Tag: family life

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

Managing Screen Time for Kids With the Verizon Family Tech Initiative

The Verizon Family Tech Initiative caters to families in a big way, providing helpful tips for parents and kid-friendly hardware. You’ll find some great resources to help you limit your kids’ screen time.

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Teen Driver? 8 Things to Do Before You Hand Over the Keys

Many teenagers are excited to receive their driver’s license. If you’re getting ready to allow your 16-year-old to travel the roads unsupervised, here are eight things to do before handing over the keys.

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

4 Important Things to Consider when Buying a Used Car

I remember the first car I bought: a Dodge Dakota. It wasn’t half bad, for a light duty truck. It can be exciting when it comes time to pick out a car, even when it’s not your first. Looking for something in your favorite color, that manual transmission you wanted, or perhaps something… sporty? Of course, there are also necessary considerations: do I need to haul things? How many seats do I need? What kind of mileage is this going to get? Looking back, there are many things I would tell myself to think about before taking the plunge of buying a used car. As a matter of fact, right now I am looking for a good family car that seats 6-8 and has four wheel drive, or all-wheel drive (4WD or AWD). With three little kids, we need to upgrade to a car that easily fits all 3 car seats with room to move and haul gear. These 4 tips can help you avoid hidden issues with used cars and make your future car shopping experience much easier.

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Andy is dad to three kiddos and lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. He loves going on family adventures, hiking, and riding motorcycles and ATVS. He’s also an entrepreneur and runs a successful children’s brand specializing in solutions for playtime and snack time.