I don’t know about you, but for my family, September is pretty hectic.
We’re all adjusting to new schedules, getting used to new faces, and trying to stay sane.
And we’re all tired.
So I’m grateful when I’m told what I need to do, like when someone tells me:
Amy, buy the TI-83 Plus from Amazon because it’s the best price. . . or,
You definitely can’t miss the church picnic because they sell the best empanadas.
I’m here to share something important with you, my friends. I’m telling you what you need to do and what you need to know: September is National Preparedness Month, and there are some things going on this month that you definitely do not want to miss.
There are things you cannot miss.
Here’s the skinny. . .
National Preparedness Month: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe
Some of you who’ve been hanging around here for a while may remember way back when I wrote about what families in the DC Metro area can–and should–do to prepare for a natural disaster or a weather emergency.
Maybe some of you even remember seeing our family on ABC World News Tonight talking about how our family was not prepared for a weather emergency. (Or maybe you just remember what my kids thought we should pack. Gulp.)
Well, to keep things focused, if you want to keep your family safe in the event of a natural disaster, you need to know three basic things:
- You need ICE Cards.
- You need an Emergency Plan.
- You need an Emergency Preparedness Kit and Go Bags.
Check out a cute, quick video from Save the Children–all about the Prep Step which you’ll learn more about this month:
And as part of a partnership with Save the Children, I’m inviting you to join me to learn more and to share experiences so that we all learn, we all stay safe, and we are all prepared to the best of our ability to keep our families safe in the event of a natural disaster.
The bottom line, my friends, is this: no matter where in the world we are, we need to be prepared so that we keep our children safe. It’s not about lugging an enormous suitcase with us everywhere we go or building a bunker in our back yard. It’s a lot more simple than that.
Until then, put these dates on your calendar:
- Tuesday, September 13, 8 pm ET: HUGE Instagram Loop
- Wednesday, September 21, 1 pm ET: National Preparedness Month Twitter Event
- Tuesday, September 27, 1 pm ET: Facebook LIVE Loop
Each event will involve some fun and friendly faces, prizes (yay!), and will be packed to the max with information you will need and can use that very day. You’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at how you can adequately prepare your family for a natural disaster and how others around the country are doing the same.
So join me, my friends.
I look forward to learning with you!
fyi: I am so excited to be a Save the Children Fellow this year, along with nine other influencers. Huge and happy thanks for our friends at Save the Children for inviting me to be a part of this group and for doing everything they can to keep children–all around the world–what they need to grow up happy and healthy.