4 Ways to Keep the Kids Distracted on the Road

When you're driving with kids in the car, you need to be extra-careful. That's easier said than done, though. If your kids have a hard time sitting still and relaxing during the ride, their restlessness can make driving more stressful and therefore less safe....more

It's the Road Trip Destination, Okay?

It's true that family road trips can be fun and happy times, but there are those challenging stretches of highway. Here are some tips for helping you get there. ...more
I love love love to drive.more

4 Big Company Driving Policies That Are Important for Your Safety

Many Fortune 500 companies have thousands of vehicles on the road and are ahead of the game when it comes to driver safety. Most do everything in their power to prevent accidents; they don’t want to pay for any damages to their equipment, cars or employees. According to the United States Department of Labor, “The average crash cost to an employer is $16,500. When a worker has an on-the-job crash that results in an injury, the cost to their employer is $74,000. ...more

Five Tips For Planning a Family Road Trip on a Budget

March in our house means one thing: spring break! Okay, make that two things: spring break and road trip! ...more

Road Trip Wish List: A Mazda CX-9

This post is sponsored by Mazda CX-9 and BlogHer. Last weekend when we drove from Los Angeles to Big Bear Mountain for our first ski/snowboarding adventure, I found myself wishing we had a much bigger car so the kids didn’t even have to sit next to each other. And looking at the specs of the Mazda CX-9, I realize that as we start planning more road trips in our near future, a car that fits our growing family might be the difference between vacation hell and vacation bliss. ...more

Carrots and Sticks to Reduce Car Emissions

We collectively need a drastic reduction of our CO2 emissions, especially from our cars, and as quickly as possible. This much is clear. I have argued that an exclusive favouring of hybrid and electric vehicles makes no sense if other automotive technologies can also achieve emissions reduction (and I'm talking about real, lifecycle emissions, not just tailpipe emissions). ...more

How I Survive a Road Trip With Kids

Just last week I made a five hour trek on the 99 highway with both kids. Alone. Was I nervous?   You bet. Was I racking my brain for every possible way I could make the trip bearable? You bet. Was I successful? You. Bet. ...more
Great post (funny too!) with lots of ideas - thanks! I like to put together a folder for each of ...more

Pillow Talking Car Talk

  The conversation started simply enough. Bubba, my blessedly mechanical farmer husband, volunteered to check out my car.Bubba: If you bring your car to the farm tomorrow, I'll check your brakes.Me: Good. That sound is awful.Him: It wasn't that bad when I drove it.Me: Well, it sounds like it is going to explode when you stop.Him: What?!...more

We're Too Fat For Our Cars

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Jean Knows Cars (and Hats, and Women)

"In thirty years, I have done exactly jack to foster women in this business. My life has not been about being a woman in a man's world, it's been about being as much like a man as possible in this man's world." ...more