Tips for the Busy Mom to Get over the Overwhelming Power Outage
Being a mom is overwhelming no wonder you will find so many blogs talking about moms. Not only is there no guidebook to assist you along, there is also no shortage of responsibility as the role of mothers transcends pretty much every sub-category there is from cleaning the house to underpaid chef, taxi driver to laundry duty. You now agree that being a mom is stressful not to forget the kind of stress that they can experience when there is a blackout.
Power outages are a thing with most lasting a couple hours and some going for days which is why you need to be the most prepared mom there can ever be. Below are ways to prepare for the power outages.
Backup Power Source
While batteries are essential; they will not help you make the transition from being a mom to a blackout mom easily. This is where the generator guide comes in handy. While the generator may not light you your whole house, it can light up a few lights, the fridge freezer, the TV, a heater and your coffee pot for six hours a day on a gallon of gas. You don’t have to panic with a generator in place.
It doesn’t necessarily mean that you fill your underground bunker with canned foods, but a selection of ready-to-eat and non-perishable foods makes your cooking easier. The only thing that your family need to remain comfortable is heat and food, so the next time you go grocery shopping, be sure to but enough canned food for your entire kitchen shelf. Buy canned meat, vegetables, instant coffee, beans, soups and anything else that you can think of including fun stuff like dips, chips and chocolate.
There is nothing that can be as romantic as the allure of a house lit with candles with the raging storms outside. But this is impractical, dangerous and inefficient as most house fires are caused by candles lit during power outages. What you need instead is a selection of flashlights and camping lanterns and numerous batteries. As long as you have placed them in a practical place you will be fine. If you have light then you have a chance for some fun, whether it is reading, playing board games or a game of hide and seek.
Be sure to Cozy Up
If the heating goes then your home stops becoming the chipper place it once was. That is why you need to have a stash of extra quilts and blankets somewhere so that you can all get snuggly during those long, cold nights. If you can find sleeping bags in your garage, then grab them too; anything that will hold the cold at bay is going to be a big morale booster.