I feel like I am traveling down the yellow brick road, but instead of chanting “Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!” I’m chanting, “COVID and fires and smoke, stay inside!”. What an interesting world we’re living in, and if you haven’t prepared yourself, your cars, and your home for disasters, now’s the time. There are so many free resources to help you plan and pack, BUT – let me tell you that a while back, I purchased ready-made packs to jump-start our emergency preparedness. It was a much easier jumping-off point (ack! that reminds me I need to add diapers for the baby to the go-box!). Having a go-bag and/or box will help you breathe a bit more deeply – just make sure you’re cautious about where you’re doing that deep breathing ?

Take care, be safe, and know that I’m here to help.

Make an Emergency Plan

Make a plan so your entire family is prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster. The Red Cross has created free templates and other resources that can help you make an Emergency Preparedness Plan for your home.


8 Things to Put in Your Safe Deposit Box
(and What to Keep Out)

Not sure what to store in your safe deposit box and what to leave out? Here are the most important things to store in the safe and what you should avoid.


Family Emergency Survival Bag/Kit

When disasters happen, the first 72 hours afterward are often the most harrowing, stressful, and dangerous. This Premium Family Emergency Go Bag for 4 people lets you take a set-it-and-forget-it attitude to emergency preparedness. You’ll save yourself time and money in searching for just the right high-quality items, too – just purchase one emergency go bag!