You all know how passionate I am about making lifestyle choices in a way that helps the earth around us – and that especially includes animals provide food for us. It’s one of the reasons why I try to raise as much of my own food as possible and that what the ASPCA is focusing […]
I’ve kept chickens and turkey and now quail, but I had never kept geese before. So I was so excited to get a chance to review The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese by Kirsten Lie-Nielson because it covers everything you need to keep about keeping waterfowl. Be sure to check out the book and then […]
As we grow closer to the end of yet another year many begin to take stock of our financial situations. It is tough being pulled in so many directions – children’s college funds, vacation and family outings, home ownership and more. But it’s important not to neglect long-term savings for your retirement years. We aren’t […]
I love tangible books for the kids to keep them busy on the way to soccer practices, when I’m on a client call, or just on a day they want to play indoors instead of outdoors for whatever reason. So I was very excited to get some awesome kids activities books by Woo! Jr. Kids […]
Car seat safety is one of those issues every parent says they care about but it’s easy to lose track or have an improperly installed car seat without knowing it. See some free resources to have your car seat checked so you can know for sure!
I was so excited to be able to review the newest edition of Homegrown and Handmade by Deborah Niemann through a giveaway promotion with Homestead Bloggers Network, because this book covers so many things that help someone embrace a new self-sufficient journey. Be sure to look for the amazing Giveaway at the end of the […]
Although the weather is still quite warm out – there is a certain something in the air that just tells you it’s almost time for back-to-school. Making the transition back to school from the carefree days of summer can be quite a change for kids and parents alike. Not everyone who homeschools takes a summer break, […]
July 5th we got an enormous amount of rain in the wee hours of the morning and when it came in the house things changed for us. Quickly.
When you are young and carefree, the last thing on your mind is saving money for your future. You can’t wait to get that $20 from grandpa for mowing the yard because you have been dreaming about what you will get to spend it on. But as you grow older, you realize that it takes […]
When it is time to buy your kids’ books, clothes, toys and other essential items, where do you go first? Think about some of the things that you buy for your family regularly. Could you get those things at Goodwill?
Since April is World Autism Month, I’ve decided to #LightItUpBlue with Autism Speaks to increase understanding and awareness of autism. The issue is deeply personal to me as a mom of a child with autism. It’s highly likely that you know someone with autism too since the CDC estimates autism’s prevalence as 1 in every […]
If anyone knows and understands the ins and outs of car seats, to boosters, to simply buckling up – its my family of 7. With 5 kids in different age ranges, we have some that still need to be in car seats, some in boosters, and some that hop in and buckle up. It is […]