When my son was a baby, the smoke alarm went off in our home. It was the same ear-piercing alarm that most smoke alarms make, but oddly, he slept right through it. He didn't even flinch. And, he was still sleeping when the firefighters arrived a few minutes later to give us the all clear that the monoxide alarm was malfunctioning.…
Added by Lauren Markman on March 10, 2017 at 6:38am —
For most people, it's because of the car: New tires, a new belt, a broken thing-a-ma-bobber. Whatever the issue, it is not covered by insurance and the out-of-pocket cost is well over $500. And, unfortunately, it is taking us longer to recover from the financial blow to our budget.…
Added by Lauren Markman on November 6, 2015 at 6:19am —
When I was in my mid-20s, I learned that a friend of mine had listed me as her emergency contact. Thankfully, I didn't learn this information during an actual emergency. Rather, after hanging out one night she admitted that it was hard being far away from family, and even though she lived with her boyfriend, she had me listed as her emergency contact on all her forms.… Continue
Added by Lauren Markman on April 14, 2015 at 6:38am —
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Added by Gabby Revel on March 10, 2015 at 7:21pm —
He wasn’t breathing, he was rigid, not moving, and all colour had drained from his face. It sounds scary, and it was – terrifying even. I want to share an experience my parents-in-law recently had that involved reviving our toddler and remind all parents, caregivers, and…
Added by Patricia Pazos on March 5, 2015 at 9:22am —
Added by Jennifer Weedon Palazzo on December 30, 2014 at 10:27am —
It was Saturday morning, so after a long, stressful week I was looking forward to taking a run around the block. By "run" I mean "mostly walk," but I managed to break into a slow jog a couple of times along the way. (I'm not much of a runner. My theory is that my ancestors were royalty from England, so it is not in my blood to be active or athletic in any way. But I occasionally attempt some sort of physical activity in order to avoid dropping dead of a laziness-induced heart… Continue
Added by Momniscient on November 11, 2012 at 8:30am —
Yesterday was a busy day in a busy week. Busier than I was expecting in the worst way.
I had a job interview at Kohl's. I want a part time job. Short term goal: extra holiday money. Long term goal: go back to … Continue
Added by Nicole Hughes on October 12, 2011 at 9:43pm —
I called home and my son Merrick asked me what was for dinner! I said, "You know where the eFoods box is? You choose!" It is Day 12 of our new family business -- the Power Mom Food Fund! Our goal is to feed and finance families from the kitchen! So after all . . . sheesh, what else would I say! I tell everyone my kids can and want to make the food . . . and they do . . . take a look for yourself!
"My son makes eFoods meals for dinner!"]… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on August 3, 2011 at 11:41am —
"Practice Pancakes for Saturday's Pancakes in a Panic tasting by Merrick!" Continue
Yesterday the kids and I, after making up eFoods soup and corn bread muffin samples, went door to door among our neighbors to invited them to Merrick's "Pancakes in a Panic!" eFoods tasting class.
We passed out flyers with this title "Pancakes in a Panic! Emergency Family Food Series!" That is the name of…
Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 13, 2011 at 9:30am —
How many meals does your family eat?
1 person eats 3 meals a day, 21 meals a week, 90 meals a month or 1080 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 2 eats 42 meals a week, 180 meals a month or 2160 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 3 eats 63 meals a week, 270 meals a month or 3240 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 4 eats 84 meals a week, 360 meals a month or 4320 meals a year, plus water.
Family of 5 eats 105 meals a week, 450 meals a month and 5400… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on July 8, 2011 at 8:00am —
The Feeding and Funding Mission Begins for the Stilson Family! eFoods Global Day 3
Our mission is to share healthy ways to help moms feed and fund their families in all economic circumstances.
See us open our first eFoods delivery! Yes, the kids clowned around when I told them I was going to video this -- you know how kids are!
[caption id="attachment_534" align="aligncenter" width="200" caption="eFoods Global Box arrives"]… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 30, 2011 at 8:00pm —
The Feeding and Funding Mission Begins! My 11 year old makes dinner! Day 4
"We just don't do it for them. We teach them the process. What we do, in essence, is teach people to fish."
[caption id="attachment_563" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Merrick proudly displays his first-ever dinner made himself -- and with eFoods cheesy potato soup! "]… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 30, 2011 at 10:00am —
As a Power Mom intent on feeding and funding my family, I always make home cooked meals! Okay maybe not ALWAYS but that is my intent (on my best days and when I am in a good mood.) Anyway, I had just cleaned the house when my men returned from a summer morning fishing trip! I had lunch all prepared and was ready to set the table on a fresh table cloth when my husband walked into the kitchen and put not only his fishing pole and gear but his just returned from the gross lake shows on top of my… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 29, 2011 at 3:30pm —
The Power Mom Food Fund "Feeding and Funding" Mission Begins! Day 2
"Power Mom Kim and daughter Maddy demonstrating the 2 minute or less meals!"
Hi, I am Kim Power Stilson and today I continue the Power Mom Food Fund eFoods Global quest and hope that my daily log will help other mom's take this… Continue
Added by Kim Power Stilson on June 29, 2011 at 2:23pm —
What do you do when you realize you don't have the ingredients you thought you had for dinner? It's a dinner emergency...and here's how I solved mine...… Continue
Added by Kelly Estes on March 4, 2010 at 9:27am —
Anticipate the unexpected.
ALWAYS set up contingency plans just in case.
~ If one of us is delayed, we'll send a text message notifying the others.
~ If we get split up at the mall, here's the time and place we'll meet.
~ If you get locked out of the house, get the… Continue
Added by Kate McLaughlin on April 16, 2009 at 8:00am —
I wrote this blog post yesterday and I thought it was important enough to share via other avenues. I'm not quite sure what to do about it though... if I link it, will you look at it? :D IF I copy and paste it, it won't have the "extras" in it.
So I guess I'll tell you about it, if it strikes your interest, please go visit the whole post at my Blog
I blogged about how as a mom, my confidence in my ability to assess my boys'… Continue
Added by Nancy on March 28, 2009 at 10:45am —
Do you have a home or family emergency kit? How about an emergency plan? This is a must read
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editable pdfs they offer are quick and easy to fill out. You, your family, kids, babies, and pets will all be prepared in minutes. Don't miss this FREE… Continue
Added by Tracy Greene on February 25, 2009 at 9:00pm —