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Grampa John & Alzheimer’s

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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 […]

Being Prepared for Emergencies When Your Children Are in School

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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

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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” […]

Keep a Record of Valuable Possessions

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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 […]

8 Ways to Be Proactive

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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

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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

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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 […]