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)

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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 […]

8 Ways to Be Proactive

pink safe

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. […]

Easy Things to Do to Prepare for an Emergency

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photo source September is National Preparedness Month. You might have noticed that I’ve shared a few things about how to be better prepared for an emergency over the past few weeks. There have been plenty of stateside events, big and small, over the last month, to make us think twice about how to handle an […]

Creating Emergency Bags for Your Children


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

mounting furniture

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 […]