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How I Updated Our Emergency Supplies this Month

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Having emergency supplies on hand can be an important life-saving technique. It can help you and your family weather a difficult time. After years of worrying about earthquakes and other natural disasters, I finally established an emergency supply kit in our garage and created 24-hour go bags for the kids. While we haven’t had to use any […]

Be Prepared for an Emergency

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It’s in the best interests of your family to be prepared for an emergency or natural disaster. Follow these tips to help you get started. Be Prepared for an Emergency No one plans to have a hurricane come through or for a wildfire to take their home. Unfortunately, it’s one of life’s bitter surprises. However, […]

6 Ways to Prepare Your Digital Files for an Emergency

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No one expects to have their computer crash, either due to natural forces or a dying hard drive. But, you can prepare your digital files for an emergency so that they are easily recovered. This post is written by Life as Mom contributor, Linsey Knerl. There is quite a bit of discussion on the internet […]

Safe Travels with Kids

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Are you heading overseas on a vacation or planning ahead for next year? Take heed of these tips for safe travels so that your trip will be fun and secure. Life gets busy and, sometimes, a long-anticipated trip sneaks up on you. You might find yourself not as prepared as you wish you were. Been […]

Emergency Supplies Checklist

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Are you ready for an emergency? It can strike when you least expect it. Get ready with this emergency supply checklist. I grew up in earthquake country, but never experienced a big one. I was off at college at the time. My siblings, however, can still recount how scary it was and how they camped […]

Are You Ready for An Emergency?

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One way to observe 9-11 is to spend a few minutes getting your family better prepared for an emergency. September 11 will be forever etched in our hearts and minds as a day when the world as we knew it changed. Friends and family were lost to us forever. So was the idea that our […]

Create an Emergency Fund

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Setting aside an emergency fund is a great way to buy yourself peace of mind as well as funds to deal with that crazy thing you didn’t plan for. Photo credit:Lending Memo About eight years ago, I was pregnant with our fifth child. My husband was self-employed. I made zero income. We’d made some good […]

Prepare for an Emergency (Zone Defense)

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While we can’t be fully prepared for everything that could happen, there are plenty of things that we can do to make life a little more comfortable in the case of an emergency. Over the weekend, our power went out in the middle of the night. It was a beastly hot night, and since we […]