little one can relax and enjoy the ride.

You can find out more from the Britax website

So what makes a Britax infant car seat stand out?

Britax is the first and only car seat manufacturer to offer SafeCell Impact Protection. SafeCell Impact Protection provides additional energy absorption and movement limitation in a collision, keeping children extra safe and parents worry free.

In North America – Britax was the first to:

  • Introduce the 5-point harness system in child restraints in 1996.
  • Set proprietary, internal testing standards for head and neck stability with a second layer of side impact protection: the market’s first energy-absorbing head restraint.
  • Launch the game-changing ClickTight installation system.

Join me at Britax Test Drive Parenthood car seat event

at the Performance Lexus RiverCenter, Cincinnati  

located at 633 W 3rd St, Covington, KY 41011

Wednesday, September 20th  10AM -1PM

Britax Invites Parents to #TestDriveParenthood in Collaboration with Lexus

During Child Passenger Safety Week (Sep 17-23), Britax is hosting a series of events with Lexus and She Buys Cars bloggers to focus on supporting expecting parents and caregivers as they prepare to enter a new stage of life with a newborn.

In honor of Child Passenger Safety Week Britax,Lexus and SheBuysCars is giving away 7 – yes 7 – Britax Endeavours car seats! They are also giving me the opportunity to give one seat away to one lucky All in a Days Work reader – so make sure to enter in both rafflecopter giveaways below!!

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Must be 18 or older to enter, US addresses only. No purchase is necessary to win. Void where prohibited. Must fill out Rafflecopter form.

The #TestDriveParenthood program is intended for growing families who are making several new purchases as they prepare to bring baby home, which include a reliable infant car seat and a family-friendly vehicle. Offering parents a combination of premium quality, safety and style, Britax and Lexus want to provide new families peace of mind that their children are protected on the road. Brand representatives will be on hand at the select dealerships to walk attendees and media through proper car seat installations, discuss key car seat and vehicle features and provide helpful child passenger safety tips.

Expect to see and learn about the brand new the Britax Endeavours Infant Car Seat, which includes a steel Anti-Rebound Bar (ARB) for extra rear-facing protection and a European Belt Guide that provides a safe, easy installation without the base. Starting with the very first ride home, Britax provides peace of mind throughout the journey of parenthood. With the addition of the Endeavours, the Britax line of infant and convertible car seats offers the ultimate in rear-facing safety.

*First 20 guests receive gifts!

 

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The Health Concern You Probably Don’t Think About

Life can be busy and stressful. There is so much to do each and every day that it can seem like there are not enough hours in the day or even days in the week. The days seem to fly by and before you know it, it’s the weekend again and you are wondering to yourself, how did that happen? Kids, work, school lunches, homework, carpool, extra-curricular activities – how to fit it all in? But we do! It is often at a cost though, and our health is often what is neglected.

The first thing we tend to neglect with the constant rush is our diet. We probably spend more time eating processed food than we actually do cooking. We have become an eat-on-the-go culture, finding the easiest things to eat while we drive or rush around – and this generally does not involve a salad!

If we can’t find the time to chop up a salad, chances are, we aren’t finding time to exercise either. With children running around, we most likely can’t even go to the bathroom in peace. All this can have detrimental effects, in ways you may not even imagine and some of them are actually quite embarrassing and often not even talked about – hair loss, excessive sweating, skin rashes and the classic, hemorrhoids!

What Are Hemorrhoids?

This is a very embarrassing topic for most people, however, it is actually a very common ailment with an estimated three out of four adults suffering from them at some point. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the anus that are generally the result of increased pressure. They can develop both internally and externally and cause significant discomfort. They are particularly common during pregnancy and in people who are overweight. They are painful and itchy and really something you want to avoid.

What Can You Do?

Poor diet, lack of exercise, and constipation all contribute to the development of hemorrhoids. Here are some top tips to make sure you avoid this nasty, uncomfortable and painful condition.

Step Up Your Fiber Intake

Fiber helps with bowel movements and prevents constipation. Make sure to eat enough fruit and vegetables as these are great sources of fiber. There are also supplements you can take which will increase your fiber intake and provide you with nutrients to keep hemorrhoids at bay. There are many reviews online to help you pick the best supplement. You want to find a product that is natural and contains the right ingredients to be effective. Check out HemClear reviews online for one such product.

Go To The Bathroom

Don’t hold it in! As soon as you feel the urge to use the bathroom, go. Holding it in can make it more difficult to go when you finally get the chance, resulting in you straining and exerting pressure on the veins.

Exercise

Exercise will help blood flow to the region, keeping your veins healthy. Participating in daily exercise will also help keep your weight down which will help reduce any pressure on your veins. With many fitness apps and online exercise videos available today, you don’t even have to find the time to go to the gym, you can workout from the comfort of your own home.

