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. . . . And that was February!

. . . . And that was February!

February was the month I felt my legs being swept out from underneath me over and over again. Just as I thought I had regained my footing, something else came along to counteract my best intentions. When I last left you, we were in the […]

The Visual-Spatial Advantage in Emergency Preparedness

The Visual-Spatial Advantage in Emergency Preparedness

During the recent earthquake and hurricane, I got a lesson in thinking styles comparing my response to these disasters to that of my husband, a classic visual-spatial thinker.  It just goes to show that even after 14 years of marriage, you can still learn something […]

Two Reminders of Why Emergency Preparedness Training Matters

Two Reminders of Why Emergency Preparedness Training Matters

If you need a reminder of why it is worth the time to practice emergency drills, please view the CNN video below of a school bus fire and evacuation. A school bus in Iowa caught fire on the first day of the school year with […]

Ruly Ruth: Family Emergency Procedures!

Ruly Ruth: Family Emergency Procedures!

***Military families often live a vagabond existence– moving frequently from place to place and having to form new connections and friendships constantly.  Fortunately, the military (and the military spouses themselves) have organized numerous support networks to help families with all of these transitions.  This month, […]

Survival Training: Airplane Evacuation

Survival Training: Airplane Evacuation

In the last post, we reviewed Amanda Ripley’s book The Unthinkable, which urges all of us to become more aware of emergency situations and be psychologically and physically prepared to handle them. In the book are several suggestions with regard to escaping from airplanes that […]