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Month: July 2015

Friday Thoughts – Week of July 24

Friday Thoughts – Week of July 24

The Friday Thoughts might give you the impression I am obsessed with certain things, but then again maybe not. Many people ask what I think about things and I am not a very good talker. I will start trying to put my thoughts here every week and see what happens. I am going to keep it to five things that have been on my mind or heart, but I am not making any promises. 1. Well, there is certainly something going…

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9 Things I Have Learned As A Single Mom Prepper/Homesteader

9 Things I Have Learned As A Single Mom Prepper/Homesteader

(Circa 2007 when this journey began) I am the only one who can do for myself and my kids. Of course I have a great support group of family and friends who help, but at the end of the day I am still the only one there for my kids. I have to do the work required to keep up the home, bring in the money, and to do for ourselves. I have to do the canning, be worried about…

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Using Amazon Subscribe and Save for Prepping and Stockpiling

Using Amazon Subscribe and Save for Prepping and Stockpiling

I actually hate shopping. I rarely buy more than what is on my list and do not really want to go into any store. I also don’t like that people give you weird looks when you buy 4-5 items when you should only need one. I also don’t like to explain myself when they ask questions.  So I am an online shopper. I know some preppers don’t like to buy online because it is easier to track what is purchased,…

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12 Safety Tips For College Students

12 Safety Tips For College Students

This August I will be sending my second child to college. I have sat through two college orientations and my favorite session is the personal safety session for parents. I have learned a lot about how to help my college-age kids safe while at college. I have a lot of confidence in my girls being able to protect themselves and being aware of their surroundings while at college.  However, let’s be real here. There are some potential situations that girls…

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July 2015 Goals Update

July 2015 Goals Update

Dear June, where did you go? Time for the June update!  My Goals For 20151. Clean, de-clutter, paint, re-carpet, fix ceiling,  and organize Paige’s room. This room is an unorganized disaster that needs some serious help. Plus she is at that age where she is growing out of everything: clothes, toys, books, etc.We are doing a lot more decluttering than I planned. Which is great! She has gotten rid of a lot of clothes, shoes, and toys. We have a…

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