Emily has done it again. She has helped bring Christ back into a holiday that has been taken over by Easter Bunnies & Marshmallow Peeps. Don’t get me wrong, we love those things! Each year our family heads to the farm to go fishing, hunt for eggs, and do our annual egg rolling contest. These things are […]
FAMILY & HOME
Merry Christmas From My Crazy Clan!
Sometimes I get these crazy ideas. Like take the kids to get pictures with Santa. Actually, it’s my friends fault! She is ubber talented and designs the cutest kids shirts ever and gave me some. I thought it would be so adorable to get at least one picture to share with you of all the kids wearing them! It took […]
Surviving Motherhood: 12 Tips to Make it Through Alive
When it comes to survival skills, the hardest one by far is – MOTHERHOOD! You can’t even begin to think about storing away food and water for a rainy day when you’re drowning at home with hungry kids, missing socks, and dirty underwear. The challenges and demands placed on mothers today can be overwhelming! So, whatever you do, don’t […]
Prepper LOVE: How to Find a Spouse For You
I absolutely love hearing from you and am impressed with the questions that have filled my inbox lately. Sometimes I don’t have time to give a lengthy reply, and often times other people have the exact same questions, so I’ve decided to devote Fridays for Question & Answer Time! Don’t hesitate to jump in and add your […]
Convincing Family to Prep… Or Should You Bother?
So have any of you had that totally awkward conversation where someone tries to make you feel crazy for getting prepared, and you try to convince them it’s the smart thing to do? If so, would love to hear all the drama ;) I was actually discussing this with a friend the other day, because her […]
Need a Place to Hang Your Christmas Cards?
One of my favorite parts about the Christmas Season is the cards we receive. I just love looking at all the beautiful families with coordinating outfits and perfect kids that actually look at the camera and smile! I can only dream one day our family can do that ;) Nothing is more torturous to me than […]
I love Thanksgiving season where we can take a little time to reflect on the things we are truly grateful for. I’m impressed with my kids teachers, because all week my kids have been telling me about Squanto the Indian, the Mayflower, the 1st Thanksgiving, and what they are grateful for – they’ve definitely taught me a […]
Veterans Everywhere – We Salute You!
“It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a HERO to be one of those men who goes into battle.” – General Norman One of those hero’s sent to battle was my Uncle. He lost his eye, and nearly his life keeping our country free. I will forever be indebted to him […]
PREP Your Marriage to Last: Are You Doing These 10 Things?
I know… getting prepared is about food, water and guns. But if you stop and think about it, is it worth prepping if when you’re all done you’ve distanced yourself from society, and even worse, your spouse? I had a patient come in this week that barely leaves his home because prepping has consumed him. […]
Freedom Isn’t Free: 3 Ways You Can Honor Fallen Soldiers
For love of country they accepted death… ~James A. Garfield 5 years ago the Hartley’s learned their son wouldn’t be returning home that Summer, or the next, or ever. Jeffrey Hartley had given the ultimate sacrifice for his country by giving his life. Thousands have done just the same, but Jeff was the first fallen soldier […]
Spiritual Prep: Life is Too Short…
This past week has been a trying and difficult one for our country, my deepest sympathies go out to the victims in the bombings that occurred in Boston on April 15, and also the fertilizer plant explosion in West Texas on April 17. I can’t even imagine the grief and pain that everyone who was affected by […]