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How to Pickle Watermelon Rinds

How to Pickle Watermelon Rinds

I really hate to see food go to waste, and as I was cutting up a watermelon this year, I thought what a waste it was to put the watermelon rinds in the trash. I don’t have chickens anymore, and I don’t have a compost, so I really do feel like I am wasting them […]

Inspire a love of reading

Celebrate National Library Week

Teaching your children to love reading is one of the greatest life skills you can give them. And one way to build their love of reading is to introduce them to all the wonders that the library holds. Gone are the days of the physical card catalog – they are gorgeous, so gorgeous in fact, […]

asparagus salad

Asparagus Salad

I love when fresh asparagus takes over the produce department in springtime. This means winter is finally behind us, and the floodgates will soon open to a beautiful array of seasonal, locally grown veggies. Asparagus is full of nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants, so it’s a great addition to your dinner plate. Asparagus is typically roasted […]

A Second Cup of Hot Apple Cider

Hot Apple Cider: Two Canadian Anthologies

In 2008, That’s Life! Communications partnered with The Word Guild to produce Hot Apple Cider: Words to Stir the Heart and Warm the Soul, an anthology of Canadian short stories, nonfiction, and poetry.  Since then, the book has become a best-seller, with over 45,000 copies in print.  Hot Apple Cider brings a uniquely Canadian perspective […]

Homeopathic First Aid Kit

Homeopathy at Home: 5 Useful Homeopathic Remedies

Homeopathy is based on the principle that “like cures like”: a substance that causes symptoms in large doses is used in very diluted doses to treat those same symptoms. The basic idea is to stimulate the body’s own natural healing ability with very diluted substances. This makes homeopathic remedies safe for the whole family. In […]

Boob Design nursing and maternity dress

Not Frumpy Nursing & Maternity Wear – Clothing Review

I always carry big in pregnancy. Even from my first, I got all kinds of fun questions about how many were in there, when I was ready to pop, etc – and that was all before the third trimester! So, when I found out I was pregnant with #4, I figured I’d have quite a […]