Category Archives: Travel

What to do about texting and driving

The numbers are in and they aren’t good. People are still texting and driving. More men than women are texting according to a recent report but the overall number is still too high. In a split second tragedy can happen and it is just not worth it.

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The important thing for us to remember is that our kids are watching us to set the example. Some studies show that kids’ driving records can be directly correlated with their parents driving records. This is really interesting because it definitely shows us that it doesn’t matter so much what we tell our kids as it does what we show them.

If you must talk on your phone while your driving – which is still not optimal either – use a handsfree device.

My favorite bluetooth of the year is by far the LG Tone Wireless Bluetooth

It is super easy to connect with your phone and even easier to use. The great thing is that it doesn’t sit in your ear but instead hangs around your neck like a wonderful fashion accessory. When your phone rings the device vibrates just a bit which is wonderful. The ear buds sit in either end of the device and you only put them in your ear when you are actually making a call. The comfort level on this is super high. The voice dial feature is very easy to use. I got one for my husband who had only briefly used a blue tooth once before and did not have a good impression of using a blue tooth device. He is loving the LG Tone.

This is possibly my favorite tech gadget of the year. It still doesn’t solve the problem of people texting and driving. We still have to work on that.

(The only thing is you still have to watch yourself when talking on your phone while using this bluetooth in a public place. People will think you are a crazy person talking to yourself. People are getting used to looking for a blue tooth gadget resting in a persons ear when they see someone talking to themselves in the store – but they are not used to seeing the bluetooth hang around your neck.)

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Join the discussion:  “Like” the Distracted Driving Safety Alliance on Facebook and let us know about your experiences with other people texting and driving. ( a Facebook Like button can be found on the right hand side of this page).

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Twitter Transformative Travels and Great Food

Join us on Monday the 22nd at 9pm EST for a great Twitter party to talk about transformative travel.

This travel themed twitter party is being coordinated by TravelingMoms.com with a hashtag of #TMOM.  For more information about this event and other great info follow WiredMoms on Twitter @wiredmom .

#TMOM Twitter Party 11/22, 9pm ET Share your stories of #EatPrayLove & transformational travels. For more information on this event click HERE

In advance of the party several Moms have posted their thoughts on travel.  Check out some of our favorite posts:

Mary Heston

Chef Druck

Connecting Women

MomFluential

Blog Well Done

 

 

And if you love sweepstakes enter the What’s your Word Sweepstakes

ENJOY!  (Join us on Monday to find out what my Word is)

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