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Tracking Teenage Drivers

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday

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As the mother of a teenage driver I am always on pins and needles every time he grabs his keys and leaves the house.  There is just so much they can learn in a classroom setting and even with the mandatory driving hours that are required with a Graduated License, once they are on the road alone it can become a life or death situation.

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Some teenagers are extremely careful and patient drivers, others not so much and unfortunately I have the latter.  I’ve explained to him that driving is a privilege and he should remain ever vigilant when he’s behind the wheel.  There are just too many RIP Markers on the sides of the road and a few of you know that I lost my sister in a car accident on September 14th 1992.

I have argued, nagged and yelled at him to drive slowly and also threatened him with the loss of his car, keys and driving privileges if ever stopped for speeding.

                                                          . yelling mom

It goes in one ear and out the other and so I think the time has come for more drastic measures.  Hubby brought home information from the website Teen Tracking, a plug and play GPS monitoring system and I am seriously considering buying one.

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According to the website The Big Brother GPS Locator/Tracker “allows parents to keep a close eye on their new teen drivers. Notifications on speed and boundary violations. Easy 2-wire installation. Installs under dash for covert operation. PoweredbyGPS® technology.”  The cost is hefty but the piece of mind is priceless and definitely cheaper than the increase to our monthly car insurance rates!

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Has anyone purchased this Teen Tracking monitor or is there another GPS Tracker that you would suggest?

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Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son – It's a Good Day

I woke up Saturday to “Mom…mom…mom” while being poked in the back….”mom mom are we still going shoe shopping? Oh yea, that got me up and going, it was music to my ears. He actually wanted new sneakers but shoe shopping in any shape, fashion or form is a good day. I had two DSW coupons for $25.00 off my next purchase as well as a balance on a gift card so that’s where we were headed but first we stopped at Burlington Coat Factory.  Malik is still on the Graduated License program for supervised driving so I was a passenger on this mission.

It’s a Good Day – my son is taking me shoe shopping!

He found a pair of Cadillac  sneakers for $25.00 (yea Malik) but also 2 jackets and a watch, me…nothing but pictures which I will post later. I’m not sure if they are pairing down the shoe department or waiting for the Fall collections, but they really didn’t have anything that called out “buy me buy me”.   The price of the sneakers and jackets wasn’t bad but the cashier asked if I would complete a phone survey, for which I would receive 20% off the highest priced item.  Sure,  so after completing the survey she re-rang one of the jackets saving me an additional $15.00.  It’s a a Good Day!

Cadillac Sneakers – $24.99

Jacket on clearance for $49.98, but got an additional $14.99 off – paid $34.99

Watch – $19.99

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Next we drove over to DSW, Malik didn’t find anything but I found a cute pair of Chinese Laundry suede pumps for less than $10.00! They were on clearance, 30% off $49.94,  and using my two coupons and gift card nothing came out of my wallet, Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son was a VERY good day!!

Clearance $49.94 plus 30% off plus $25 off coupons = $9.96 – used gift card – paid $0

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Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son – It’s a Good Day

I woke up Saturday to “Mom…mom…mom” while being poked in the back….”mom mom are we still going shoe shopping? Oh yea, that got me up and going, it was music to my ears. He actually wanted new sneakers but shoe shopping in any shape, fashion or form is a good day. I had two DSW coupons for $25.00 off my next purchase as well as a balance on a gift card so that’s where we were headed but first we stopped at Burlington Coat Factory.  Malik is still on the Graduated License program for supervised driving so I was a passenger on this mission.

It’s a Good Day – my son is taking me shoe shopping!

He found a pair of Cadillac  sneakers for $25.00 (yea Malik) but also 2 jackets and a watch, me…nothing but pictures which I will post later. I’m not sure if they are pairing down the shoe department or waiting for the Fall collections, but they really didn’t have anything that called out “buy me buy me”.   The price of the sneakers and jackets wasn’t bad but the cashier asked if I would complete a phone survey, for which I would receive 20% off the highest priced item.  Sure,  so after completing the survey she re-rang one of the jackets saving me an additional $15.00.  It’s a a Good Day!

Cadillac Sneakers – $24.99

Jacket on clearance for $49.98, but got an additional $14.99 off – paid $34.99

Watch – $19.99

$39.99

Next we drove over to DSW, Malik didn’t find anything but I found a cute pair of Chinese Laundry suede pumps for less than $10.00! They were on clearance, 30% off $49.94,  and using my two coupons and gift card nothing came out of my wallet, Saturday Shoe Shopping with Son was a VERY good day!!

Clearance $49.94 plus 30% off plus $25 off coupons = $9.96 – used gift card – paid $0

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Goodwill Donation and Mini Haul

A few Saturdays ago my son drove me to the Middletown Goodwill so that I could donate a box of clothing and electronics.  He’s still working on his 50 hours of supervised drive time as per the state’s Graduated Licensing Program and I enjoyed being chauffeured.

Of course after I donated in the back we went to the front for a little shopping!

Goodwill, Middletown Square Shopping Center, 801 North Broad Street, Middletown, DE  19709

New yellow jeans, unfortunately they were not my size!!!