when it rains, it pours. and floods.

For those of you who watch the news/skim Twitter/scroll slowly through Facebook, you've probably seen that Texas was underwater this past Monday.  That's a slight exaggeration. I mean, we personally were not physically underwater, but we also live on the sixth floor. If we had been in the basement of our building then we definitely would have been underwater....more

Raindrops Keep Falling on Our Heads . . . .

Natives of Southwest Louisiana (also known as Acadiana and Cajun Country) are currently experiencing a deluge of rain....more

The Floods - an update

After yesterday's events I feel it'd be unsensitive to write about anything else today. Genova yesterday was hit by flash floods, rivers which run through the city burst their banks. Streets became torrents. The images are shocking, it's hard to believe something on that scale could happen in the country I'm living in. ...more

Any Busy Mothers Out There Love Coffee As Much As This Busy Mom?

I ask this question because it is telling that when we were flooded out of our home on May 1st, 2010 the one non-essential item that I asked my husband if he could please try to get out of our house for me was our Keurig Coffee Maker....more

I had to live like an Arab (a stereotyped Arab that is)

If the shock of discovering the vandalised village sign yesterday wasn't enough to put me off my journey home, just imagine how I felt when not more than 250 yards after that, I encountered a huge bloody great flood in the road. Sacre bleu! How much can a human be expected to endure? ...more

Before the Weather Hits: How to Make Your Own Emergency Survival Kit

Earthquakes. Hurricanes. Tsunamis. Volcanic explosions. Floods. Tornadoes. Fire. Terrorist attack. There are any number of events that can turn your life into a fight for survival. You've got a better chance of winning that fight if you are prepared. ...more

Thanks so much for the post and all the tips. With the holidays around the corner, I am ...more

There Is Nothing Left.

A baby, held by his mother, is crushed between villagers fighting for bags of flour during flood relief distribution on Friday near Muzaffargarh in Punjab, Pakistan. (Getty Images)...more

Flood Safety Reminder for Kids - Share this Video!

Timely reminder for flood safety. My co-worker Sabrina shared it....more

(VIDEO) Thousand-Year Rains Flood and Devastate Tennessee

News of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill and the attempted bombing of Times Square has somewhat overshadowed coverage of the devastating "thousand year" flood in Nashville and surrounding areas of Tennessee. Record rainfall in a relatively short period of time led to the Cumberland River cresting Monday at 51.8 feet. ...more

Lindsey Ferrier at Suburban Turmoil is sharing her experience and how you can help. Read her ...more

In My World - Everyday Seems Like A Monday!

 So waking up every morning is always a new adventure for me since my motto is "Everyday is a new day". Cause last night I was like, all freaking anxiety-ridden over the impending SE - PAR - A - TION, and after a tearful phone call with my brother, I had a glass of Pinot Nior and simply snapped out of it....more