Archive for ' At Home'

Turning Hysterics into Song: How to calm children in a crisis Posted:June 06, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Turning Hysterics into Song: How to calm children in a crisis

Emergency situations can be difficult for anyone to face, but it can be especially hard for a child. It’s so important to know how to calm children in a crisis. Picture this situation: Fifteen children under [...]

Action step: Create a Babysitter Folder Posted:June 05, 2014 By:Sarah Anne Carter

Action step: Create a Babysitter Folder

You have concert tickets, the babysitter is on her way and your county just got put under a tornado watch (conditions are favorable for tornadoes) – what do you do? No judgment – we went to [...]

Summer Jobs for Teenagers: Responsibility & Dedication Building Blocks Posted:June 02, 2014 By:Brandy Schau Dibert

Summer Jobs for Teenagers: Responsibility & Dedication Building Blocks

Whether you consider yourself a prepper, a survivalist or are simply striving to be self-sufficient, the basic building blocks for all these are responsibility and dedication. We teach young children these things through chores, extra-curricular activities, [...]

Try it Today! The Organized Prepper Clears Out Clutter – Springtime Edition Posted:June 01, 2014 By:Ann Marie

Try it Today! The Organized Prepper Clears Out Clutter – Springtime Edition

Spring is finally here! This is exciting news in my corner of the world. Here, like many places, we had a very tough winter which held on until VERY recently and didn’t want to let go! [...]

Culinary Medicine: Cilantro, Mint, & Strawberry Posted:May 29, 2014 By:Kathie Lapcevic

Culinary Medicine: Cilantro, Mint, & Strawberry

A few weeks ago, we talked about the medicinal properties of chives, lavender, and sage.  Those are all good starts and generally available most anywhere, however, there are so many more culinary plants that are also [...]

The Shoestring Budget Garden Posted:May 28, 2014 By:Ann Marie

The Shoestring Budget Garden

I’m a suburban gal. I’ve never lived on a farm, I’ve never raised chickens, and I’ve never lived anywhere where a rooster woke me up daily. One day, I dream of having a little homestead, but [...]

Sweet Summer Giveaway: Day 2 — 3 Cool gifts for 1 lucky mom Posted:May 27, 2014 By:Brenda

Sweet Summer Giveaway: Day 2 — 3 Cool gifts for 1 lucky mom

This giveaway is now closed and winners have been selected and notified. Today we have a great collection of items that will all go to one lucky winner! If you’ve read my blog for very long, [...]

Another week, another round of great podcasts on our network Posted:May 26, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Another week, another round of great podcasts on our network

Last week our podcast network hit nearly 50,000 downloads! Thanks to every one of you who give our shows a listen. I hope you’ve found a few favorite hosts and are willing to give a few [...]

What’s your threat: A personal financial disaster Posted:May 23, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

What’s your threat: A personal financial disaster

It’s happened. You’ve just found out the main breadwinner in your family is now unemployed or maybe their hours have been cut. Either way, you’ve joined a growing club of Americans who are dealing with a [...]

Summer PREP School: 48 Survival Skills for Kids to Learn This Summer! Posted:May 21, 2014 By:Jamie S.

Summer PREP School: 48 Survival Skills for Kids to Learn This Summer!

About the only survival skills kids seem to have these days is how fast they can text on their phones, so why not broaden their horizons and send them to PREP School this Summer? There are dozens of [...]