My Mother’s Day Expectations

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My vlog response:

Please note: When I mention in the video that I have a good life, I do not mean I have a perfect life. By “good” I mean, Kevin and I are older, we’re more established in our job situation (well, he is, I’m working on my situation), we’ve been together for nearly 21 years and we’re comfortable with each other and our boys are teenagers, i.e. semi-independent. Please do not think we haven’t struggled or worked our butts off to get where we are and don’t have room for improvement. We do. We always will. Just wanted to clarify that. 🙂


What’s in Your Family Emergency Kit?

In light of what is happening in Egypt right now, I thought this video was pretty timely.

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Here is my video response:

Seriously ya’ll, it’s a good idea to be prepared. You NEVER KNOW what you’ll need, or have to do, to protect your family.

Make preparations today.

Do it.

Here are some links you can check out to help you prepare:

Emergency Survival Kit (Again, I don’t want to scare anyone and I’m certainly not one of those people who think the government is all seeing [although …], or wear a tin-foil hat, BUT, again … what if …)

Red Cross Preparedness

Survival Kits

Ready.Gov (WOW, great suggestions!)

Man. After reading through the above site, I have even more to think about! For example, are you prepared in case of:

# Biological Threat
# Blackouts
# Chemical Threat
# Explosions
# Extreme Heat
# Fires
# Floods
# Influenza Pandemic
# Landslide and Debris Flow (Mudslide)
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat – Shelter Guide
# Radiation Threat
# Thunderstorms
# Volcanoes
# Wildfires
# Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
# Food Safety In An Emergency

I don’t want to scare anyone, but these things should be taken seriously.

Anyway, think about it; talk it over with your family. Get a plan.