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15 Minute Relaxation Technique

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it awfully difficult to unwind. I’m tired, cranky,  and just not all that disposed to deal with a whole lot of stuff. My kids drive me nuts, and the grandkids aren’t much better sometimes. I guess the whole thing is that I really need to unwind, […]

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Stevia: Natural Sweetness

I have a confession.  I have a sweet tooth. Coffee in the morning, tea at night, and snacks during the day often “require” some sweetness.  OK, I want them to have some sweetness! Even though regular white sugar doesn’t have a lot of calories (only 15 calories per teaspoon), it has other drawbacks.  Its cousin, corn […]

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Peanut Brittle

Prepper Candy

One of the great ways to boost your psyche is during emergency situations is with comfort foods. This can be even more important for kids and grandkids, as they need an anchor to hold while things are swirling about them.  Comfort foods like mashed potatoes and gravy. Mac and cheese. Fresh baked bread. Beef stew. […]

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First Aid Protocols

Whatcha gonna do? A child playing on a swing set is suddenly on the ground, and not moving. A fellow Baby Boomer walking in the park suddenly drops to the ground in front of you. While driving down a back road, you come upon an automobile accident and you see the driver – not moving […]

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Medication Shortages

It is pretty amazing how dependent we’ve become on EMTs, Paramedics, Nurses and Doctors.  More disturbing, is how dependent we’ve become on prescription medications.  Instead of fixing the cause of the problem, we’ve been trained to take a pill, and the problem magically goes away. We Baby Boomers, as we age, become more and more […]

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No Batteries Required

Games – No Boards or Batteries Required

Boredom sucks. Whether the power goes out, you’re living off-grid or you suddenly find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do, having the ability to entertain yourself – without power – can be a godsend. If kids are involved, it’s almost a requirement! Regardless of the situation – expected or not […]

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First Aid and Personal Safety

We tend to focus on personal safety as simply recognizing, acting upon and reacting to threatening situations. And those ARE the primary forces involved. But we have to recognize that the “big picture” is about saving lives and reducing the damage when emergencies occur. Learning first aid and other forms of emergency assistance are well […]

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