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Home Alone

By now, your kids are probably deep in the thick of summer laziness – they are bored of the pool, tired of the park, and everyone is feeling a little antsy. Unfortunately, that’s when accidents can happen. It’s never a bad time to review these basic safety

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Let’s Keep Our Lawns – and Ourselves – Safe

For many of our neighbors in St. Louis, summer means more than sunshine and vacations. It also means working in the yard – often with tools that can be dangerous if not used properly. Each year about 400,000 people are treated for injuries from lawn and garden

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Playing With Fire (In The Backyard)

It’s a great feeling to hang out with friends and family around a blazing fire — unless, of course, that fire blazes a little too much. While a fire pit can be a wonderful addition to your home, all fires are potentially dangerous. So before you sit down

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Keep your pets safe during the Fourth of July Fireworks

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the pyrotechnics that mark the holiday. But for our pets, fireworks are another story. Many pets can be traumatized by the noisy rockets and firecrackers so many of us enjoy.   At O’Connor Insurance,

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Know Your Life Insurance Coverage

A colleague sent a letter to me relating a conversation he had about life insurance with one of his friends. Dear Cheryl, I took my friend out to dinner several weeks after her husband passed away. It was one of their favorite places to go, and we

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When Things go BOOM in the Night – Fireworks Safety

For most of us, the Fourth of July is a time to enjoy the company of family and friends, having fun and creating memories – whether at home or on summer vacation. But for some families, the holiday is a nightmare. Homes each year in Missouri are

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Angling for Fishing Safety

One of the best ways to enjoy boating and fishing in Missouri is to share the fun with others – especially your kids or grandkids. We are fortunate to have some of the best waterways right at our fingertips in St. Louis. While expert anglers tend to

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Safety Tips for Amusement Park Fun

The kids are itching to go someplace exciting this summer, and nothing fits the bill like an amusement park – a classic staple of American fun. However, unless you take some safety precautions, an amusement park or water park can also be stressful or even dangerous. So,

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Rage on St. Louis Roads? Not With These 5 Tips

Good manners when you’re behind the wheel – not everyone has them. But, that doesn’t mean you have to get caught up in the rush and the fury. Instead, use these tips to help keep road rage incidents out of our local headlines and, most of all,

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Staying Safe on the Road During Prom and Graduation

High school is full of defining moments for teens and two of the highlights for most are prom and graduation. However, this time of year often sees other, more tragic defining moments – serious car accidents involving teens who are distracted or even under the influence of

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