September is Emergency Preparedness month. It’s a great time of year to think about what your family will need in case of an earthquake, power outage, or other natural disaster. Kathryn Shulz’s article The Big One was published in the July New Yorker. Its focus on the catastrophe that awaited the mostly unprepared Pacific Coast spawned discussion on talk radio, news segments, and additional articles in our local paper. I wanted to make sure our family had a plan to weather something big, like a major earthquake, or even something minor, like losing power for a few hours or a few days in an ice storm this winter.
But Emergency Preparedness can be overwhelming. In a recent post in a mom’s group I participate in, one of the very pregnant mom’s asked if anyone was thinking of emergency preparedness. And while the conversation helped identify an emergency preparedness expert in our group who is putting together a get together to discuss this topic (sweet!), it also uncovered a general feeling of ‘being overwhelmed’ by the task. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness – One Bite at a Time”