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, […]

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 […]