Emergency Preparedness Week takeover ends with this little bit of advice: Practice makes perfect.

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Phew! We made it – Part Five: Practice Your Plan and check your Emergency Kit. As my mother used to say, “practice makes perfect”. Unfortunately, perfection and emergencies don’t always go hand-in-hand, but… Continue reading

When it’s raining cats and dogs, consider what happens to the cats and dogs. Day 6 of Emergency Preparedness Week is all about the fur-babies

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We have two dogs and a cat. My husband often worries I might love them more that I love him. Some days he is correct. So in an emergency I want to make… Continue reading

Day 5 of Emergency Preparedness Week. Tip of the Day: Gather Important Documents

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My passport and house insurance documents were definitely not on my important-items-to-grab-if-I-had-to-leave-the-house-in-a-hurry list, but they really should be because they will prove much more useful that my 30-year-old stuffie or a photo of… Continue reading

All You Need Is Love… and an emergency kit. Emergency Preparedness Week hits day 4

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Ok, now we’re onto the fun bit – Part Two: Build an Emergency Kit. Let’s start with a quick game.  If you had five minutes to get out of your home and you… Continue reading

Keep Calm and Plan On. It’s day 3 of Emergency Preparedness Week and time to roll up your sleeves

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Woohoo!  We’re here – Part One of my Five Steps to Emergency Preparedness Program: Make an Emergency Plan. Making your emergency plan is a family affair, so make a night of it.  Get… Continue reading

Risky Business. Welcome to Day 2 of Emergency Preparedness Week

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First things first, before we start the Five Steps To Emergency Preparedness Program, let’s figure out what we are dealing with here.  Pemberton is no stranger to emergency events, we’ve experienced floods, poor… Continue reading

Day 1 of the Emergency Preparedness Week takeover: Let’s Make Lemonade!

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OK, so maybe that was a mean trick to get your attention, but now that I have it… Remember that old saying?  When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  Well, even the most… Continue reading

A plea to schools and daycares to be more mindful about Mother’s Day and ditch the colouring-in exercise that assumes everyone has a Hallmark family

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(Last year, I ran into Tanya in the street the day before Mother’s Day and we had a little vent about Hallmark holidays. She’d walked into a classroom where the kids were busy… Continue reading

Mental Wellness: What to Do To Stay Healthy

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Mentally healthy is not the same as happy-all-the-time. Happy-all-the-time is a fallacy, a myth, an unachievable state, it’s bullsh*t. If you take a look at the world around you and can be completely… Continue reading

Listen Loudly

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It’s Mental Health Awareness week and the Canadian Mental Health Association is asking people to share how they #GETLOUD about mental health in order to promote mental wellness in themselves and others. Here’s my… Continue reading

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