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September is Emergency Preparedness Month

To help make sure we are all ready for some basic natural disasters, I am going to be posting a few scenarios/ things to think about especially targeted at including your children and pets.

I’m thinking basic things that happen to people every year like fires, floods, hurricanes, and blizzards. I am not becoming a prepper blog nor will I be setting you up for something like the show Doomesday Preppers.

I know that since having a toddler most everything I do has changed, why wouldn’t what I need to do in an emergency change.  Even if that emergency is no electricity for 6 hours.

If you have an emergency scenario you’d like me to try to throw ideas at, tips you’d like to share or anything else please use the contact form below.

Clifton Chase and the Arrow of Light Review and Giveaway!

CLIFTON CHASE AND THE ARROW OF LIGHT is a middle grade, historical fantasy taking place during the time of King Richard III (whose skull was discovered and verified in February of 2013) during the final battle of the War of the Roses. It was inspired by the story of his two nephews, whose bodies were never found, assumed to have been murdered by their uncle. Read more [+]

Weekly Writing idea for kids

I will be sharing one weekly writing idea for kids each week for the summer. Let them write whatever form they like (or you choose). Then you can send it in the mail, put them in a binder to save, or whatever else you come up with.

This weeks idea: What are the key ingredients of a memorable summer?

I used to think this required camping, going to a beach, BBQ’s with friends, mostly some time to relax. Now I think just spending it with my son is great. There are no beaches anywhere near me, I’m still a bit in shock about that. We don’t go camping but we do spend alot of time outside when it’s not too hot. Next year I hope to go camping again, my son just does not deal with heat or humidity well or I’d take him.

What is one key ingredient for you?

Corset Chick Review

Why do women wear corsets? Read more [+]

Ergonomic Pen-Uglee Pen Review and Giveaway!

“The UGLee Pen, an ergonomic pen, is good for everyone who writes (even just a grocery list), and is especially helpful to people who experience pain and discomfort when writing, for example those with arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc., and for all children who are learning to write and are developing fine motor skills. It is also helpful for special-needs children who find holding a pen or pencil properly difficult. And for high-school and college students who have to take copious notes, this pen helps keep hands and fingers from cramping.” (source) Read more [+]

Women’s Equality Day

Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the right to vote as of 1920.

“This special day was created by a Joint Resolution of Congress in 1971. It designates August 26 of each year as Women’s Equality Day.

In 1971, after much work, and at the urging of U.S. Representative Bella Abzug (D-NY), Congress designated August 26 each year as“Women’s Equality Day.” This day was selected to commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution on August 26, 1920. This amendment granted women the right to vote. This was the culmination of decades of effort by women suffragettes and other groups. Their efforts dated back to first women’s rights convention in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York.

Stop and celebrate the accomplishments made in gaining the right to vote, and towards equality for women. Women’s rights groups suggest you continue to be involved in pursuing full and equal rights for women in all areas and in all issues.”(Source)

I think all women should have the choice of what the do, whether its joining the army, working as a CEO, being a Stay at Home Mom, or anything else!

Happy Kiss and Make up Day

Did you know Today is Kiss and Make up Day?

A great time if you haven’t already to try to end any fights, spats, or feud’s going on. Either resolve to get along or stay apart.

Try to understand your friend’s perspective. You are both arguing because you obviously don’t agree on something. But did you really think it through? What if your friend’s perspective makes sense? Be sure to understand what he/she is saying.

Control your emotions. If you don’t learn how to control yourself, you can’t reasonably expect the other person to control there’s If your friend is yelling at you, don’t yell back. Calm yourself even if the other isn’t; for instance count to ten, uncurl your fists, take a deep breath.


Olbas Review

My first introduction to Olbas products: I first tried Olbas pastilles (like a cough drop) about 4 years ago.  They were very very minty and many people found them a bit strong but unlike any other cough drop I tried they actually cleared my sinuses and made me feel better.  I personally love a strong mint and found them delicious too. The Cheshire Cat’s Looking Glass was recently given the opportunity to work with Olbas. Read more [+]