Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Tips On How To Create a Disaster Plan for Crisis

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time, and the emergency situations that follow can typically involve life-altering decisions, actions and consequences. No matter what region you and your family live in and regardless of which large-scale threat your area could be subject to, being prepared is crucial to handling these frightening situations in a proper manner. Following these tips can help you be ready for emergency scenarios. Understand potential threats. The starting point for … Continue Reading →
4 Family Roadtrip Tips for Safety

4 Family Roadtrip Tips for Safety

I grew up taking lots of family roadtrips during the summer. Always a lot of fun. Sometimes we forget about being safe though so today I’m sharing 4 family roadtrip tips for safety. (Family Features) There are few better times for a road trip than during the summer months when the sun is bright and the kids are out of school. Despite the expected rise in gas prices, AAA reports 79 percent of families are … Continue Reading →
5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

5 Ways to Protect Your Family in 2017

Our world can be a scary place these days and we want to protect our family. There are lots of ways to achieve family protection. Many people think about protection in terms of physical acts, such as practicing safe driving, but there are many more aspects of your lifestyle and home that affect your loved ones’ safety. Here are five very important ways to protect you and your family in the new year courtesy of … Continue Reading →
I Am A Victim of Domestic Violence Plus Domestic Violence Infographic

I Am A Victim of Domestic Violence Plus Domestic Violence Infographic

I am a victim of domestic violence. That is a really hard sentence to write or say out loud… I mean really hard. I actually told the story about the last physical event early this year on my Mother’s Day post, Sadness on Mother’s Day. Even though I knew it was domestic violence I just didn’t want to say those words. It’s my own son. How does this happen? Most people think of domestic violence as women … Continue Reading →
Yes, I am here still!

Yes, I am here still!

Yikes! It has been over a week since I have posted anything here on the blog. I’m so sorry. I promise, I am here still. Life has just been a bit crazy though. Everyday I say I am setting aside this amount of time to blog and then something happens and I don’t do it. Ugh. I used to be able to stay up late to work, but now, with the twins, I’m exhausted by … Continue Reading →
I’m a Grandma! Welcome Violet and Valerie!

I’m a Grandma! Welcome Violet and Valerie!

My granddaughters have arrived! Please welcome Violet and Valerie! This is one very in love grandma today! At about 2:30 am this morning my son woke me up and let me know that Caitlan’s water had broke. We jumped in the car and headed to the hospital. A few hours later the twins arrived! Caitlan is doing well and was such a trooper. The girls are definitely preemies, but so far they are doing great … Continue Reading →
Grandma In Training

Grandma In Training

Yes, I’m officially a grandma in training! Yesterday Catilan and I headed to the store so she could register for baby shower gifts. It is amazing to me how many new types of baby products there are out there! I have a lot to learn. It really just seems like yesterday that my son was a baby so I was shocked at all the changes. This outing also made me realize that I’ve been giving … Continue Reading →
National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Taking the Time to Plan April 16

Today I am sharing an article about National Healthcare Decisions Day which is on April 16. I really feel like this is important information for all of us to have. (Disclosure: I have been compensated to share, but I feel strongly about this topic.) It may seem like a somber topic, but it is much easier to have the conversation now. This is for all adults, not just senior citizens. For those of you in … Continue Reading →
Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family Dinner Table Conversations: Tips and Ideas to Get Your Family Talking

Family dinners are important. They are not always possible, but we do make it a priority in our home. Along with eating together we use this time to talk to each other and have interesting conversations. These talks are actually the most important part of the time together I think. Over the years when T has had friends over they have been shocked that we sit down together and really talk. I see this when … Continue Reading →
Meet Annie: Our New Olde English Bulldog

Meet Annie: Our New Olde English Bulldog

You all know I adore my three cats, Peaches, Lottie, and Ozzie, but now we have added a new furry family member. Meet Annie! We adopted her right before Christmas. It was a totally unexpected adoption. I went to PetSmart to get some gifts for my cats and for other pets in our family and Needy Paws happened to be having an adoption event in the store. I passed by them but right on the … Continue Reading →