Moms Seek the Warmth of Home, Family

Survey finds nearly 60 percent of families would choose a “vacation at home” over other destinations.

Daleville, Ind., November 2, 2009 – According to a recent national survey more than 80 percent of families are finding it difficult to escape everyday responsibilities and spend more time together.* In fact, women say that if daily responsibilities were alleviated, nearly 60% would choose spending time with their families at home instead of going on a remote vacation.*

Lifestyle balancing expert and best-selling author Mary LoVerde understands the importance of taking time to relax in today’s fast-paced society. LoVerde explains, “In a world that demands better, more, faster, and sooner, re-energizing is necessary. Taking a moment to pause and re-energize your life gives you the time to connect with loved ones.”

The national survey proved families are in great need of everyday balance. Interesting statistics include:

  • Top daily responsibilities women claim to cause the most stress include cleaning the house (66 percent), work outside the home (45 percent) and making dinner (39 percent). Not surprisingly, these are also the daily responsibilities they would easily hand over.
  • Women today define a relaxing evening at home as one with no ringing phones (52 percent), a bubble bath (43 percent) or a warm fire in the fireplace (34 percent).

Mary LoVerde is teaming up with Pine Mountain firelogs in hopes to provide tips on the importance of connecting with family at home. Mary LoVerde’s insight helps families nationwide reduce the stresses in their lives and add more warmth to everyday living.

Take The Ultimate Vacation – at Home

LoVerde is lending a hand connecting families through the Win the Ultimate Vacation at Home program. The program is designed to help families slow down today’s high stress pace of life and enjoy the special moments. The national program runs from September 1, 2009 through February 28, 2010 supporting Pine Mountain firelogs call for all to benefit from “More Warmth. More Time. More Life.”

In addition to Mary LoVerde’s life balancing tips, the Pine Mountain brand will offer the winner $5,000 in stress relieving services and $5,000 in cash. Whether individuals choose a chauffer, a housekeeping service or a personal chef, the Pine Mountain brand is pleased to be alleviating these daily responsibilities and helping families slow down, relax and enjoy a “vacation at home.”

“We are excited to team up with Mary to demonstrate simple solutions for relaxing with family and friends,” said Mendy Aul, Vice President and General Manager for Pine Mountain firelogs. “Through tips and adding the warmth of a Pine Mountain fire, families can truly enjoy the benefits of time at home.”

The Win the Ultimate Vacation at Home program offers families the break they are looking for — more warmth by a cozy fire, more time with family and more life without daily stresses.

About Pine Mountain Brand

Pine Mountain firelogs, a top selling brand of firelogs in the United States, has been adding warmth and a cozy ambience to any occasion for more than 20 years. Pine Mountain brand is a leader in the production and distribution of firelog options, including: Multi-purpose firelogs, 100% Natural firelogs, Java-Log® firelogs, firestarters, and outdoor firelogs. For more information, visit or Pine Mountain® brand is part of Jarden Home Brands, a segment of Jarden Corporation (NYSE: JAH).

*According to a national survey conducted by Impulse Research of married women 35-55 with children. The overall sampling error rate for this survey is +/-3% at the 95% level of confidence