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Month: September 2014

“Oh my gosh, she’s a prepper!”

“Oh my gosh, she’s a prepper!”

One of the things that could most annoy me is when some one close me to goes “Oh my gosh, she’s a prepper! You should see all the stuff she has put anyway and all the gadgets she has!”Doesn’t matter the glare I give them. Doesn’t matter if I deny it or semi deny it. Doesn’t matter if I walk away from the conversation or try to change the conversation, it goes back to that.And guess what? It really irks…

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Monthly Frugal and Homesteading Update – August/September

Monthly Frugal and Homesteading Update – August/September

August is in the books! Yeah! The kids went back to school on the 20th and we have settled very quickly back into a routine. School was a bit more expensive this year to enroll. In the past six years, we have qualified for free lunches which also qualifies us for free registration. While I do not care for the program, it did give me some breathing room in the budget and it does help the schools out a lot…

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Raising Your Kids To Be The Opposite Of Society’s Expectations

Raising Your Kids To Be The Opposite Of Society’s Expectations

Some beliefs I have encountered: Many people believe that kids need a gentle, coddling introduction to being a grown up. Many people believe that kids cannot function on their own until they are 22-25 years old. Many people believe kids do not need to have a job while in junior high, high school, or college. They should just concentrate on their studies and being involved. They have the rest of their life to work. If the kids have jobs, they…

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30 Days of Preparedness: Stocking the Non-Food Items

30 Days of Preparedness: Stocking the Non-Food Items

People often forget that while they need to have plenty of food stored, they also need the other essentials in life. What would be those you ask? Items such as batteries, toliet paper, feminine supplies, soap, deodorant, and other essentials make life so much easier and better smelling for all of us! Plus there is a lot of items we do not use every day, but we would certainly need in case of emergency! How do you plan to address…

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30 Days of Preparedness: Personal Protection and Awareness – What Will You Do To Protect Yourself?

30 Days of Preparedness: Personal Protection and Awareness – What Will You Do To Protect Yourself?

When you go out for the day, do you know where you are going? Are you aware of potential situations that may impact you? How do you plan to protect yourself (and loved ones) if danger threatens you? Those are questions I think about everyday. They are not easy questions, but they need to asked just the same. Many people think the officers of the law will protect or they will depend of the kindness of strangers to protect them,…

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