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Packing Tips for Kids

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When I go out of town without my kids I like to pack their bags efficiently. This is so that those watching them know exactly what is what and where things are without having to dig. I’ve found packing in the following way really helps those who are watching my kids to have a stress-free experience. Further,

5 Steps to Prepare Your Yard for Winter

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Cleaning up and preparing for winter can be a fun family activity. Here are five quick ways to winterize your yard. 1- Turn off and drain sprinklers. Depending on your sprinkler system and area the protocol for turning off your sprinklers may be different than ours. We simply turn off our yard water, then turn the

How To Store Water in Case of Disaster or Need

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Water storage is vital in many predicaments. A year ago a serious flash flood hit my sister’s little community. Homes were flooded, the highway disappeared, and a nearby dam was threatening to break. It was scary. My sister’s water could have been shut off at any minute. Knowing that she and her family had water

Home Fire Proof Safes: Why Have Them & What to Put In Them

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Accidents happen. I’ve known some people whose homes have been completely burned or ruined by natural disasters. Other people I know have suddenly lost the bread-winner or financial leader of the family. These unfortunate incidents although rare, do happen at random. It really is a wise thing to prepare in case such incidents do occur

Labor Bag Packing List for Scheduled C-Sections

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A reader emailed me and asked me to provide a list on what to pack for a scheduled C-Section. I asked around, scoured the internet, and surprisingly found out a lot about C-Sections! Read about the items you’ll most likely want with you below: 1. Insurance card/ID/Medical Papers – All your identification papers (your insurance

How to Protect Your Loved Ones from Market Corrections and Economic Downturns

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Market corrections have historically occurred about every 6-8 years in America, the last being in 2008-2009, and before that 2002. Some have been much worse than others. But the last two (in the past 15 years) experienced over a 40% drop. Many investors and economists say that we are at a place where a market correction could

The One Year Week-by-Week Family Emergency Plan

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It is crucial for peace of mind and financial stability to be ready for natural disasters, economic downturns, or emergencies. If you want to put food and supplies aside for such a time but are just too busy or can’t afford it all at once, don’t worry.This course will make getting your family prepared for

4 Reasons to Have Food Storage in Times of Non-Emergency

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*Article written by Karen Jensen, my sister and co-author of our book Living a Rich Life as a Stay-at-Home Mom: How to Build a Successful Financial Foundation for You and Your Children. Welcome Karen, Shortly after my husband and I were married we decided to work on building a food storage supply. We didn’t have

How to Prepare for Natural Disasters

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In the last 24 hours, my sister’s town, Moapa Valley, Nevada was on a high flood alert. Homes were flooded, the power went out, people were stranded in or out of their homes, kids were stranded at schools and had to spend the night there, and many people abandoned their vehicles to get to safety.

11 Pregnancy “Must-Carry-With-You-Items”

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It’s nice to have a check list of helpful things to carry with in your purse while pregnant. I really like preparing for the unexpected, being comfortable during pregnancy, and saving money. All of the items mentioned below are extremely helpful, increase comfort while pregnant, and 90% of them cost less than $1.00 per item.

11 Steps to Throwing a Fun and Stress-Free Party

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  Planning a party can be a bit overwhelming. Especially if you really want it to be memorable and fun. I’ve found that breaking the party planning and prepping down into 11 steps makes everything go much more smoothly. By following these steps you can have an amazing, yet stress-free party! 1. Start early (at

How To Prepare for, React to, & Recover from ‘ The Earthquake’

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My sister has lived in Los Angeles for two years and has already been in 2 earthquakes. They were smaller, but she felt them. One occurred while she was in her apartment and the other happened while she was driving. When I lived in Taiwan (teaching English) I experienced an earthquake as well. It was

Top 7 Proven Ways to Get Hired

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Before my son was born I was an office and hiring manager at a company. Each time I advertised to hire someone, I received over 100 resumes. I interviewed a lot of people. I’ve learned that there are things that can hinder your ability to be hired. There are also ways to increase your chances of getting

This Unique Pocket-Sized Device Will Help Protect You and Your Children From Theft, Abductions, Animal Attacks, and Rape

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Once in a while I’m reminded of how scary the world can be. The other day my 24-year-old beautiful blonde sister unknowingly went to a very scary part of town in L.A. She was supposed to be meeting family who were from out of town. Nobody realized how dangerous the neighborhood that they agreed to

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