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A Parent’s Guide to Spring Break Survival

Guest blog contributor: Dawn Nieves, blogger and mother of two

With Spring Break right around the corner, travel plans are well under way for not only my family but millions of other families as well. Spring Break is the perfect time to escape the cold temperatures of winter (for most of us!) to someplace a little bit warmer. One of the things I take into account before planning any sort of family vacation is just how friendly the destination is for younger kids and teens alike.

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How Lori Used Life360 to Catch a Car Thief

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Lori, who offered to share her own exciting story about how Life360 helped find her stolen car.

It was 4:42 pm on the day before Thanksgiving – Lori had just finished running a personal errand and was headed back to help with the remaining flower deliveries at her flower shop in Newport, NY. Lori called ahead to make sure the deliveries were prepared and left on the back counter for her to quickly run in and pick up. Lori had owned the flower shop for 31 years and business always got extra busy around the holiday season.

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How Life360 Helped Kim Get Help for Her Daughter

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Kim, who offered to share her own story about how Life360 helped get her daughter help on the road.

It was a typical Wednesday morning for Kim and her family. Kim and her husband were already at work and Kim’s daughter was preparing to leave the house to drive her brother and herself to school. At 7:25am Kim received a push notification that her daughter had left the house for school, so per routine, Kim opened the app, tapped her son’s avatar and saw that they were moving.

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A Mom’s Perspective: Responsible Winter Driving

Guest blog contributor: Dawn Nieves, blogger and mother of two

Living in New Jersey my entire life, I’ve have had plenty of experience driving in less than stellar road conditions. It’s just part of life in living in the Northeast. Although I’m pretty used to driving in inclement weather, it’s something you never really get used to. Winter weather can be unpredictable. One day the weather is just a cold New Jersey day and the next we’re in the middle of a major winter storm.

Even with all the experience I’ve had, it’s still not something I enjoy. I’ll never forget the first time my car slid on icy roads. It was such a scary experience that taught me to exercise extreme caution driving during the winter months. Driving in unfavorable conditions is inevitable (for most people), so both my family and myself practice responsible driving rules to ensure we make it to our destination safely.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about Life360

If you’re reading this blog post, you’ve likely heard of Life360, and you’re familiar with what it is — at least at a high level.

You probably know it helps families and close friends stay connected by creating a “Circle” of loved ones in the app. For some peace of mind, you can get real-time location info on each other, seen on a private map, and even opt for automated alerts whenever someone arrives or leaves a destination. You can also communicate with each other in a group chat, based on your Circle, inside the iOS or Android app.

But you already knew all this, didn’t you?

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How Stacia Used Life360 to Find Her Missing Fiancé

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have ease-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Stacia C., who offered to share her own story about how Life360 helped locate her missing fiancé.

On a rainy Friday evening, Stacia’s fiancé stopped by his friends house after work. It had been raining on and off all day, and when he finally left his friend’s house he texted Stacia that he was on his way home. Knowing that it only takes 10 minutes door to door, Stacia began cooking dinner. After 20 minutes passed and he still wasn’t home, Stacia began to worry, calling and texting him multiple times. Read more »

Help! We’re about to have teen drivers in the house

Life360 Guest Blogger: Marc Saltzman, USA Today columnist

As a father of three teenagers – twin 16-year-olds and a 14-year-old – life can be hectic in our house, as you can imagine (or relate). Along with high school, they all work part-time, take dance classes, and have busy social lives.

To complicate matters somewhat, my job takes me all over North America as a journalist, broadcaster and speaker, plus my wife Kellie is a part-time kick-box instructor and heavily involved in charity work.

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How Life360 Helps Me Manage Holiday Family Coordination

Life360 Guest Contributor: Dawn Nieves, from A New Dawnn 

The holiday season is probably my favorite time of year. I love the festive feel throughout the stores while shopping, baking homemade cookies and spending time with all those I hold dear. It can also be a hectic time of year trying to fit in, organize, and manage all the fun holiday activities.

One thing that has become tradition for us is visiting a local amusement park’s holiday light show. The holiday light show is a two-mile long car ride through a display of millions of lights. Since it’s an activity the whole family can enjoy, we typically go as a large group with my sister and her kids. Read more »

How Life360 helped Valery Get Back on the Road

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Valery H., who offered to share her experience with Life360’s roadside assistance.

Valery was first introduced to Life360 through her pastor, who had been using Life360’s Driver Protect features to keep his new teen driver safe on the road. Valery became immediately interested in the additional driving safety features because her husband’s car was not in top condition. However, it was Valery’s car that began making a funny noise almost exactly a year after signing up for Driver Protect. Read more »

How Life360 Helped Lauren’s Son Recover His Stolen Phone

Our users at Life360 often share stories of how they’re using the app – whether it’s about how they are staying connected with their families or have peace-of-mind from monitoring new teenage drivers. The stories of gratitude we receive on a daily basis keeps us working hard to constantly improve our app. We recently connected with one of our users, Lauren J., who offered to share her experience using Life360 to find her son’s stolen phone.

Lauren was working at the salon when she received a frantic phone call from her son. He was at school and someone had stolen his cell phone out of his cubby while he was at ROTC practice. She immediately drove up to the school with her husband to meet with an administrator and see what could be done to get her son’s phone back. Read more »