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Family Finances

GET YOUR FAMILY FINANCES ORGANIZED AND BACK ON TRACK

We believe that the whole family should have a part in the family budget process. When everyone is on the same “financial page,” the family grows and goals are met at a much quicker pace.

 

 

A family eats out while the kids learn money lessons

Family Finances

GET YOUR FAMILY FINANCES ORGANIZED AND BACK ON TRACK

We believe that the whole family should have a part in the family budget process. When everyone is on the same “financial page,” the family grows and goals are met at a much quicker pace.

 

 

Family CPR

Family Centered CPR and First Aid

Classes Available for the Whole Family

Learn what to do in an emergency situation. A family that learns together is prepared together. 

 

 

Family CPR

Family Centered CPR and First Aid

Classes Available for the Whole Family

Learn what to do in an emergency situation. A family that learns together is prepared together. 

 

 

Family First Aid Kits

Hi, I’m Marian

Founder and CEO of PreparaMom – where we help parents plan, prepare, and protect their families so they can achieve optimal safety and financial well-being. 

Helping others has always been my passion and life’s work, first as a nurse and now as PreparaMom. As a registered nurse and a mom, I know that anything can happen at any time and we need to be prepared. From an unexpected injury or illness, to a loss of income or worse – it’s never been more important to be prepared to protect your family’s safety and finances. 

You CAN be prepared for anything motherhood throws your way!

Stop living a life that is unprepared and reactive. Start living a life that is prepared and proactive! I have the tools and resources you need to develop in yourself and your children the life skills that lead to the peaceful, well-balanced, prepared lifestyle you deserve. Come and get ‘em!

Marian

Hi, I’m Marian

Founder and CEO of PreparaMom – where we help parents plan, prepare, and protect their families so they can achieve optimal safety and financial well-being. 

Helping others has always been my passion and life’s work, first as a nurse and now as PreparaMom. As a registered nurse and a mom, I know that anything can happen at any time and we need to be prepared. From an unexpected injury or illness, to a loss of income or worse – it’s never been more important to be prepared to protect your family’s safety and finances. 

You CAN be prepared for anything motherhood throws your way!

Stop living a life that is unprepared and reactive. Start living a life that is prepared and proactive! I have the tools and resources you need to develop in yourself and your children the life skills that lead to the peaceful, well-balanced, prepared lifestyle you deserve. Come and get ‘em!

Marian

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When you think of the word BUDGETING, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? If you’re like most people, you probably say: “It’s a pain” or “It’s not for me”, and you run away from anyone who brings it up!  Here’s the thing though, what most people don’t...

The PreparaMom Guide to Family Hikes

As a former scout and medic and a current fire captain, I love getting outdoors and hiking. I’ve had so many personal backpacking and camping adventures. Now, I’m happy to share my passion with my family. We try to get out at least once a week for family hikes....

The 5 Behavioral Phases of the Finance Journey

Being prepared in our finances can empower us because it impacts all of the areas of our life. Knowing this simple fact led me to put together a five phase journey based on my own experience with finances and the experiences of those I’ve helped along the way. My hope...

3 Teachable Money Lessons in Your Daily Life

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3 Big Reasons I Pay My Kids to do Jobs (not chores) Around the House

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Ask the Fire Captain Series: Real Life Scenarios and What to do if a Fire does Break Out!

Recently, I interviewed a real life Fire Captain about all things fire prevention and what to do if a fire does break out. We broke the interview down into a few blog posts so that you can easily find the information you are looking for. In the first blog post, we...

The 3 A’s of Self Defense for Moms and Kids

This world can be a scary place. The news is full of stories that tell us all of the awful things that can happen in the blink of an eye. I try not to live in fear but, at the same time, I don’t want to be naïve, either. It's always best to be as prepared as we can...

Ask the Fire Captain Series: 5 Preventative Items to Have in Your Home

Recently, I was honored to interview a Paramedic Fire Captain Live on my Facebook page. BTW, this fire captain is pretty special to me. He’s my hubby, Dave Nguyen! He became a paramedic in 1998 and he joined the department as a firefighter in 2002. He’s worked in busy...

How I Manage My Spending Without Cash Envelopes

Do you use cash envelopes? Or do you know someone who does? Or maybe, like me, you’ve tried it and hated it! Cash envelopes are a really good tool for some people, but not me. I’m here to tell you about why I don’t like them and what I do instead to keep my finances...

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This depends on where you live. If you live in a new build in California, this is true! Every room in a new build requires a smoke detector.

In most areas, the rule of thumb is you’ll need one smoke detector for each level of your home as well as one for each bedroom.

Go count the smoke detectors in your house then come back and let me know, do you have one in each room? On every level? In every bedroom?
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Guess what?!? PreparaMom is getting a makeover!⁠⠀
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We've updated our Logo to better reflect what PreparaMom's mission is all about.⁠⠀
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Ultimately, it is to be better prepared to protect our family and household's financial and safety well-being so that we can stress less and be able to focus on what's most important to us, our family and kid's future happiness and security.⁠⠀
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Drop me your favorite emoji below if any of that resonates with you?
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There are three types of emergency boxes every family should have.

1. A stay-home box for shelter in place

2. A leave-home box for emergency evacuations

3. And a food box you can have incase of either situation

Comment below and let me know if you have these boxes! What are your favorite items to include in each of yours?

Want to know what we keep in each of ours? Follow the link in my bio and download our FREE Family Home Emergency Planning Guide.
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It's Black Friday! Raise your hand if you're shopping today.

We've got a sweet Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday deal just for you: From now through the end of the month, we're offering 20% off on all of our PreparaKits!

No need for a special code, we've already automatically applied the discount to all of our kits.

Hop on over to the link in my bio and grab your discounted PreparaKit today.
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There are so many things to be grateful for and today especially, I want to express how grateful I am for YOU.

For following along the journey and supporting me as I continue to find ways to support you.

So from our family to yours...

Have a Happy Thanksgiving and stay safe! 🦃🦃
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This is FALSE!

There is a difference between chores and jobs. Here it is:
Chores are things that my kids do regularly around the house to take care of their own spaces and possessions. Here are some examples: vacuuming their bedrooms and doing their laundry.

Jobs go above and beyond normal daily household activities and usually take something off of my plate or their dad's plate. These are things like vacuuming the stairs, cleaning the kitchen, or mowing the lawn.

I'd love to know, do your kids have chores and jobs or just one? Do you see your kids learning about money, responsibility, and work ethic from doing their chores and jobs? Let me know in the comments!
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One thing is for sure...I won’t be worried about her starving when she goes off to college.

She can bake and eat cookies all day long. 🤣

Even though it’s a good few years away before that will even happen, it’s better to get them prepared to take care of themselves while we still have the time.

Besides, the earlier the better right?

What’s one skillset you would want your kids to leave college with knowing?
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