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Creating Emergency Bags for Your Children

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The following is written by LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: photo source: Nasa My husband and I are preparedness-type people.  It’s difficult for me to imagine being unable to feed my children in the event of a major disaster.  So I want to be as prepared as can be. While we have enough food and water for […]

An Easy Way to Secure Furniture for Safety

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When I was little, my family home had a den. Yes, that’s what we called man caves in the 70s. My dad had his desk, his big black vinyl armchair, and the TV in this room. My sisters and I spent a lot of time in this room; duh, the TV was there. It had […]

Keeping Valuables Safe in an Emergency

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I’ve never been one to own things that I was worried about being stolen, unless, of course, it was one of my children. Most of our physical belongings have more sentimental value than they do anything else. But, quite honestly, I’ve been remiss in protecting those things. For years I was clueless that bugs could […]

How Prepared Are You?

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photo source My sister was without power for six days in the wake of Irene recently. While they were all fine and healthy, it was hard to go that long without a basic utility. Thankfully, they had warning in order to prepare — and at least picked up a camping stove before the storm hit. […]

Energize Me!

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photo source Coffee, soda, vitamin supplements. Those used to be the things that I relied on to have the energy to get through the day. Today, believe it or not, I’ve cut down on coffee and I’ve cut out soda completely. Yes, yes, I did. The Daily Vanilla Coke girl gave up her habit. And […]

Teaching Your Kids to Drive Before They Are Old Enough

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My boys are aged 14, 10, 9, and 7. None of them is of driving age. But, just as I anticipate a significant increase in my grocery bill and household milk consumption over the next ten years, so do I also realize that my blood pressure and patience may be put to the test as […]

Be Prepared for Emergencies

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photo source You’ve no doubt seen the devastation that has rippled its way through Japan. In other parts of the world, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding have wreaked havoc on the inhabitants there. Natural disasters are an unfortunate part of life. And springtime brings that to mind. I remember when we lived in Kansas the […]

Eat Your Veggies!

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I’m finding myself hard pressed to get my kids to eat cooked veggies these days, especially as we explore new worlds and weird vegetables. Find yourself in the same situation? Well, I guess we both need to read my recent article in Calgary’s Child Magazine about how to get your kids to eat more fruits […]