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Cold weather pet safety

If your pet is anything like mine, it probably loves the snow and being outside in the cold weather. Just like humans, all pets are different, so their cold tolerances vary.

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Recycling during the holidays

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.

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How to survive holiday traveling

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.

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Pet safety tips for the holiday season

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

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Thanksgiving fires, turkey fryers and safety choirs

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?

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Preparing for hurricane season

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.

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Keep your pets safe in the heat

Summertime means spending long days in hot, sunny weather with your furry loved ones by your side. It's the perfect time for you and your pet to be more active. However, having a fur coat can pose some risks for your pets if they are in the sun for too long.

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Tornado safety: Before, during and after

Last year, according to Statista, there were 1,154 tornadoes reported in the United States. And you might be surprised to learn that a lot of these didn't happen in Tornado Alley.

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How to make a flower garden

If you have been wanting to start a garden, now is the time! The long, sunny days are a great source of energy for plants, making summer the perfect season to start growing flowers.

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Grilling safety tips for your cookout

Happy Independence Day! If you are planning a cookout at your house this Fourth of July, it's important to be extremely cautious and alert at all times!

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Snow shoveling tips, tools, and techniques

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!

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A Foremost Claims Story: Hurricane Michael in Marianna, FL

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael violently made landfall on the Florida Panhandle. During the storm, a tree fell and crushed Linda Smith's mobile home, making it unlivable

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Checklist for snowbirds heading south

Are you a snowbird? If you flock to a warmer climate during winter, you know that preparing your home before you leave is a tedious, sometimes difficult task. However, creating a thorough winter checklist can help protect your house against theft, water damage and other unwanted surprises.

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Bring the holiday magic to your home

Is it your turn to host the holiday gathering? Maybe you just look forward to the joy of the season, with all of the sparkling decorations and twinkling lights. Regardless, with a little imagination, you can make your home festive and welcoming.

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Fall safety for your pets

Between the sudden drop in temperatures, holidays and first few months of school, there are plenty of environmental factors to keep in mind when it comes to protecting your furry friends.

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Keep Halloween a fire-free fright fest

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.

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Winterizing your seasonal home

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.

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Labor Day safety fashion tips

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.

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New school year, new bedtime routine

Summer is over, and for kids and teens the days of staying up extra late and waking up at noon are long gone. Getting back on a good sleeping schedule is easier said than done, but it's important to implement healthy sleeping habits to ensure success in the classroom.

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10 things to do before summer ends

It's hard to grasp that summer is already coming to an end. Seriously, where did the time go? I always start to panic this time of the year and think, "Did I accomplish everything I wanted to this summer?"

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

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.

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Keeping bugs away from your summer parties

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.

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Staying sane when stuck at the airport

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.

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Preparing your home for the holidays

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.

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

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.

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

"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."

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Trick-or-treating safety tips

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.

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

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

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Colder weather is approaching — Will you fly south?

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

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Cheap fall decorating ideas for your home

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

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Mobile home window replacement

If the frame on one of your mobile home windows is warped or severely weather damaged, replace it. Even if the frames aren't warped or damaged, windows that seem to constantly need repair or adjustment should be replaced. A new, efficient window keeps cold drafts out of your manufactured home and saves you energy dollars in the long run.

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What's lurking below your mobile home?

Do you remember when you were young and had to check under your bed for monsters before you could go to sleep? I sure do!

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Do it yourself mobile home awning

Get quick tips on how to install a new awning, carport, or sunroof to your mobile home from Foremost Insurance.

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