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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 […]

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 […]

Pregnancy & Surviving the Heat of Summer

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The following is a post from LifeasMOM contributor Lauren: I’ve been pregnant several times throughout the hot summer months. With morning sickness. In North Carolina. Heat + all-day morning sickness = a hot, irritable mama So what do you do if you are pregnant during those 95+ degree days and you have children who need […]

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 […]

Be Prepared on the Road

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photo source This week is all about getting good habits going. And one good habit to institute if you haven’t already is being prepared in the event of car trouble. We’ve all had those mishaps when our wheels let us down. I know we have. Oh yes, yes, we have. There was the time when […]