Archive for ' Seasonal'

30 Things to do with peaches Posted:March 20, 2014 By:Brenda

30 Things to do with peaches

Summer will be here before we know it, and with it will come all the summer fruits – like peaches! Peaches have great antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, they’re full of fiber, and they can even help [...]

17 Items your college student needs as they head out for Spring Break Posted:March 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

17 Items your college student needs as they head out for Spring Break

Every year around the country hordes of college students swarm together to celebrate Spring Break. Sometimes it’s all fun and games and everyone comes home well rested and ready for their final weeks of the semester. [...]

Freezing to death in your own home? Learn to live in just one room Posted:January 07, 2014 By:The Survival Mom

Freezing to death in your own home? Learn to live in just one room

Most of us live in new or new-ish homes with large, spacious rooms. Even if your kitchen is small by today’s standards, your great-grandmother would have loved it! If you’ve ever been in a home built [...]

Don’t just “Fall Back”, get prepped for the winter! Posted:November 02, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

Don’t just “Fall Back”, get prepped for the winter!

Every fall, Americans across the country gain an extra hour each day when they “fall back” and reset their clocks one hour later with the end of Daylight Savings Time. This year, don’t just fall back. [...]

9 Bugaboos that could ruin your summer fun, and how to plan for them Posted:May 10, 2013 By:The Survival Mom

9 Bugaboos that could ruin your summer fun, and how to plan for them

Glorious, warm weather has finally hit most of the country, and if your family is like mine, you’re spending more time outside, soaking up lots of Vitamin D! Along with sunshine, though, come a few not-s0-fun [...]

14 Homemade, budget-friendly Christmas gifts Posted:December 15, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

14 Homemade, budget-friendly Christmas gifts

Guest post by Kris. Our favorite homemade gifts don’t have to take forever to make, and they don’t have to cost a fortune. We have actually given or received all of these, and you don’t have [...]

A mom’s guide to getting ready for winter travel Posted:December 06, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

A mom’s guide to getting ready for winter travel

Guest post by Kris. Flashback to 2001, when my husband and I were traveling 4 hours to visit family for Christmas.  Out of nowhere, mild snow flurries became a full-on snowstorm so fast that the road [...]

A Survival Mom’s Christmas Wish List Posted:November 26, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

A Survival Mom’s Christmas Wish List

Guest post by Kris A. I’m a planner by nature; my gift-giving list is usually complete by the end of October.  But when it comes to thoughtful gift-giving, my husband seems a little…how can I say [...]

How Hot is too Hot for Food Storage? Posted:July 23, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

How Hot is too Hot for Food Storage?

Starting in mid-May, my email box began filling up with questions about storing food in hot weather. The current heat wave covering most of the nation hasn’t helped matters and food is particularly susceptible to the [...]

Spring into summer preparedness Posted:May 29, 2012 By:The Survival Mom

Spring into summer preparedness

  Each season brings with it its own optimal timing for certain aspects of preparedness. With summer a few weeks away, it’s time to take full advantage of the warm, sunny days ahead Plant something! A [...]