As part of social distancing and
government guidelines for safety, many parents suddenly find themselves
adapting to a work-from-home lifestyle. While working around your children can
be rewarding in some ways, it also makes getting work done more challenging.
Working from home with kids can be tough, but you can take a few steps to make
sure you’re staying productive.
Establish a home office
A good general rule for working
from home is setting up a dedicated workspace within the house. Not only does
this make work-life balance easier to achieve, but it helps give your kids
boundaries to let them know when you’re off limits. Lay down ground rules about
what’s appropriate when you’re in the office and make sure your kids stick to
them. Have them knock when the door’s closed or even ask them to slip notes
under the door so you can deal with whatever questions or problems they have
after you’re done with an important task.
Build a schedule
You and your kids both need
stimulation, so working small breaks into your schedule will help you create a
rhythm and keep everyone happy. Having a dedicated 15-minute block for a walk
around the neighborhood or planning to have lunch at the same time every day
creates a nice sense of stability that also gives you and the kids something to
look forward to. What’s more, taking periodic breaks to get up and walk around
will help you stay focus by clearing out the cobwebs when the day gets
These are just some of the many ways that you can boost your productivity and keep your kids satisfied while working from home. Working from home with kids can be challenging, but the reward of being around your little people more than you’re used to is well worth the adjustment. The family at Ken Nelson Chevrolet in Dixon, IL, hopes that you and your family are staying safe in these tough times. If there is anything that we can do to help make your life easier, whether it’s essential service or a new vehicle, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
One of America’s favorite SUVs, the Chevrolet Traverse, is
getting a facelift for the 2022 model year. With redesigned front and rear
fascias, LED headlights and brake lights, four different wheel choices, and a
newly designed grille, the 2022 Chevy Traverse is bound to be one of the best-models
to arrive next year.
The upcoming Traverse will boast sportier looking rear and
front fascias and an updated grille style. You’ll also be able to select from four
different wheel choices. It takes its cues from the Tahoe and Suburban model
refreshes. As Chevrolet exterior design director Holt Ware articulates, “[The
2022 Traverse] gains this new commanding performance and presence we know […]
owners will appreciate.”
The 2022 Traverse will elaborate on the model’s pleasing
array of tech for an engaging and informative driving experience. For starters,
you can enjoy a new 8-inch touch screen which reduces eyestrain. USB ports in
each row will let you keep smart devices charged to full capacity. And there
are even more seating options available in the 2022 Traverse.
Standard safety features
It wouldn’t be a complete makeover if Chevy didn’t throw in a few more standard features on the 2022 Traverse. The refreshed Traverse will include the following protective tools: Automatic Emergency Braking, Following Distance Indicator, IntelliBeam auto high beams, Forward Collision Alert, Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning, and Front Pedestrian Braking.
The Chevrolet Equinox is getting some exciting updates for the 2021 model year. These updates include fresh styling, a new trim level, and more available safety features. With these updates, the Equinox gets even better and more versatile.
The first thing you might notice about the 2021 Chevrolet
Equinox is the new front and rear fascia design. The sharp, new grille gives
the Equinox a more aggressive design. For an even sportier look, you can choose
the new RS trim with a gloss black grille, 19-inch Dark Android wheels, black
side rails, black badging, and black bowties. The styling continues inside with
red accent stitching on the black upholstery.
Standard safety features on the 2021 Equinox will include
Automatic Emergency Braking, Front Pedestrian Braking, Forward Collision Alert,
IntelliBeam® Headlamps, a Rear Vision Camera, a Following Distance Indicator,
and Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning. You will be able to add even
more safety with available options like Automatic Parking Assist, a HD Surround
Vision Camera, and Front and Rear Park Assist.
There will be two engine options to choose from. The base
engine is a 1.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 203
lb-ft of torque. You can get more power from the available 2.0-liter
turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque.
For more information about the upcoming 2021 Equinox, contact us at Ken Nelson Chevrolet. Or stop by to test-drive one of the current Equinox models on our lot.
The impressive array of camera trailering tech is a primary
reason these models earned accolades. Both trucks have the most views possible,
a total of 15, thanks to eight cameras. Surround View enables you to see the
bed, the truck sides, inside the trailer, and the truck’s surroundings.
Transparent View is another feature that gave the Sierra HD
and Silverado HD an edge on the competition. It’s the first system of its kind.
This tech relies on multiple cameras from the back of the trailer and the truck
to give you a full view of what’s behind the trailer, so that the trailer
appears invisible. It provides increased safety and convenience for a variety
of trailering tasks.
The Sierra HD and Silverado HD also have easy-to-use
infotainment systems, wireless charging, and a suite of modern driving
assistance programs. This translates to a connected driving experience so you
can work and play en route to your destination.
ALG has hosted the Technology Innovation Awards only twice, and experts say this year’s winners have set the bar high for the industry. Celebrate these two winning GM trucks for yourself when you stop by Ken Nelson Chevrolet to test-drive them.
Are you looking for unique Valentine’s dates? Skip
the cliché “dinner and a movie” idea and try one of these more original ideas
Sign up for a dance class or see if you can
find a swing dance club in your town. It’s a great way to release some
endorphins while increasing your musicality and physical grace.
Try a “paint-and-sip” class in your area to
express your creativity while sipping on alcoholic beverages. It’s a great way
to spend some quality time with your beloved while creating souvenirs you can
a Special Event at a Museum
Many museums have special after-hours events,
sometimes with cocktails, especially around Valentine’s Day. Check out the
nearest museums’ event calendars to see what might be happening.
Lots of spas have couple packages for
Valentine’s Day. Look into nearby deals and book a spa date for you and your significant
other. It’ll be a relaxing way to spend the day if both of you are in need of
some time to unwind.
You don’t have to splurge on an overnight stay
at an expensive resort to give your partner a fantastic Valentine’s Day. Day
trips to local cities nearby can be a fun, more cost-friendly alternative to
reconnecting with your loved one while exploring new sights, sounds, and
If you need an impressive ride to wow your date with this Valentine’s Day, contact us here at Ken Nelson Chevrolet.