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Diaper Rash Prevention

January 25, 2012

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preventing diaper rash

In a recent piece, I proposed that all serious preppers should invest in a set of cloth diapers.  I followed that up with a post on how to wash and dry the diapers.  In this installment in the baby care series, I want to focus on preventing and curing diaper rash in a less than […]

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Avoiding Fear

January 24, 2012

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teaching children without scaring them

Last week, I wrote a post about what you may want to tell your children about the reasons you have decided to prepare.  I only touched briefly on the topic of fear, so I wanted to give that some more attention here. There are a lot of unsettling things in the news these days.  Some […]

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What Do You Tell the Children?

January 16, 2012

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What to tell the kids about the prepping supplies

For most of us who are “prepping” for an uncertain future, our families are our primary motivation.  I have often heard people say that they love their spouse/children/siblings/etc., and so they prepare.  Sometimes that is because those loved ones refuse to see the wisdom or are incapable of acquiring needed supplies for financial or other […]

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Cloth Diapers, part 2

January 12, 2012

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washing machine

For those of you who have never used cloth diapers before, the idea of washing them may seem a bit daunting or too icky to consider.  For 30+ years, most people have simply been wadding up the whole soiled diaper and sending off to the landfill for disposal.  In a situation where there is no […]

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Cloth Diapers, part 1

January 4, 2012

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The benefits of clothe diapers

We are pleased to announce that we are expecting another blessing around Father’s Day!  So, in honor of the upcoming event, I thought this might be a good time to give a run-down of the various choices available these days in cloth diapers. The “Old-Fashioned Kind” If you were cloth diapered as a baby, most […]

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Finding Time

November 7, 2011

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you cannot hurry survival

Studies have shown that the word most often heard by young children is “no.” That means parents or caregivers say “no” more often than any other thing. More than “yes.” More than “good job.” More than “I love you.” Too Busy I don’t think this is true in our household. We frequently say something else […]

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Baby Gear for TEOTWAWKI, part 3 (“Shelter”)

October 18, 2011

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Post TEOTWAWKI shelter for babies

You are probably wondering what I am planning to discuss under this category.  “Shelter” is pretty obvious- keep the baby in a safe, climate-controlled place.  But I want to expand a little bit to include the items you may need inside that shelter. Where will baby sleep? This may not be as obvious as it […]

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Baby Gear for TEOTWAWKI, part 2 (Clothing)

October 10, 2011

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Choosing clothing for your baby after TEOTWAWKI

In the previous installment, I listed the items I feel are truly essential for feeding a baby in the uncertain world ahead.  In this posting, I want to focus more on what a child really needs for clothing. The most basic item that most people think of is the diaper.  That topic is at least […]

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Baby Gear for TEOTWAWKI, part 1 (Food and Feeding)

September 27, 2011

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baby supplies for teotwawki

If you’ve had a baby join your family in the past few years, you are probably aware that there is A LOT of gear out there, and it’s all supposed to be essential.  A good parent puts their baby wipes into an electric warmer and buys a big “floor gym” for their immobile progeny, right? […]

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Book Recommendations for Children

September 21, 2011

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In previous posts, I mentioned some audio books we have enjoyed and learned from as we’ve homeschooled. I wanted to expand on the list and mention some other great titles you may want to use for read-alouds or look for used on audio. Most stories seem to fall into one of two categories- stranded on […]

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