Archive for ' At Home'

Frugal Fall Planting Posted:September 28, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Frugal Fall Planting

Great tips here! Pin for later! Fall is not necessarily considered a time for planting, especially for folks in the colder growing zones. However, fall plant sales at your local nursery or greenhouse should not be [...]

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass? Posted:September 27, 2014 By:Jamie S.

A Life Skills Test For Kids: Does Your Child Pass?

With kids back in school their focus is often on passing their math final, or English test – but what about a test for everyday life skills? In the past, Home Economic classes where the norm, but [...]

Common-Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: A Gun is No Big Deal Posted:September 25, 2014 By:Liz Long

Common-Sense Strategies for Teaching Gun Safety: A Gun is No Big Deal

I don’t know if the anti-gun trend is still fashionable or not, but when I was raising my young children, it certainly was. I decided that my two year-old son would not be playing with a [...]

House Hunting for Preppers Posted:September 23, 2014 By:Amy Van Riper

House Hunting for Preppers

Moving from one home to another can be both stressful and exciting. My family just moved from Northern Alabama to Central Florida in August. We made a list of “must haves” to give to our realtor… [...]

A Breast Lump Led Me to Homemade Deodorant Posted:September 21, 2014 By:Liz Long

A Breast Lump Led Me to Homemade Deodorant

Timing is everything, and I found this particular lump in my armpit the same month a friend died of breast cancer. So, I visited my doctor. One of the questions my doctor had asked was if [...]

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts! (For September 2014) Posted:September 10, 2014 By:Liz Long

Discounts! Discounts! Discounts! (For September 2014)

Sometimes, companies offer discounts to readers of The Survival Mom. Right now, we have several from the very generous sponsors of our big giveaways this month. These include discounts on all the bags available from Flying [...]

Where are my children?  3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan Posted:September 09, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Where are my children? 3 questions to ask about your school’s safety plan

Disasters can happen anytime, including when your children are at school. Do you know exactly where they will be if it strikes? 1. Where is my child in the building? Ask your children or their teachers [...]

REVIEW: ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower Posted:September 07, 2014 By:Liz Long

REVIEW: ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower

I have become a big fan of essential oils over the last few years, so I was curious when I had the chance to review the ESSIO Aromatherapy Shower kit. The kit includes a plastic arm [...]

You CAN Make a School-Friendly First Aid Kit Posted:September 05, 2014 By:Liz Long

You CAN Make a School-Friendly First Aid Kit

We’ve all seen the First Aid kits you can buy at the store. Many of us have made our own. But does your child have one they can take to school without getting in trouble? My [...]

Parents Doubt U.S. Is Ready to Protect Kids from Disaster, Yet Are Doing Little to Prepare, Poll Shows Posted:September 04, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Parents Doubt U.S. Is Ready to Protect Kids from Disaster, Yet Are Doing Little to Prepare, Poll Shows

NOTE: I received this press release and thought the information was timely and a little alarming. It takes so little effort to put emergency plans in place. I hope you’ll set aside some time this week [...]