I like this website a lot. It’s clearly done by a woman who cares. There are some interesting articles. I wanted to point out two things.
1. That moment you can’t defend yourself won’t only affect you, as in the case of this woman, who lost her child as well.
2. There are so many resources online for learning to defend yourself, with all the time we spend on the internet, just an extra five minutes looking at defense sites can make a huge difference.
I also recommend picking up a book, like one on Krav Maga, which is really excellent and easy to learn self defense. There are just no excuses. Even if you are a busy mother with very little time in the day, I know your free time is precious. But so are your children, and making an investment in time to give yourself an extra chance to make sure you are safe and there for them as they grow up, and that you can protect them, is worth it. A few ideas.
Take a self defense course in your area.
Go to the gym.
Work out at home, cardio for running away, weights for fighting someone off.
Go take a concealed carry class, if nothing else to become familiar with guns and safer around them.
Buy mace, and then read up on how to use it. Defense actions has a great post on it here: http://defenseactions.com/blog/defense-buys/macepepperspray-1-do-they-really-work
Feel free to message me with questions about specific scenarios. If I don’t have the answer, I’ll find it for you.
Sometimes a lot of things I know about defense are so familiar to me I don’t think to write about it, so if you have an idea for something you’d like me to post on, let me know.