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February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama! Posted:February 09, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

February Survival Mom of the Month: MilkweedMama!

The winner of the Survival Mom of the Month (February) is Faith, aka MilkweedMama.  Faith has an inspiring story to share as well as some fantastic advice!  Faith wins a copy of Survival Mom, a $25 Amazon [...]

Home Protection: Fire Safety Posted:February 07, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Home Protection: Fire Safety

Guest post by Thomas Bryant, a licensed Fire Protection professional, who blogs at Cube 2 Farm Protecting and defending your home has much more to do with your family than your possessions. The lives inside your home [...]

32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able to Do ASAP! Posted:September 25, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

32 Survival Skills Your Child Should Know and Be Able to Do ASAP!

This list by Becky P. was a finalist in our List Contest. Thanks, Becky, for an excellent entry! Knowledge is something that takes time to develop, so we need to start teaching the next generation now. [...]

One in a million. Would your spouse live the off-grid lifestyle? Posted:September 24, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

One in a million. Would your spouse live the off-grid lifestyle?

Guest post by Dan of Surviving Survivalism. One in a million spouses, that is, would dare live the survivalist/self-sufficient lifestyle. The thought came to me as I watched my wife, Sheila, sweep the plywood floors of [...]

8 Vital skills to teach your children that will trump an Ivy League education Posted:July 07, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

8 Vital skills to teach your children that will trump an Ivy League education

A few weeks ago I was in a particularly depressed mood. That’s not the norm for me, but this time it was completely justified. I was pondering my children’s futures. College prices have sky-rocketed, far surpassing [...]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 9, Our Favorite Things Posted:December 22, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 9, Our Favorite Things

I was never an avid Oprah fan, but every year I looked forward to her holiday episode, “Oprah’s Favorite Things.”  If you haven’t seen one of these episodes, they were pretty spectacular.  Oprah would present about [...]

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3, Light Up Someone’s Holiday Posted:December 15, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

The 12 Days of Christmas: Day 3, Light Up Someone’s Holiday

Do you ever get tired of all the beautiful, sparkling lights decorating trees and homes at this time of year?  I never do.  I love watching the faces of our kids when they spy yet another [...]

Raising Children in a Chaotic World Posted:November 27, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Raising Children in a Chaotic World

Guest post by John A. Heatherly, author of Survival Template. The best way to manage an overwhelming emergency or crisis is to break it up into manageable parts. This method of organized dissection improves rational thinking, [...]

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Hold your loved ones close Posted:October 08, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

INSTANT SURVIVAL TIP: Hold your loved ones close

In times of stress, too often husbands and wives turn on each other.  Maybe it’s the, “If I’m miserable, I want everybody to be miserable,” mindset.  Whether the stress is caused by money problems or just [...]

Posted:August 17, 2011 By:The Survival Mom

Surviving the Family Road Trip

Apple pie.  The American flag.  The family road trip.  All long-standing American traditions, and this summer the Paranoid Dad and I decided to maintain the tradition of the road trip.  It was our turn to pack up the [...]