191:Easy Emergency Preparedness for Families // Melanie Papworth

It seems like crazy emergencies will never happen to us, but they can. At any moment! And we need to be prepared so we know what to do to protect our families and our homes to the best of our ability.


If you’ve felt an urge to get more prepared, but you haven’t known where to start because it feels too overwhelming, too expensive, or just too much for your busy-mom schedule, today’s episode is for you. I am thrilled to be interviewing Melanie Papworth, founder of the website Plan for Awesome.  Melanie is a mom of 4 and a step-mom of 3, and her mission is to help busy moms simplify emergency preparedness for their families. This episode is NOT intended to make anyone feel scared or anxious–in fact, it’s just the opposite. Because when we are prepared, we can relax, knowing that if the worst should happen, we will be ready.





– 3 Takeaways from Melanie Papworth to Prepare your Family for Emergencies –


  1. Start with the basics. That might be figuring out how to turn off your water and gas and ordering the tool on Amazon to do it, or having a quick conversation with your kids about where they could go and who they could contact in case of an emergency.
  2. Don’t let money stop you. If you don’t have it in your budget right now to gather a bunch of supplies, then just start with gathering information. This doesn’t have to be hard or expensive.
  3. Team up with a friend to do emergency preparedness together. You two can support each other in the physical tasks required with a project like this, AND it will be especially helpful with accountability and motivation.



>>>Are these tips from Melanie Papworth helpful? What would you add to her takeaways? Tell us in the comments below.







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