Being a single parent is hard. In fact, it is one of the hardest things I've ever done in my life. While I no longer am a single parent, I still remember and carry with me the fear that I felt when I was. It is a deep seated fear that most people - unless they are or have been a … [Read more...]
Don’t Let the Unthinkable Catch You Off Guard with these Emergency Preparation Tips for Single Parents!
In my mind, there isn't much better than curling up with a good book, a warm blanket and a hot cup filled with my favorite hot chocolate recipe. A good book can soothe your soul in ways like nothing else can, take you to places you've never been and teach you a lesson in a way … [Read more...]
Financial emergencies seem to be the "stuff of legends" for the majority of people. We seem to think that a financial crisis can't happen to "us" and that they always happen to "everyone else," but the truth of it is that they do happen and yes, they can happen to you as quickly … [Read more...]
If you're into doing any sort of emergency preparedness, you are likely well aware of how important clean, potable (aka drinkable) water is to include in your preps. Water is life and without it, you will not survive an emergency situation where your ability to get good, clean … [Read more...]
My entire life I have dreamed of more. Not more as in "more stuff" or "more money," but more to life. I don't know about you, but I get seriously worn out by amount of technology, political correctness and other "requirements" that we are "required" to do on a daily basis. I've … [Read more...]
Those who coupon are generally very proud of the fact that they have built this masterpiece they call their "stockpile". They have a tendency to talk about how to save money on groceries and even go as far as showing off their stockpile as much as possible. A lot of work goes … [Read more...]
Here in Texas, summer storms happen whether you are ready or not, especially these last couple of years and when there's a big one? It usually makes national news. We can get hit pretty hard with not only thunderstorms during the summer, but also flash flooding, tornadoes and … [Read more...]
With gardening season in full swing, it won't be too long before we're all looking for canning recipes. If you've canned foods before, you've probably got a good idea of how to can carrots, but if not, you might be lost. I remember the first year that I canned my own foods and … [Read more...]
Do you have a cast iron skillet? If so, you'll know the beauty of cooking in cast iron. We actually have several different pieces of cast iron cookware since we use them both at home and we use them when we go camping. In case you were unaware, cast iron is fantastic when you … [Read more...]
Be Safe on the Go with this DIY Travel First Aid Kit With Essential Oils + Homemade Hand Sanitizer Recipe!
Do you all remember that commercial where the parents are watching a clumsy kid grow up? Each scene shows the parent saying things like "he'll never make it to 5" and so on each time the boy reaches a new age? Sometimes I feel like that with my Emma. I was clumsy as a kid, but … [Read more...]