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On the Twelfth Day of…INSURANCE?!

We should be grateful for the peace of mind that insurance provides all year long, but certain coverages definitely come in handy around the holidays. Enjoy this song to the tune of the classic Christmas carol, “The 12 Days of…

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Tips for Your Outdoor Illumination this Christmas

Dedicated readers of my blog this past year (thanks again to the both of you!) will have noticed a theme – a very suburban dad-ish theme. Let’s continue with that, as the time for our neighbors to judge our Christmas…

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Don’t be a Turkey! Tips on Deep Frying for the Holidays

Thanksgiving is a week away and I am already imagining the deliciousness. My mouth is literally starting to water as I type this! Mmm. There are many ways to cook your holiday turkey, such as roasting it, slow cooking it…

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

“Top of the morning to ya!” as my dad used to say every St Patrick’s Day as I was growing up. My maiden name is McMillen which comes from a very strong Irish heritage, so St Patrick’s Day has always…

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The Uninsurable Risk of Clark Griswold

We all have our own holiday traditions. One of my favorite things about this time of year is watching the holiday specials that air on TV each year. It’s been fun to revisit some of the classics with our kids in…

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Trim Your Tree Safely: Holiday Decorating Tips

With the food hangover from Thanksgiving wearing off, people everywhere are getting into the Christmas spirit by humming Christmas carols, shopping for the perfect gift for their loved ones, and decorating their homes. Whether you stack your presents under a real…

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Don’t Gamble with Holiday Safety

It may be lucky in gambling but it seems seven isn’t such a lucky number when it comes to the holidays. Did you know that line-voltage holiday or decorative lights start an average of 170 home structure fires each year?…

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