If you’ve been blessed with twins, you may have found yourself suddenly short on car space. In this situation, minivans and SUVs are an obvious choice. They offer lots of interior space … but also come with higher fuel costs, are not as easy to navigate and may be generally more vehicle than you want. So what about some cars that are “are big on the inside but reasonably sized on the outside, with strong safety scores, reasonable running costs, and an acceptable cool factor.” Sound like what you’re looking for? Cars for Twins offers 10 options that are well suited for a growing family, even if you don’t have twins!
I’ve never owned a minivan, though it’s definitely up for discussion as our next vehicle. But if you are in car shopping mode, and you’re looking for a different direction, maybe one of the Seven Cars for Moms to Escape the Minivan Rut would work for you. Convenience, safety, power, gas efficiency and lots of space are just some of the selling points of the 2013 cars on the list.
Have your efforts to save money resulted in your family living with just one vehicle? For some people, this isn’t an option. But for others, who are able and willing to make it work, it can result in significant savings. Sometimes it takes being a bit radical to make real progress toward a goal! I can’t say that we’ve taken this step, but here’s a nice article called A One-Car Family in a Two-Car World, written by a mom who made the choice to make it work.
The smell of chemicals can do more than just give you a headache, it can cause damage to your body that you may not even be aware of. Every time we parents wash our cars and then drive around with our kids, we expose them to chemicals that have the potential to affect their health. For this reason, it’s really important that all of us work hard to utilize cleaning products that are safe. Luckily, the growing green industry has begun providing a variety of safe cleaning products that we can feel comfortable using around our children. Eco Touch manufactures car care supplies that are both environmentally friendly and safe to use around kids, allowing us parents to get through our daily list of chores without worrying whether the products we use to clean our vehicles will harm our little ones. Not only are the products released by Eco Touch safe, they are green. Thanks to these products, us parents can help defend the environment, protect our kids, and drive shiny, clean cars!
Even with the best intentions we may be doing things that cause more harm than good. Or at the very least, neglecting simple things that cause more harm than we realize. This is also true of how we treat our car. Check out “Six Common Car Care Habits That May Be Causing Harm to Your Vehicle“, and see if you’ve fallen into any of the common practices in the article. I know there is at least a couple in the list that apply to me. The good news is they’re all easy to reverse, once you know what to do and what not to do.