I have four kids with little to no help. I have three girls Ages 20, 13 and 8. I have one son who is now 16. I have cried, I have laughed, I have felt depressed, I isolated myself, I depended on enemies and cried again. Parenting as we know does not come with an instruction manual although I would have purchased one after my second child I’ll tell you that for sure! I also helped raise my brother so I like to call myself filled with wisdom and experience when it comes to 18 and under. I am not saying I’m the best mom by far I’m just saying I’ve been where you are… Support is so much needed and that is what I’m here for!
Could you imagine watching the news one day and there you see outta nowhere a hurricane warning, a flash flood warning or a tornado warning shall I go on? That, of course, isn’t the scary part, the scary part is knowing you are not prepared! Your children are looking at you for answers, protection, help and you have no clue what to do or what to say. 😢
You have no emergency meeting spot & everyone including you are frightened. The thought alone is enough to cause me so I decided to be ready for whatever. I can’t live without my kids and they need me, enough said.💪🏽
A life jacket will increase your child’s chance of survival should you encounter a life-threatening flood or sunami. Even strong swimmers are no match for angry water currents! I purchased a pack of four recently and figured I would share… My children and I all have backpacks we know to grab in case of an emergency so I put one in each.
You may find yourself out in the cold harsh weather with animals who don’t want you around. You should purchase a tent that could house your family in such an emergency. Although it’s going to be rough, you still have provided your children with shelter, well done. I never want to be stuck in the wild with no protection from the weather, how could you keep your kids warm or protected? Gosh forbid your like me and have more than one!
Water bottle w/ filtration…
Water is a necessity, who knows where you’ll be and whether it will be safe to drink the water. I would not trust it anyway so I purchased one of these water bottles for each of my children’s backpacks. As a mother can you imagine having to tell your child you don’t have water as he or she stares back at you suffering from dehydration! I think not, not one of mine.
I as a mother am not familiar with survival type things so I had to wing it and purchase one by the experts! I live in an area away from family, it’s just my kids, my brother and I. This is just something I wanted to throw out there as an option if you’re worried about gathering the correct supplies. Sometimes we pay for convenience.
Created to meet children’s unique needs: The Keep-Me-Safe Children’s 72-Hr Emergency Survival Kit was designed by parents just like you with supplies carefully selected to help you provide for your child in even the worst of circumstances.
✅ Food and Water: During an emergency water is vital and access may be very limited, skip the trouble of boiling water or wasting any of your precious supply to reconstitute freeze-dried meals. The USA made SOS Brand, US Coast Guard approved Food Rations and Water Pouches included in this kit have a 5-YEAR SHELF LIFE, are space-efficient, require no extra water to rehydrate, no reheating, and were developed with a low sodium content as to not induce unnecessary thirst.
✅ Comfort: Emergency situations are scary, and they are even scarier for children. Yes, it is important to make sure their physical needs are met, but emotional ones are equally as important. In this child emergency go bag, there are COMFORT items included to help provide your child some SECURITY.
✅ Color Options: The backpack can be ordered in your child’s FAVORITE COLOR, and the survival kit isn’t marked with our logo or labels. In a disaster, it’s likely emergency supplies will become a very valuable commodity, so a backpack that does not advertise itself as a survival kit will keep your child and you safer.
✅ Fun Sized: At only 7 lbs this survival kit is lightweight and compact making it easy to carry for even a small child. The backpack itself holds all the items, and measures 18”x9”x12”.
I can not stress the importance of a good quality face mask. You don’t necessarily if it’s not in your budget need to go out and purchase a $200 army mask! I am on a budget but still wish to live, so I grabbed the masks for pollution and contaminates. I purchased one for each of us.
As I said before when my kids are crying, hurt and afraid I want to be able to as a mother, comfort them and help them feel better!
Therefore, I made some extra purchases with everything going on in the world. These are just some things you may want to consider because again you never know how far help may be!👀
I’m sure all those people who have lost everything including their children due to a natural disaster wish they would have come across a post such as this. IJS I don’t want to be that “mom” living without her children because I wanted to live in the moment.
Potable Aqua Germicidal Water Purification Tablets – 50 per Bottle
PrimalCamp Hand Crank Solar Powered Rechargeable LED Flashlight
RegeMoudal Emergency Solar Hand Crank Radio, NOAA Weather Radio for Emergency with AM/FM, LED Flashlight, Reading Lamp, 2000mAh Power Bank, and SOS Alarm
Survival Tabs 15-Day 180 Tabs Emergency Food Ration Survival MREs Food Replacement for Outdoor Activities Disaster Preparedness Gluten Free and Non-GMO 25 Years Shelf Life Long Term – Chocolate Flavor
Do you remember being in middle school trying to keep up with your homework? Your trying to get to class on time by using your daily schedule list. Then the grades gotta be good.😩 Remember the teachers would cram a lot of info in your brain in such a short amount of time. Remember you would attempt to use your free time in study hall to finish homework so you had somewhat of a social life outside the school.😒
Think about it…
We had teachers, bell’s, and a time clock to keep us on task, yet still some of us struggled.🤷🏾♀️ Many people were in a school mixed with people from different backgrounds teachers included. This in itself makes it hard sometimes to focus on what your supposed to be doing due to miscommunication.
Tired of repeating yourself everyday?
We forget kids have short attention spans & selective hearing.🙄 I have my children stick to a steady schedule and it makes all our lives easier! They need to have something to refer to in order to remember everything we ask them to do daily, so annoying I know.
I can’t lie though I have a daily to do list at all times because I would never remember everything. No more repeating myself and no more getting angry because the kids forgot simple tasks you’ve drilled in their heads a million bazillion times for years…smh
Interior Design is just my thing!
One day I’m just sitting there looking at the mess my daughters left in the bathroom!😳 I thought to myself enough is enough period. I refuse to live my life in chaos while my little penny pinchers just go about there what in the section 8 and hurricane Katrina business!
I went to my local dollar store and purchased 6 picture frames. You can also get real crafty & do a design around the frame. *super cute*
I went home & typed up a to do list for the bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchen. This is different from chores these are just the basic commen scense stuff they always saying they forgot to do.🤬
My list consisted of….
Wash hands after using the bathroom, yes you “I include there names”
Clean tub after showering/bathing “I don’t care if you don’t see the dirt, I do!”
Brush your teeth/floss/mouthwash/lotion/deodorant/ vasaline on those crusty lips🤦🏾♀️ & if you took it out then put it back.
Clean toilet seat with wipes after every use, don’t flush put them in the trash
Speaking of trash make sure it’s not overflowing if so change it!
Clean out the sink when your done.
Wash the mirror if you can’t hold the toothpaste in your mouth so it’s not splattering…you did it so you clean it.
Fix all rugs
Make sure the toilet paper holder has toilet paper & it’s on the roller and not the sink.
Girls take the broom & sweep if you got hair everywhere then use a clean wipe
Left any fingerprints on my wall? Look around & get it off if you see it.
Mommy loves you thanks for cleaning up your mess now take one final glance just to be sure you didn’t leave any messes for me to clean…xoxoxo
Repeat then frame them…
Tailor your lists to your life & mention the child you know does certain things, they will be more accepting of being careful. Nobody wants called out whether inside the house or outside. You can also do chore lists this way if everybody keeps their same chores daily or you can switch photo frames to switch it up for them. The chore frame would go in each child’s room hung up on the wall then they can’t say “I forgot” “you didn’t tell me to do that” blah blah blah🙄
Amazon got you for all your stay on track events happening this school year, especially for the “working mom”🥺