The weather is warm and beautiful. Spring is in the air and I love it. How beautiful to see the buds on the trees and the buttercups blooming. Life begins again. The smell of the air is clean and crisp and I feel happy and rejuvenated. Life is such a blessing. And thank GOD we are all hear to see another spring. So lets get busy. It is time to plant our flowers, do our spring cleaning, get out in the sun for long walks, and lose a few pounds before bathing suit season.
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Recipes & Tips
Break out the tent and brush up on the ghost stories. Tonight the campsite is in the backyard!
You don’t need a lot of space to have a lot of fun. In our condo days, we camped out on the patio more than a few times in a fort.
Sometimes the desire for a camp out can’t match up with the time it takes to get “out there.” Or maybe the kids just... [Read more >>]
Written by Amy Grisak
Lasagna gardening sounds delicious just from the name, but it’s a great term for what others call “sheet composting” or composting in layers. In the end, it’s a fantastic method to create highly productive soil without much effort.
The name is from the book Lasagna Gardening by Patricia Lanza. The beauty of this technique... [Read more >>]
Rotisserie chicken to the rescue!
When a recipe calls for a whole chicken shredded into bite-sized pieces, too many cooks turn the page and look for a quicker recipe.
After all, who wants to deal with making a whole chicken, before you even start the main recipe? Furthermore, who has the time to do that on a weeknight?
Fortunately, rotisserie chickens are a simple, readily available... [Read more >>]
Marriage & Parenting
Make Every day Mother’s Day
It’s right around the corner: that special day once a year when we celebrate moms. And if you’re scrambling for some last-minute gift ideas, or just holding out hope that your husband actually remembers this year, consider this: Perhaps the best gift you’ll receive this year isn’t going to come in a package, and it may just come from the person... [Read more >>]
I just joined ur email list and I admire u for this last email. Please keep them coming makes us feel normal. We don’t need advice its a since of reality check for us. Work on u and ur husband and forget about the teens. They will come back around in their later years trust me! God bless u and ur family!
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That just broke my heart. I realize that this doesn’t offer total peace for you at the moment BUT …..what are WE doing wrong. Remember, it takes a village to raise a child just too bad the village does not accept that role anymore. They are suffering in silence like you. Because we no longer have that “universal front” in either... [Read more >>]
I just read your article about bullying and while I agree on most
points, I have to disagree with you about some others. I didn't see
the news story you saw,but I can tell you that it isn't always
possible to move a child to another school. Our daughter was harassed
in one school she went to for being gay. We were living in a small
town on the... [Read more >>]
Cleaning & Organization
Know your zone before you plant
Do you know when your last frost is? How about what grows well in your climate? HGTV has taken the guess work out of it for you by providing a map of zones. Simply type in your zip code and find out when your first and last frost is and they even give you ideas on plants that will thrive in your zone!
Once you find your zone, or if you already know... [Read more >>]
Health & Nutrition
Spring fitness tips
From Workout Essentials to Pantry Purges, Founder Lisa Druxman Advises on Shaping up for the Season
At the first signs of spring, many new moms will emerge from their winter hibernation ready to resume outdoor workouts and reverse recent indulgences in cold-weather comfort foods. But a foray into post-baby fitness following a seasonal hiatus does require... [Read more >>]
Budgeting & Work at Home
Written by: Anton Simunovic
Developing healthy money habits early on can set your child’s financial compass for life. Parents are best able to encourage financial self-reliance in their children by paying them an allowance – as long as it’s implemented effectively.
Anton Simunovic, Founder & CEO of ThreeJars.com leads the way with a site... [Read more >>]
Beauty & Fashion
You don’t have to look like a housewife
I know when the babies come we get into the habit of walking around in our pajamas all day. Snap out of it!
I will give you six months to hang around the house but that’s it. At some point you need to wake up from the abyss and get yourself together.
Now, a lot of moms are getting pretty freaked out about this. As if asking moms to actually clean... [Read more >>]