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, […]

Make 24-Hour Go Bags for Your Kids

Make Go Bags for your kids so that you are prepared for an evacuation in the case of an emergency. I’ve been meaning to “get better prepared for emergencies” for awhile now. Last year I did some small things like stock more water and store our important papers in a fireproof box. We never “think” […]

Get Your Reusable Water Bottles Ready to Go (& a Giveaway from Contigo)

It used to be that I had a hoard of bottled water in my car and in the garage. It was easy to cart water that way. Quick, too. It was right there with us all the time. However, disposable plastic bottles aren’t good for the environment, and in some cases can emit harmful chemicals […]

Keep a Record of Valuable Possessions (Frugal Friday)

Keeping a written record of your valuable (ie replaceable) possessions can save you a lot of stress if a natural disaster, theft, or fire strikes your home. It’s common knowlege that we frugalites like to make sure we get a good deal on the things that we purchase. There’s also the understanding that we take […]

Foods that Comfort Kids After Orthodontia

Any kid subject to orthodontia work is going to struggle with pain as well as hunger. Here’s our list of foods to comfort kids after a trip to the ortho. Over the last five years we’ve ushered three of our children into the world of orthodontia. We’ve done palatal expanders, retainers, and braces, among other […]

8 Ways to Be Proactive

photo source Last month we talked in-depthly about emergency preparedness. As they say, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” The inconvenience now of being proactive about things can save lots of headaches, pain, and maybe even worse, later on. Here are 8 ways I’ve been thinking about to be more proactive, […]

Make the Time for Monthly Self-Exams

This is the Great Aunt Cass. She’s my mom’s younger sister and one of my favorite people in the world. She was the glamorous aunt who didn’t have kids and jetsetted all over the world when I was a child. She looked a lot like Wonder Woman back then which was definitely an added perk. […]