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Turn Off the Phone or Leave it at Home

Turn off your phone or leave it home and be more in the moment than you would be otherwise. No doubt you’ve read more than a few articles or blog posts about how folks misuse their phones to the detriment of their relationships. It’s a hard line to determine between when a phone is a […]

Let Your Child Choose

I took FishChick4 shopping with me the other day. We were just going to go to Trader Joe’s. Until I remembered we needed a new pencil sharpener. Ours bit the dust, as it does every school year. We use a lot of pencils apparently. And we’d gotten to the point that my son was going […]

31 Days to Smell the Roses

I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants. And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a […]

Zone Defense: Emergency Preparedness

There’s no better time than the present to prepare for an emergency. We don’t get to schedule those. This month on Zone Defense, we’ve been preparing for emergencies. I know, no one thinks it’s going to happen to them. And chances are, it won’t. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s […]

Emergency Meals (Ultimate Recipe Swap)

No one expects an emergency situation to happen to them. But, discomfort and anxiety can be controlled a little if we plan for one and have some emergency foods stored. There are emergency meals and there are emergency meals. The former occurs when your meal plan collapses and you’re not sure what to fix for […]

Store a 3-Day Emergency Supply

Would you know what to do in an emergency? Do you have emergency supplies stocked just in case? Time to think about it. photo source The following content is brought to you, in part, by Federal Signal: One of the things that has been on my to-do list for a very, very long time has […]

Make A Nature Frame for Your Fall Photos

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Collect specimens on your nature walks this fall to turn into a fun frame for autumn photos. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, shows you how. Now that Fall is here, the weather is cooling off, and it’s a perfect time for taking walks and enjoying the changes in nature. I can’t wait to head out […]

An Easy Fall Feast (URS: Fall Favorites)

Fall is replete with things to celebrate: cooler weather, changing leaves, and good eats. Here’s an autumnal menu to get you started. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. After the heat of summer, I welcome the cool nights, the chill that lingers in the morning air, and the lovely produce that comes with […]