How-to Assemble Emergency Supply Boxes

Most people know they should have emergency supplies ready to go, but you may not be sure where to start, what to gather, and then what to do with it all. That’s why we’ve come up with a system for gathering, organizing/packing, and storing our emergency supply...

How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life

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

Did you know it's super easy to teach your kids about different money lessons? Most people grow up not learning money lessons from their parents. They have to go through life and learn it the hard way, like I did. I learned from my parents to just - work, work, work,...

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

Are you currently paying your kids to take care of certain jobs around the house? Or do you give your children a weekly allowance without requiring them to do anything to earn that money? A while back I had an idea. I was always buying things for my kids and I...

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...
How-to Assemble Emergency Supply Boxes
How-to Assemble Emergency Supply Boxes

Most people know they should have emergency supplies ready to go, but you may not be sure where to start, what to gather, and then what to do with it all. That’s why we’ve come up with a system for gathering, organizing/packing, and storing our emergency supply...

How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life
How Budgeting Will Improve Your Quality of Life

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
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
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
3 Teachable Money Lessons in Your Daily Life

Did you know it's super easy to teach your kids about different money lessons? Most people grow up not learning money lessons from their parents. They have to go through life and learn it the hard way, like I did. I learned from my parents to just - work, work, work,...

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