Pocket-Sized Safety Device Crowdfunding Discount

I have a blue belt in karate — you're terrified of me now, I know — and I live in Happy Valley, Utah. So what could I worry about, right? Honestly, I've never carried anything more sophisticated than my empty hands (if you know Kenpo, you know what I mean). This week...

Guns, Motorcycles, and Scary Things

If you have children (we have six), you know how every waking moment can be consumed just trying to keep them alive — especially when they are toddlers. And teens. Because of that I don't like dangerous things. I don't like swimming pools, rivers, lakes, beaches,...

Safety Gates

When we lived in Boca Raton, we built our second home. In the two-story entrance, it featured a beautiful staircase that turned 45 degrees halfway up. We loved the staircase, but as soon as our three-month old daughter started to crawl, it became a nightmare. Not just...

House Numbers Add Safety

A couple of weeks ago, I took my daughter to a party. I had the address and I had a GPS in my car, but once I got to the approximate location, I couldn't tell which house it was! None of the four houses nearby had address numbers posted on the house or the curb. And...

Do You Need Hurricane Windows?

In 1991, we moved into our first home — after renting apartments and townhouses for six years — in Boca Raton, Florida. We leased it, with an option to buy, for a year. Finally, in August 1992 we were home owners! A couple of weeks later, Hurricane Andrew was on a...