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Preparing Your Lawn and Garden for Fall

The weather is cooling off and it's time to prepare your yard for winter.  What fall outdoor chores should you tackle first?  Here are a few tips for preparing your lawn and garden for fall. How do I prepare my yard for fall? Now that summer has passed and the cool weather is … [Read More...]

Tips for Making Your Life Easier and More Efficient

I have been trying very hard to reduce stress in my life, which means getting organized and simplifying things whenever possible. If you feel overwhelmed regularly,  here are a few ways you can start making your life easier, less stressful, and more fun.Moms Help the World Go Round We … [Read More...]

Long Distance Caregiving Tips For Aging Parents

Long distance caregiving (taking care of aging parents or an older sibling, for example) can be incredibly stressful.  What signs should you look for in older adults that indicate a need for assistance?  Even if your elderly parents live far away, you still need to ensure they are safe, … [Read More...]

Menopause and Chronic Pain: How I’m Reclaiming My 40’s

This post about menopause and chronic pain is made possible with support from AARP’s Disrupt Aging. All opinions are my ownOne day, when I was a kid, I came into the kitchen to find my mother standing with her head in the freezer.  Just standing there with the freezer door open and her eyes … [Read More...]

How to Pack an Eco friendly Lunchbox

Looking for eco friendly lunchbox ideas that are non toxic and reduce waste? You can pack a sustainable and well-balanced meal quickly with a few reusable items and a little bit of planning.  Here are a few waste free lunch tips for people taking their lunch to school or work. Eco … [Read More...]

Recipes

Healthy Quinoa Salad Recipe with Spinach and Apricots

This healthy quinoa salad recipe was a delicious last minute creation that I threw together after a haphazard inventory of my pantry. I … [Read More...]

Healthy Peanut Butter Oatmeal Energy Bites

I am a morning person but by 3 PM in the afternoon, I am craving a nap. These peanut butter oatmeal energy bites were my attempt at powering through … [Read More...]

Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta

This Watermelon Salad Recipe with Basil and Feta is a simple, refreshing summer side dish that you can whip up in only a few minutes. Sweet watermelon … [Read More...]

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Green Living

Handy Tips for Freezing Produce

Have extra produce from the garden? Just freeze it! Store your summer harvest in your freezer to … [Read More...]

How to Remove Labels From Jars With Barely Any Work

This weekend I decided to replace a ton of spices from my spice rack. Some of them were there when I … [Read More...]

Green Manicure Tips for Healthy Nails

Whether you just want to have a girls's night in or you are getting dressed up for date night, … [Read More...]

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Health

Healthy Labor Day Party Tips

Summer is drawing to a close and September is almost here. Are you looking for Labor Day party ideas … [Read More...]

7 Reasons to Start Running to Lose Weight

Running to lose weight can be a great addition to your workout regimen. The struggle to lose weight … [Read More...]

Heart Healthy Lifestyle Tips to Adopt Right Now

This conversation about heart-healthy lifestyle tips has been sponsored by St. Joseph® Low Dose … [Read More...]

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Gardening

Edible Gardening Tips and Foodscaping Ideas for Beginning Gardeners

One of the things I love most about spring is getting back to gardening. When we moved into our … [Read More...]

Urban Composting Tips for City Dwellers and Apartment Renters

When you think of composting, do you envision large piles of organic waste turned regularly by … [Read More...]

Tips For Preparing Your Spring Garden

One of the best ways to save money on organic food is to grow your own. Gardening is a great way to … [Read More...]

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DIY and Crafts

DIY Business Card Holder and Other Uses For Altoids Tins

My family absolutely LOVES mints and breath fresheners.  That means we are always looking for … [Read More...]

Rock Painting Instructions and Fun Ideas for Use

When my children were young, we spent a lot of hours going on nature hikes.  During out time … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Stick Santa and Elf Christmas Craft

Looking for an easy Christmas craft?  This cinnamon stick Santa and Elf craft is so simple to … [Read More...]

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House, Home and Family

How to Pack an Eco friendly Lunchbox

Looking for eco friendly lunchbox ideas that are non toxic and reduce waste? You can pack a sustainable and well-balanced meal quickly with a few … [Read More...]

How to Tell if Your Child Needs Glasses

Does my child need glasses? Have you asked that question to your child's pediatrician yet? How do you know if your baby needs glasses? Or what normal … [Read More...]

Green Camping Tips For Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Are you planning a camping trip in the coming months?  Going camping is no reason to throw all your eco-friendly habits out the window.  … [Read More...]

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Travel

Morning Vitality Drink from Swissotel Hotels and Resorts to Boost Wellness

This morning vitality drink recipe has been sponsored as part of a campaign with Swissotel Hotels … [Read More...]

Wildlife Safety Tips for Outdoor Family Vacations

If you are heading out into the great outdoors this summer, please read up on a few wildlife safety … [Read More...]

Eco Friendly Cruises: Why You Should Rethink Your Next Cruise Vacation

Are you wondering where to go on your next family vacation? Spring break and summer vacation are … [Read More...]

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