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Keeping Up with Regular Eye Care

Keeping up with regular eye care can help both you and your family see better as well as keep eye disease at bay. In tenth grade, much to my chagrin, I was given a prescription for eye glasses. This is one of only two photos that I could find of me wearing my specs. (Apologies […]

Get More Sleep

Get more sleep and reap great benefits. I mentioned last week my efforts to end burning¬†the candle at both ends. I want to live a long life — and I’d like to do with my health intact. Relaxing has been one step in the right direction. So has getting more sleep. For years I was […]

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 […]

Grampa John & Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th leading cause of death in the US. But there are ways to learn more about this devastating disease. Meet my younger sisters and Grampa John. The year was 1977 -1978. That was the winter that my grandparents came at Thanksgiving and stayed until Valentine’s Day. They lived in Minnesota, and […]

Stock Your First Aid Kit Thanks to Band-Aid

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to the winners: ssway@, simplyjess829@, mdezendorf@ The Girl tripped earlier today. She was whining and whimpering. I chalked it up to the fact that she’s outgrowing naps. She’d been whining and whimpering for a while. Then I saw the dribble of blood down her leg. Once she saw¬†the dribble […]

Being Prepared for Emergencies When Your Children Are in School

September is Emergency Preparedness Month. Life as MOM contributor JessieLeigh offers some great suggestions for preparing for emergencies while your kids are in school. photo source Bomb threats. Inclement weather. Fire. Sudden illness. Unfortunately, some emergencies happen when your child is at school, away from you. Rather than get yourself in a panic about it, […]