We Attended The Toyota Teen Driver Safety Clinic! #TeenDrive365 @Toyota #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Toyota. However, all opinions expressed are my own.    Last week, my tween and I had the pleasure of attending a FREE “Teen Driver Safety Clinic” for teens and their parents at the CityWorld Toyota dealer here in the Bronx.  It was a wonderful opportunity for me to demonstrate to my son how critical it is to learn as much as we can about the vehicles that we drive, the roads that we use, and to teach him what a serious responsibility being a driver is.    Toyota dealers in the New York and New Jersey Tri-state area are hosting a series of FREE TeenDrive365 Safety Clinics in the months of September and October. The experience includes a safe driving simulator along with a classroom learning session that covers defensive driving tips, car operations, car safety features, and basic maintenance.  Toyota understands that the driver is the best safety device in any car and want to teach teens that, once they get behind the wheel, it's up … [Read more...]

Keep Teens Safe: Free Teen Drive Safety Clinics In NY And NJ! #TeenDrive365 @Toyota #Ad

*This is part of a sponsored campaign with Toyota. However, all opinions expressed are my own.      As a parent of a Tween here in New York City, I know that it is only a matter of time before he is old enough to want to go and get his driving permit.  Although I understand his excitement at being able drive and asserting his independence, I worry about him driving safely in an urban environment.  I was a teenager once so I understand how peer pressure and the fact that teenagers think they are invincible can be a dangerous combination when it comes to driving.     Looking back on when I started driving, I wish someone would have taught me how to do some basic upkeep on my car.  It would have been great to know how to check the oil and possibly change a tire back when I was driving around in my old jalopy.  It's actually quite embarrassing how many times I became stranded on the side of the road and had to call my parents to come and pick me up because something went … [Read more...]

What Can You Do To Improve Your Community? #MealsPerHour @Toyota #Sponsored

*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Stiletto Media. All opinions are 100% mine.Last year, Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast and had a profound impact on the lives of us New Yorkers. After witnessing so much devastation caused by this disaster, many of us were left with questions about how to prioritize our lives and how to support and improve the communities that we lived in. Unfortunately, it sometimes takes a tragedy to cause people to take a step back and make changes for the better.You don't even have to make drastic changes in your life in order to improve your community for yourself and the rest of its residents. In my neighborhood, we are all very concerned with the quality of life that our children have. It is important that they be able to play outdoors and be safe within a clean environment. The homeowners in our community take special care to clean the sidewalks and curbs in front of their homes to make sure that garbage and debris … [Read more...]