Before you think "that will never happen to me" or "I will deal with it once it happens," remember, a few minutes of advance planning is better than the angst of post-disaster documentation searching and replacement.
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Along with making a donation to agencies supporting those affected by the tornado, a really good thing for all families to do is to make some disaster plans of their own.
As devastating as the last week has been, what we learn from the experience helps us move forward and prepare for what might come in the future.
How many times have you sensed an impending problem but did not do everything in your power to stave off disaster, eventually dealing with ugly fallout?
My question for everyone who felt the ground moving in August is: are you okay for next time, all prepared for what could be a really massive shaker?
Take a moment to answer a few questions that will help us carry on in your absence, and raise your student in a manner that honors family traditions and values.
We've all likely done what we could for others in terms of volunteering and donating -- but as moms we've got to think in terms of protecting our own families, just in case it happens in our backyard.
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