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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July!

Independence Day, commonly known as the Fourth of July or July Fourth, is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on  4, 1776.

Friday, June 12, 2015

It's our 3rd Birthday!

On June 11, 2012 SafelyFiled officially opened the doors.  In some ways, we can't believe it's been 3 years already.  In others....well it seems more like 10 years.  But in all ways, it's been exciting!


When we first started and talked to other entrepreneurs,  we were told, "However hard you think it's going to be to start a company from the ground up, it's going to be even harder and take a lot longer than you can imagine."  That didn't deter us though.  Of course, looking back now, it indeed was a lot harder and is taking a lot longer than we thought it would. It also takes a lot more dedication, time, money and faith than we thought was possible.  In hindsight, we are very glad that we didn't know then what we know now!   

We don't want to bore you with details of what all has happened since we opened our doors but we would like to highlight some things since our blog last year announcing our second birthday.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Preparing Your Child For Summer Camp

Hot days and warm nights.  Fireflies, campfires, smores and wiener roasts.  Tents, sleeping bags, flashlights and bug spray.  Don't you just love summer?


Did you go to summer camp as a kid?  I did.  I remember the excitement building up to leaving for camp.  Packing summer clothes, swimsuits and sun block. Stocking up on favorite snacks for after lights out.  I always had to have my diary and a couple of pens so I could capture the highlights of every day on the pages.  How did I know that in my adult years I'd need those diaries to remember much of my childhood?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Before You Ask Someone To Be Your Executor

About 30 years ago, our best friends asked my husband and me to be executors of their estate and take custody of their children if something happened to them. We gladly accepted. Afterall, we loved them and wanted to help.  But we had no idea what was being asked of us.


We're so very thankful that nothing did happen.  Their kids are fully grown adults now and our friends are still alive a well.  Thank God for that!

Friday, May 8, 2015

An Entrepreneurial-Minded Mom's Advice

Most everyone I know has had that "aha" moment when they think of a better way to do something or has a great new idea.  For those who've taken something from a thought and made it a reality, congratulations!  Give yourself a pat on the're an entrepreneur.

Nick Marino
My youngest son has entrepreneur written all over him. He keeps a pad and pen next to his bed for those moments when he wakes up to write down an idea.  He uses his smart phone "notepad" to jot down ideas he has during the day.  While he has some really wonderful ideas, until recently he's either been unable to act upon them fast enough and someone else beats him to it or he's been unsure how to go from idea to realization.  That can be very discouraging and make one want to give up on their dreams.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tips For Parents From Firefighters

Today we saw a tip from Jackson Fire Department's Facebook page that was so good we wanted to share it with our readers. 

Here is the tip they wrote for parents copied directly from their Facebook page:

"Too often firefighters come upon a vehicle accident where the parent(s) are unconscious and there are children in the car who are too young to communicate useful information. Here is a tip for all you parents out there: place a sticker on each child's car seat providing firefighters and emergency personnel valuable information such as child's name, DOB, parents names, emergency contact information, any medical conditions the child may have and medications. Also, please remember to update this information as needed. As first responders, we do thoroughly look at the car seats after a traffic collision, they can tell us a lot about the damage suffered and the impact itself. We will find these stickers if you place them in a spot where the information is not easily seen from the outside of the car if you are worried about others having that information."

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Personal Health Record

Many of us in the sandwich generation are trying to manage our own health as well as helping our elderly loved one's health and children's too.  It can be very overwhelming.  So overwhelming that often times we forgo keeping our own health on track.  


The thought of keeping a personal health record for ourselves and others in the family falls way down the priority list...until something happens.  But in this blog by the Mayo Clinic, they highly recommend that everyone keep a personal health record and make sure that record is available even in an emergency.  That's easier said than done.