Seasonal

Airport travellers waiting in long line.

How to survive holiday traveling

Living Seasonal

This time of the year is always hectic, especially when you add traveling into the mix. Between standstill traffic on the roadways, packed airports, crying kids and canceled flights — it can put a damper on your holiday spirit. To avoid all the craziness, we put together some tips and tricks to get you to your holiday destination safe and sound.

A festive present wrapped with red bow.

Recycling during the holidays

Living Seasonal

Did you know that Americans produce more trash during the holidays than any other time of year? 25% more, to be exact. Between the wrapping paper, disposable plates and silverware, Christmas trees and cards, holiday lights and plastic shopping bags — it's hard to keep track of everything you dispose of during those busy months.

Thanksgiving fires, turkey fryers and safety choirs

Living Seasonal

I am feverishly preparing for what I consider to be a rite of passage: I'm hosting Thanksgiving for the first time. While I love to cook and host my family from time to time, there's something extra intimidating about preparing the quintessential meal of the year. How do I manage preparing a turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and vegetables at the same time? In one oven?

Preparing for hurricane season

Living Seasonal

Hurricanes. Just the thought of them can make a person tremble in fear. Whether you've experienced a hurricane yourself or you've just heard about their destructive patterns, these bad boys know how to make their name heard.

Staying sane when stuck at the airport

Living Seasonal

The holidays are a great time to travel home to see friends and family or to get some rest with a much-needed vacation. Unfortunately, the winter season also brings snowstorms and other adverse weather conditions that make traveling a challenge.

Preparing your home for the holidays

Living Seasonal

Garland, ribbons and candles come to mind when thinking about prepping your home for the holidays. While I would love to talk about how I attempt to decorate my home like a magazine, this article is not about what will look best on your front door or how to set your table perfectly for the holidays.

Pet safety tips for the holiday season

Living Seasonal

The holidays are an exciting time of year for all members of the household, but especially for your four-footed friends!

Labor Day safety fashion tips

Living Seasonal

Labor Day is the last day it is considered fashionable to wear white pants and seersucker suits. While seersucker is a more forgiving material, white, regardless of the fabric, is not. So with that in mind, I present to you a list of ways to safely celebrate this Labor Day weekend and preserve your cherished white trousers so they may rise again next Memorial Day.

Foremost means s'more - 5 fun facts about s'mores

Living Seasonal

Lately I've been striving to be a better cook. I want to impress my friends with my mouthwatering homemade meals. I want to beat out my cousins for the title of "Favorite Grandson" with the exquisite dishes I bring to family reunions.

"Pretty colored trees" — Fireworks safety and precautions for the 4th of July

Living Seasonal

"Pretty colored trees - that was my 3-year-old daughters' description of fireworks last year. Indeed, they are pretty; they may look like little trees and are undeniably popular. Bursting in all different shapes, sizes and colors, annual fireworks will light up the skies in recognition of America's independence this July weekend. Because safety is our mantra here at Foremost Insurance, we want to educate you on the precautions that should be taken when handling these "pretty colored trees."

Keeping bugs away from your summer parties

Living Seasonal

What's better than an outdoor summer party with friends and family? A summer party with friends and family - minus the bugs! It can be done and it doesn't have to involve toxic methods.

Snow shoveling tips, tools, and techniques

Living Seasonal

Shoveling may seem like a no-brainer, but many people don't complete the task as effectively or as safely as they should to reduce the risk of injury!

Winterizing your seasonal home

Living Seasonal

It's a necessary task for any seasonal home owner, and you still have time to get it done: preparing your seasonal home for the rigors of winter. Properly planning now can help you avoid damage and expensive repairs in the spring.

Keep Halloween a fire-free fright fest

Living Seasonal

Do you have a great Halloween costume planned for this year? How about for your kids? Or your pets? Why do I ask? According to the National Retail Federation, 71.5% of Americans plan to celebrate in a spooky fashion.

Trick-or-treating safety tips

Living Seasonal

Long gone are the days of trick-or-treating for me, but I still remember the excitement of dressing up in a cool costume (my favorite was a homemade pirate outfit) and touring the neighborhood to fill up my oversized pillowcase with candy. Parents, check out these six safety tips.

First day of school, our on the go mom shares her secrets

Living Seasonal

I am now an official member of the weeping-moms-sending-their-kids-to-kindergarten-for-the-first-time club.

Back to school, what your child needs to start the new school year

Living Seasonal

Foremost compiled a list of some of our favorite school supplies for your viewing pleasure and in case you need a little help in packing your child's supplies.

Colder weather is approaching — Will you fly south?

Living Seasonal

Summer ended months ago and fall is beginning to fade away quickly. Wouldn't it be nice to escape what's up next?

Cheap fall decorating ideas for your home

Living Seasonal

Here are some easy and inexpensive ways to brighten up your home for autumn.

You may also like

A smiling child in car seat.

Keeping your most precious cargo safe on the road

There are enough things to worry about when taking care of children, making sure they are safe in the car should be second nature...

A toy car that has crashed.

Distracted driving — Not worth the risk

This story has a happy ending because the most serious consequence was that my van was totaled. But statistics tell us that things could have been much worse. Here are some scary facts...

A car thief attempting to break into a car.

Car theft prevention tips

Cars are stolen all the time and at any time. It's important to make sure yours is less susceptible to theft. Use our car theft prevention tips...