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Winter Test Drive: Nissan Rogue AV AWD

Winter Test Drive: Nissan Rogue AV AWD

It’s been an interesting winter around our family. Aside from the normal snow, wind and ice, this year we were treated to the anxiety of having a teenager driving to school in inclement conditions. We had lengthy discussions about bei ...
Thoughts on the Nissan Rogue Sport

Thoughts on the Nissan Rogue Sport

As I sit here paying bills, I’m reveling in the fact that I only have one payment remaining until my minivan is paid off. It’s comforting, especially as we prepare for Madison to take driver’s education this summer. This t ...
Prepare a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

Prepare a Winter Vehicle Emergency Kit

Two weeks ago at this time I was sitting on a beach at Beaches Negril in Jamaica soaking up the sun with a delicious drink in my hand. Today… I’m slipping on my boots then picking up my winter coat at the dry cleaner. It is only ...
Tips for First Time Car Buyers

Tips for First Time Car Buyers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its In The Nation blog post. Every adult experiences the feeling of event ...
Get a Jump Start from a Power Bank

Get a Jump Start from a Power Bank

Anyone who is on their electronic device a lot knows the pains and anguish associated as the battery ticks closer to 0% when there isn’t an outlet anywhere in sight. When it happens, we simply put away the device, turn on power saving ...
Prep Your Car for Summer Travel

Prep Your Car for Summer Travel

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FueltheLove #CollectiveBias By now school is out all across the country, and if you’re like most families you’re about to ...
Getting a Grip on Winter Driving

Getting a Grip on Winter Driving

Growing up in Iowa, I loved going out in the snow. Whether it involved building a snow fort, sledding or skiing, I enjoyed it. Yes, there were days that it got cold but we just didn’t stay outside as long. (And mom always had hot choc ...
Are You Prepared for Winter Driving?

Are You Prepared for Winter Driving?

For a long time I had always dreamed of a certain type of sports car. While I love some of the offerings from Europe like Ferrari and Lamborghini, my heart is with American-made muscle. I considered many of the classics – a Shelby Mus ...
Avoid Distractions: Decide to Drive

Avoid Distractions: Decide to Drive

Recently, I told you about growing up in the country. It took half an hour of country roads to get to school every day. There would be times that I would arrive without even realizing I had driven. No passengers, no electronics, no outside ...