How to Find Pick-Your-Own Farms in Your Area

How to Find Pick-Your-Own Farms in Your Area How to Find Pick-Your-Own Farms in Your Area

15 Ways to Burn 500 Calories Without Technically Exercising

15 Ways to Burn 500 Calories Without Technically Exercising 15 Ways to Burn 500 Calories Without Technically Exercising

20 Ways to Help a Loved One in Need

20 Ways to Help a Loved One in Need 20 Ways to Help a Loved One in Need

5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children

5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children 5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children

Christy’s Simple Tips: How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce

Christy’s Simple Tips: How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce Christy's Simple Tips: How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce

How to Find Pick-Your-Own Farms in Your Area

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Summer is upon us. It happens every year. I’m not sure why I’m surprised. One of the best parts of summer in my hungry humble opinion is the availability of fresh produce. Fresh blows the roots off anything you can find in the grocery store. I’ve been shocked to learn that my suspicious nature has been proven correct at farmers’ markets–some venders are receiving supplies…

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15 Ways to Burn 500 Calories Without Technically Exercising

500 Calories

(Random bit of entirely unrelated knowledge before continuing this post: a piece of homemade cherry pie is around 400 calories. Moving on.) So you want to lose weight, but exercise isn’t your thing. I get that. Or maybe exercise is your thing, but right now your bigger thing is nursing a newborn or homeschooling what feels like half the community but is really your own…

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20 Ways to Help a Loved One in Need

20 Ways to Help a Loved One in Need

I remember the weeks that our eldest daughter was in the hospital where she was ultimately diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, and I vividly recall the first several months back home. She was 14. She could barely walk or eat. I was very sick thanks to growing our sweet baby number seven. Steve was handling the groceries and follow-up testing and appointments while struggling to hold…

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5 Simple Tips for Gardening With Children

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Children love to make things grow. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and anyone who is responsible for watching children could and should take advantage of this natural fascination for the botanical kingdom. I’m not going to give you any hidden secrets or amazing tips for how to garden with children. In fact, most of my gardening attempts have been failures, but my gardening with my children has…

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Christy’s Simple Tips: How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce

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I thought everybody knew this technique, so I never thought to mention it. About two years ago my grandmother told me to watch the neat trick my uncle had just taught her, and she showed me the iceberg coring method my own mother–her own daughter–had been using my whole life. Apparently, not everyone knows this. But you will. How to De-Core Iceberg Lettuce Take the iceberg lettuce…

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What We Can Learn From Josh Duggar’s Downfall

What We Can Learn From Josh Duggar's Downfall

You’ve probably heard about the Duggar controversy. If not, I’ll tell you only that Josh Duggar committed a serious crime as a teen, it was dealt with extensively, and the family moved on. As often happens with the idiotic decisions we make in our youth (because we’ve all made them), his actions are now coming back to haunt and hurt him and his family. Before we…

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11 Tried and True Tips for Getting Kids to Eat Veggies

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One poor mama asked me how to get her kids to eat their vegetables. She has a child that gags and cannot swallow his veggies. Poor guy. Many people will judge. I might have after my first four girls, who ate their vegetables enthusiastically, but now I eat my veggies with a side of humble pie! Here’s why: We went through the whole gag issue…

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