How to have a completely peaceful car ride with three small kids

My husband has this little joke whenever the three-foot-and-under crowd in our family gets insanely loud en route somewhere. He pretends to press an invisible button near the A/C of our car, which magically scrolls up a sound-proof window between us in the front seat and those in the back. You know, like in a (read more…)

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Finding a Safe, Natural Sunscreen (and is the Sun Really Dangerous?)

Written by contributor Katie Kimball of Kitchen Stewardship. As with almost any topic in the field of health and wellness, it seems there is a tangled web of research and opinions when it comes to sun exposure and sunscreens. • Should we wear SPF 50 sunscreen for our walk from the house to the mailbox, (read more…)

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Back to basics: Create a home that will last generations

New or old, every home has a story.  Every story begins somewhere, and some go back farther than others.  One of the benefits to our recent economy is this: more people are buckling down, staying still, finding contentment with where they are and learning to love the homes they live in. As new construction slows (read more…)

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Outdoor Fun: Farm Visits

Written by contributor Nicole Bennett of Gidget Goes Home. During summer, most of us want to spend as much time as possible outside. We spend time playing, traveling, learning and just hanging out with family and friends all out of doors, enjoying the weather and the sunshine. I love it when getting outside with my (read more…)

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I’m back, in more ways than one.

Hi. I’m back from my maternity leave. I hope you enjoyed those 23 guest posts while I was away from this little place (twenty-three!). I loved everyone’s perspective shared on all kinds of topics, from potty training infants, to why dirt is good for you, to why adopting is such a beautiful thing. I was (read more…)

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