How to Build a Basic Emergency Go Bag

How to build a basic emergency go bag:  A go bag again is just that, it is a bag to grab if you have to evacuate quickly.  You want at least a 3 day supply of stuff for everyone in the family.  Try to find lightweight options since you might have to carry the bag a Read More

How to Build a Basic Emergency Home Kit

How to build a basic emergency home kit: A home kit is just that it is a kit for handling an emergency at home.  Most common one is usually a power outage so keeping the supplies for that near the top of your kit is a good idea. You may be thinking if I am Read More

How to Prepare for an Emergency with a Kid

How to prepare for an emergency?  Figuring out what your essentials are and start planning.  There are additional things to think about when you have kids.  In 2016 when all the storms hit we really looked and realized that we did not have supplies for an emergency like that.  Also in our town we had Read More

Life with a Toddler in our Crazy House

There is no such thing as a “normal” day when it comes to life with a toddler.  Now I am fully aware that no two toddlers are alike and no two lives are the same.  We are a bit of a abnormal family in the fact that we don’t put munchkin down to bed until Read More

How to Save Money with a Baby

How to save money with a baby can be a hard question when you find out you are pregnant.  Money saving options are so important when you don’t have a lot.  Yes the up front cost may be more.  Sometimes you have to look at how much it will save you in the long run.  Do Read More

Sick Toddler

Finding out you have a sick toddler is hard.  We got lucky when Ashlyn was a baby, she never got sick.  When she started cutting teeth we would have an occasional rough night or two but never really sick.  In the last year she finally actually got sick 🙁 This was rough on all of us. Read More

Toddler Fun the Ups and Downs

Toddler fun is the name of the game these days, or we try for it to be.  I still remember taking munchkin to the park for the first time.  She was a bit hesitant until she went down her first slide … then she could not get up the equipment fast enough … lol Toddlers are Read More

Newborn Life Part 2

Newborn life was quiet with Ashlyn, which really surprised me.  I had heard about quiet babies but did not expect to have one.  Ashlyn never really fussed a lot and we got lucky, she only ever spit up like twice.  We are not into any form of cry it out, so she never really had Read More