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31 Days to Smell the Roses

I took “the Baby” shopping with me today at Trader Joe’s. The first thing you see when you walk in is the flower section. Lover of all things pink, she immediately asked that we buy pink roses. At four-years old, she knows what she wants. And for six bucks I can splurge. It was a […]

Zone Defense: Emergency Preparedness

There’s no better time than the present to prepare for an emergency. We don’t get to schedule those. This month on Zone Defense, we’ve been preparing for emergencies. I know, no one thinks it’s going to happen to them. And chances are, it won’t. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. It’s […]

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 […]

Make A Nature Frame for Your Fall Photos

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Collect specimens on your nature walks this fall to turn into a fun frame for autumn photos. Life as MOM contributor, Janel, shows you how. Now that Fall is here, the weather is cooling off, and it’s a perfect time for taking walks and enjoying the changes in nature. I can’t wait to head out […]

An Easy Fall Feast (URS: Fall Favorites)

Fall is replete with things to celebrate: cooler weather, changing leaves, and good eats. Here’s an autumnal menu to get you started. Fall is probably one of my favorite seasons. After the heat of summer, I welcome the cool nights, the chill that lingers in the morning air, and the lovely produce that comes with […]

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 […]

99 Days Until Christmas?

The countdown has begun. But, don’t be alarmed. A little planning now will make for a simpler season. Who knew that Christmas was only 99 days away?! With the hundred degree temps we’ve been having, it’s hard to imagine ever wearing a coat or hunting down a Christmas tree. But the day will be here […]