Things Every Woman Should Know

by Caryn Murray

It’s okay to ask for help when you need it, but the following are things that every woman should know how to do without needing to ask for help.

  1. Check the Oil

    You may already know that your oil needs to be changed every 3 months or 3,000 miles. (Whichever comes first.) But any woman who drives a car should know how to check the oil. If the oil is low, or dirty, this can cause damage to the vehicle. It’s much safer to check your oil at least once a week and make sure everything is as it should be.

    Woman and Her Car

  2. Let Go

    Women are emotional beings, and that is as much of a gift as it can be a curse. When somebody or something causes us pain, we find it much easier to hold onto that weight. It is important to learn any lessons needed out of the situation and move on. Letting go is a gift we can learn to do on our own to live a happier life.

  3. Build a Campfire

    There are many survival tricks that are fun to learn, and if you enjoy spending time outdoors then you may already know a thing or two about how to survive in the wild (just in case.) But every woman should know how to build a campfire on her own, just because.

  4. Change a Tire

    Another important thing for any driver to know is how to change a tire on your own. You may have a spare tire, and a cell phone, but it is much safer to be prepared for the absolute worst case scenario of a flat tire where you will need to do it yourself without phoning a friend.

    Woman Changing a Tire

  5. Kill a Spider

    Yeah, I’m having a hard time with this one myself.

  6. Use a Screwdriver and a Hammer

    Sure, you know how to use these tools… but many women will wait for a man to complete a household task that is as easy as using a hammer or a screwdriver. Rather than waiting for a long period of time, you can just do it yourself.

  7. Make a Staple Meal

    Most women already know how to cook several amazing dishes, but every woman should have a staple dish. When people think of their mother or grandmother, they often recall one particular menu item that this person made the best of. What is yours?

  8. Basic Self Defense

    Women should know basic self defense tips, because we are more likely to be victimized but that doesn’t mean we have to be a victim.

  9. Live Within Your Means, and Enjoy Life!

    Money is a stressful topic for nearly everyone, but when you learn to plan out a budget, live within that budget, and enjoy life on a daily basis then you are truly a happier, healthier, and stronger woman!


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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from Safety Girl

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, on May 12, and Safety Girl’s online store has tons of Mother’s Day gift ideas that will show your mom you care about her and her safety. Read on to learn about just a few of our great suggestions.

If your mom is handy and likes to do a lot of work around the house or at her job, the classic Pink Tool Belt from Safety Girl is a perfect gift idea for her. This pink tool belt shares all of the same features as other tool belts, but the fun pink color adds feminine flair. The tool belt is made of heavy-duty suede and has a waist that fits sizes 30 to 42 inches. With nine pockets and two hammer loops, your mom will have enough room for all her hand tools. This tool belt is also great for hair stylists and any other woman who is required to carry lots of tools or small instruments at work. Order one of these great belts today from Safety Girl’s website for only $14.99!

If your mom likes to do yard work, she needs a great pair of gloves to keep her hands protected, and the Ironclad Tuff-Chix Women’s Work Gloves are perfect for her. These gloves were inspired by Paige Hemmis, Extreme Makeover – Home Edition star, who asked Tuff Chix to make a glove that was tough enough to build houses but were built for women’s hands. These gloves have tons of great features, including a seamless fingertip design for added comfort and nail protection and reinforced fingernail guards. The gloves are anatomically patterned to fit a woman’s hand with maximum comfort, and they include a washable, synthetic leather palm with patented flex protection so they won’t restrain hand movement. Order your mom a pair of these great gloves today in sizes small, medium, or large for only $18.99!

Pink Hard Hats Galore

Staying protected has never been so fashionable! If you need a hard hat for your job, Safety Girl has the best selection, the best colors, and the best prices on the Internet. With such a wide variety of brands, colors, and styles, you’ll be sure to find the perfect hard hat that suits the needs of both your job and your fashion sense.

The Pink Hard Hat by North offers the best in versatility and affordability for the perfect head protection. Made with a grooved HDPE (high density polyethylene) outer shell, this hat will keep you protected in a variety of work environments. For extra safety as well as comfort, this hat also includes a rain trough, accessory slots, ratchet adjustment, and four-point nylon suspension. And the best part, the hat comes in a brilliant hot pink! For a low price of just $10.99, you’ll be the most stylish worker on the job!

Another great hard hat the offers both durability and affordability is the Pink Pyramex Hard Hat with Ratchet Suspension. Like the North hard hat, the Pyramex hard hat features a high-density polyethylene outer shell for the best in durability. With a low-profile design, replaceable soft brow pad, four-point ratchet suspension, rain troughs, and accessory slots, this hat will keep you safe and offer the best in comfort as well. Available in hot pink for only $7.91, you can’t go wrong with this hat.

In need of a more serious hard hat, but still want to maintain your style? The Skull Bucket Aluminum Hard Hat is a Type 1, Class C hard hat and the only aluminum hard hat in compliant with ANSI Z89, 1-2003 standards. This hat is great for construction, demolition, logging, blasting, drilling, and so much more! Although this hard hat is more of an investment than some of Safety Girl’s more economical hard hats, you’ll still get the best price around for this Skull Bucket. At Safety Girl’s website, you’ll find this powder-coated light pink hard hat for just $66.50, a savings of over $23 off the list price!

These are just three of the many durable and stylish hard hats you can find at Safety Girl. Visit Safety Girl’s website today to see more!

National Women’s Health Week

Women all over the country are celebrating National Women’s Health Week, May 13-19, 2012. This weeklong observance begins every year on Mother’s Day (the second Sunday in May), and is coordinated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office on Women’s Health with the goal of uniting communities, businesses, government, and health organizations in an effort to promote better women’s health.

“It’s Your Time” is the theme for this year’s National Women’s Health Week, and this year’s events place special emphasis on encouraging women to take the time to lower their risk of developing lifestyle related diseases by improving physical and mental wellness. This year, the Office of Women’s Health is placing special emphasis on the following five health tips:

  1. Get at least 2 hours and 30 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 1 hour and 15 minutes of intense physical activity, or a combination of these two activity levels every week
  2. Eat a nutritious diet
  3. Visit a doctor to receive regular checkups and preventative tests
  4. Avoid unhealthy behaviors (including smoking, drinking, and even driving without a seatbelt)
  5. Maintain good mental health (including managing stress effectively and getting enough rest every night)

Women’s health events vary by state, city, and community, but include races, fitness classes, fun runs and walks, health fairs, luncheons, classes, and lectures. On the national level, women are encouraged to take the National Woman Challenge and the National Woman’s Checkup Day Pledge. In conjunction with President Obama’s fitness challenges, the National Women’s Health Week Woman Challenge encourages women to commit to almost daily routine physical activity for six weeks. The National Women’s Checkup Day Pledge, motivates women to schedule regular check ups and preventative screenings and schedule at least one health screening this month.

Although women’s health is a popular topic, women’s health day is an important week to bring women’s health to the forefront of our minds. As women, we are often caregivers for loved ones—including parents, spouses, and children—or work in a care giving or service field. With our focus often on the health and well being of others, it’s easy for us to put our own health at a lower priority level. This week, or this month, make a resolution to think about your own health and wellness a little more by taking important steps towards a healthier lifestyle.