awareness of Multiple Sclerosis during May with month-long MOMS social media
Every mom wants to do the best she can to care for her kids
and keep them safe from harm: We make sure our cars are equipped with proper
safety equipment like anti-lock brakes and strap them lovingly into child seats
and seatbelts to protect them in case of an accident. We make sure they are wearing a helmet when learning to ride a bike. At home, we hide the
dangerous chemicals and put away the knives.
But there are some things we can't prepare for, or protect
our children from, such as devastating illnesses. Sometimes, our babies grow up
safe and sound, and we still find ourselves taking care of them later in life.
In that case, we want to ensure they are comfortable and looked after, and do
our best to keep life as normal as possible when it might feel out of our
Continue reading "Moms Oppose MS: Educating, Donating, Working Together to Overcome it." »
From the outside, the new Ford Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid looks exactly the same as the rest of the Fusion family -- until you notice its charger port, which lights up to indicate that the battery is fully juiced.
On the inside, you get the same roomy comfort you'll find in the other Fusion vehicles. Standard features on the Fusion Energi's base model includes heated leather seats with driver seat memory and MyFordTouch infotainment system.
Continue reading "Ladies' Drive: Ford's Plug-In Hybrid Fusion Energi" »
By Diana Claussen
The Texas Auto Writer’s Association met recently at
Texas Motor Speedway to choose the top cars of Texas. More than 50 model year 2013
and 2014 vehicles were available for TAWA members to drive and review during the two-day event. By the time the event was over, a few surprising models
came up on the top of their winner’s list. A few of the most notable vehicles were equipped with
conveniences, comfort, and safety features sure to appeal to busy women on the go.
Continue reading "Highlighting Top New Cars and Features for 2013 and 2014" »
Watching American Idol has
been a family activity around my home for years. Each week, my son Ben and I
would sit on the couch to watch (and sing along with) the weekly competition,
and he often told me “Mom, YOU should try
out for American Idol!” We watched pretty much every season -- including
all the sponsored Ford music videos and commercials -- and always voted for our
Continue reading "Ford Wraps American Idol Season Sponsorship; Season 12 Winner Determined Tonight" »
Every year, 9,000 families lose a child because of a
preventable injury. That’s one child every 30 seconds globally due to tragedies
such as fires, falls, drownings, and car crashes. In the United States alone,
nearly 9 million children are treated for injuries in emergency rooms for
injuries that can affect them for a lifetime. What can you do to help reduce
these preventable injuries? On Saturday,
May 18, 2013, more than 100 communities across the United States will celebrate
Kids Day to raise awareness and funds
to protect our kids.
Continue reading "May 18th is Safe Kids Day: Tips to Reduce Preventable Injuries in Your Garage or Driveway" »
Hello again, AskPatty Nation! Today we're going to give you some honest, blunt relationship advice, because it's come to our attention that some of you are users. Now, we don't mean to judge, you probably didn't realize you were doing it, but you're smothering your significant other. He really needs to breathe... so change that air filter already! Of course, we're talking about taking care of your car's engine. You didn't think we meant your boyfriend, did you?
Continue reading "Ladies: Just Let Him Breathe – Your Engine, That Is" »
The 6th Annual Worldwide Go
Topless Day for Jeep Owners is this weekend, on Saturday May
18th, 2013, and everybody is invited! No, ladies, we’re not suggesting you
drive without a shirt! Jeep Go Topless Day is the day Jeep owners take the top
off their Jeeps to show the world their love for their Jeep, their Jeep spirit,
and the sense of fun and adventure that comes with owning a Jeep.
Continue reading "Sixth Annual Jeep “Go Topless Day” is May 18, 2013" »
Last week, the remaining three American Idol finalists
competed to see who would make it to this week’s finale. As Kree Harrison, Angie Miller and Candice Glover anxiously
awaited the results, a tearful conclusion revealed that it would be Angie
Miller who would go home, leaving Kree and Candice to battle it out for the
American Idol crown.
Continue reading "Two Finalists Compete for the Crown in this Week’s American Idol Finale " »
Day is that day each year for us to honor that special Mom in your life:
Whether you’re choosing something special for the mother of your children or for
your own mother, AskPatty has plenty of advice to share on gift ideas she is
sure to love.
Choosing the right gift can be a challenge, so
we've gathered up some gift ideas that should be perfect for your car-loving
Mom. Some are practical, some are elegant, but all of them will please a
Mom-on-the-go -- regardless of whether she's cruising a beatup old minivan, or
tearing up the tarmac in something sportier.
Continue reading "AskPatty’s Mother’s Day Gift Guide: Auto-Themed Gift ideas for the Car-Loving Lady" »