I know that it’s hard to think about all the disasters which could happen: power outages, blizzards, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, earthquakes…. But, if there is anything we can learn from the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that disasters can happen to anyone, anytime. Instead of getting stressed by dwelling on all the possible disasters, it’s better to get prepared. … [Read more...] about The Complete Family Emergency Kit Checklist
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Hurricanes, floods, fires, tornadoes, storms and earthquakes are just a few of the natural disasters that strike quickly and usually without much warning. Here are our suggestions on making an emergency plan and being prepared. First, plan on investing several hours with your family to set up the plan. Know what disasters may strike in your area and find out where local … [Read more...] about How To Prepare For An Emergency
As Dorothy once said, "there's no place like home"... but if you suffer from seasonal allergies and you live in Wichita, Kansas, home might not be so wonderful for the next few months. Wichita has been named the worst city in the United States for fall allergies, according to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). "This fall could be a perfect storm for … [Read more...] about The 10 Worst Cities for Fall Allergies
I’ve generally been pretty good about monitoring the appropriateness of what my children watch. I always check with Common Sense Media before I take them to see a PG-13 movie, and when my daughter wants to watch shows like Glee or Modern Family, I screen them first to make sure there’s nothing she can’t handle. But now that she’s eleven, I’ll admit that I’ve gotten more … [Read more...] about What Happens When Life is PG-13?
Do the blaring sirens of fire trucks and ambulances give you the willies? If you’re like most people, that answer is a resounding yes. Nobody likes to think of emergencies, but they creep into all of our lives. Just watch the news and you’ll see coverage of homes torn apart by tornadoes, towns destroyed by hurricanes, and trees felled by lightning storms. And that’s just the … [Read more...] about Take 15 Minutes to Make an Emergency Plan!