Drink Water

Water is one of nature’s best resources that is the answer to most of our health issues. It is important to stay hydrated for a whole host of reasons, one of them being to avoid constipation. Constipation leads to straining which to leads to hemorrhoids. So make sure to drink at least six to eight glasses of water a day.

Move Around

Sitting for long periods of time can put increased pressure on the veins in the anus. This is especially true when sitting on the toilet. So, avoid getting caught up reading on the toilet – just do what you have to and get out. If you work at a desk the whole day, make sure to get up and walk around as much as you can. Try making frequent trips to the water cooler to rehydrate as a way to move around and drink enough water.

No matter how busy our lives are, it is important to take care of ourselves. If our health starts to suffer, then we can’t do a good job taking care of our family either. Put your health first, you deserve it!

 

 

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Not Sure What Kind of Car You Need? Check Out CarFinder

You know you need a new vehicle – but you aren’t sure exactly what type you are looking for. Who wants to spend hours upon hours visiting car dealership after car dealership to end up more confused than when you began?

What if there was a tool that could help you narrow down exactly what you are looking for? Sometimes when looking at vehicles we get overwhelmed and settle for something that isn’t quite up to par. The last vehicle I bought, I bought in a hurry and I have regretted it ever since. I need more room, I didn’t realize it didn’t have auto start (which is a must for the winter), it has ONE outlet to plug in anything (try having 3 kids and everyone wanting to plug in their phone/tablets at the same time. ESPECIALLY WHEN TRAVELING). Overall the car I bought was not the best for my family – but I’m stuck with it a few more years. Every time I try to load groceries into the small hatchback I call a ‘trunk’ I get irritated. We have to rent a van or suv to go on vacation because there is no way in the world that my family is going to be able to pack everything that we need in my tiny not big-family oriented vehicle. I wish I would of thought of using a tool like CarFinder before I went to the car lot.

Reedman Toll Auto World offers a free, no obligation and confidential CarFinder tool, allowing you to specify your desired car, truck or SUV and submit the vehicle configuration to us. Once we locate matching automobiles, you automatically receive details of those models, with photographs included. You can let them handle finding the car your family needs! 

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Get An Instant Cash Offer on Your Used Car

I hate HATE going to trade in a car and getting reverse sticker shock. I take care of my cars, and I usually am ready to trade it in as soon as I pay it off (I get tired of cars after 4 or 5 years) when some dealerships try to offer me bogus amounts for a good car, it offends me more than it makes me mad. So when I found out about the Kelly Blue Book Instant Cash Offer, I was impressed.
The Kelley Blue Book℠ Instant Cash Offer is a dependable way to trade in or sell your car today. It’s a real offer based on trusted Blue Book® Values.
Kelley Blue Book℠ Instant Cash Offer. The Details!
 
  • A fixed offer applied toward your next car purchase or used to sell your current car to a Participating Dealer (pending inspection)
  • Valid for 3 days 
  • Unique to your car only
  • Based on many specific details related to the condition and features of your unique vehicle
Kelley Blue Book® Trade-In Range
  • An estimated trade-in value used toward the purchase of another car
  • Updated weekly
  • Could apply to many cars similar to yours
  • Is a generalized value based on a car’s year, make, model, style, mileage, features, options, and condition

Check out your local dealership like Susquehanna Auto to see if they offer the Kelly Blue Book Instant Cash Offer for the best trade-in price for your used car! 

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Why Where Buying Your Car Matters

A lot of people will tell you it doesn’t matter where you buy your car, but the condition of the car when you buy it. When the condition is the most important factor buying from a dealership that will back their vehicles and keep you coming back.
Places like Bob Fisher Chevrolet offers Chevrolet Protection Plans that gives you confidence and comfort to help enhance your Chevy ownership experience. 
Chevrolet Protection Plan comes with extras in addition to coverage for approved repairs (based on the package you choose) it also includes lost key and lockout, trip interruption, towing and road service and rental car payment or reimbursement.

Gap Coverage is also offered – that way if you have an accident and your vehicle is considered a total loss, most insurance policies will only pay the market value of your vehicle, which would leave you responsible for any difference. GAP Coverage will cover that difference.
Tire and Wheel Protection Road hazards can be unpredictable. But with Chevrolet Tire and Wheel Protection, you can rest easy knowing that your vehicle’s tires and wheels are protected from covered road hazards.
Pre Paid Maintenance  Confidence on the road means keeping your Chevrolet running at its best. With the Chevrolet Pre-Paid Maintenance plan for your Chevrolet, there’s less guesswork with recommended service schedules. The Pre-Paid Maintenance Plus plan helps cover the cost associated with the recommended maintenance so you can help keep your Chevrolet running strong.
These are only a few of the perks of the Chevy Protection Program – check out the dealership for more info! 
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