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My sister-in-law Jenna and I during a New Year's Eve sing-off.

My sister-in-law Jenna and I during a New Year’s Eve sing-off and chair dancing session.

This post was written in partnership with Responsibility.org

I come from a long line of party animals. 

My siblings and I love to laugh, sing, dance, and have fun – and we never have more fun than when we’re all together.

And yes, “adult” beverages are a part of our family’s holiday traditions, along with raucous card games, loud sing-a-longs and dance-offs, and more laughter than seems possible.

When we were kids, social norms surrounding drinking and driving were more lax, and I definitely remember piling into cars with moderately inebriated adults at one time or another. But as the saying goes, when you know better, you do better. Not only do I need to keep my family and myself safe, but I also try to remember that my kids are watching and taking their cues from the choices we adults make. 

And as much as my siblings and I love to have a good time – and for us, a few cocktails or glasses of wine often accompany that good time – we’ve learned that making a plan to keep everyone safe can be surprisingly easy.

Here are some of the ways we plan safe transportation for ourselves and guests during the holiday season…and all year round: [click to continue…]

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