Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Lawn Mower Safety


We may be approaching autumn here in Michigan, but it is still lawn mower season. My Jolly Green Retriever is proof of that!


Did you know that in the United States,over eight hundred children every year are involved in a lawn mower accident? And sadly, 600 of those cases involve an amputation.

I recently spoke with a family whose son was involved in a tragic lawn mower accident. This family went on to film a Public Service Announcement for a national advocacy group. I spoke with an expert to get some safety tips. You can read the full story here:

http://annarborfamily.com/health/family-advocates-for-lawn-mower-safety/

Friday, September 7, 2018

Relocation



Relocation.

Just hearing the word "relocation" gives me a queasy feeling in the pit of my stomach. My family has made five moves to five states in a twelve year period. It's understandable that we would suffer a little PTSD from the experience.

Relocation is listed as one of the top three most stressful life events. It is nearly as traumatic as divorce or death of a loved one. And if you are moving with spouse and children in tow? Expect challenges.

Many real estate companies now have relocation experts on staff to make the move as stress-free as possible. I spoke with expert Susan Kellam at Reinhart Realtors in Ann Arbor. She gave some great tips for a smooth move.

You can read the story here:

http://annarborfamily.com/columns/smooth-moves/