Wordless Wednesday: Being Prepared

Written by NPN_Admin on November 23rd, 2011

Edited by Jorje

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This week we asked: What does being prepared look like?

(Read more about being prepared on our resource page, and enjoy this week’s articles on the theme.)


Luschka from Diary of a First Child says “These are the ingredients for Four Thieves Vinegar – a herbal preventative for many sicknesses, including the Plague, if you believe the story!”


Moira loves to pack bags, sometimes three or four, when we are leaving the house.


Moira’s mommy, Shannon, loves to prepare for winter by canning the harvest.

Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.


From Phoebe: “We went camping for four days. Do you think we packed enough?!”

Phoebe blogs at Living under the iron fist of my tinkers.


From Lauren: “Gathering, washing, sanitizing, and storing linens and towels and other supplies helped put my mind at ease as I prepared for my homebirth. And it worked, too – when the time came for the birth, everything was right where my support team and I needed it, and I didn’t have to think about anything but having a baby.”

Lauren blogs at Hobo Mama.


At their baby shower, friends and family helped prepare Momma Jorje
and Daddy Elmo to welcome Baby Sasha into their lives.


Dionna prepares for labor and birth by practicing relaxation and yoga (with a little help from Kieran).

Dionna blogs at Code Name: Mama.

Tell us: What does being prepared look like in your family?

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11 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Being Prepared

  1. Darcel @ The Mahogany Way  

    Very nice! I especially like the one of the jars.

  2. Momma Jorje

    So many things for which to prepare in life! That top photo is beautiful!

  3. Jenn @ Monkey Butt Junction  

    I love this one, I wish I had remembered to send in a photo.

    My husband and I always joke about having a “zombie plan” – like, what to do when the zombie apocalypse happens. It is funny, but we really talk ourselves through some good lessons on preparedness: having enough food, medical supplies and water on hand, how to evacuate the house in a hurry, how to get by without the luxuries of modern life, etc. We’ve learned a lot through our talks, and I like to think that if, God forbid, disaster should strike, we’d be prepared for a lot of different scenarios.

  4. Dionna  

    Lauren – you are SO much more sanitary than I am. You sanitized towels?! Gawd – now that I know, I’m not even going to do it ;)

    • Lauren  

      I didn’t the first time (Mikko’s planned homebirth that wasn’t), never thought of it. But my midwife this time gave us a sheet of instructions that included washing all linens and newborn clothes in hot water and then sealing them up till the birth. I wondered how necessary it was, considering I hadn’t done it the time before. When the time for the birth came and I cracked open my sanitized sheets, I immediately thought, “Well. Now they’re not sanitary anymore, huh?” The midwife also never checked that I’d sanitized them or mentioned it. Think it was some sort of hazing? ;)

  5. Lauren  

    Really cool topic — I love seeing what angle everyone chose!

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