Got Water?

Written by contributor Amy Thompson of Progressive Pioneer. It seems so basic, water.  But sometimes those basic, but critically important things are the easiest to forget.  As creatures that are about 75% water, staying hydrated during the hot summer months (and dry winter months) is one of the most important things we can do to (read more…)

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Creating a kid-friendly yard to promote outdoor play

One of my favorite parts about spring and summer is how much more time my kids are able to spend outside. They argue less, use their imaginations more and sleep better after a long day of playing hard outside. When it comes to our yard, our goal is to create simple landscaping that invites our (read more…)

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5 essential make-from-scratch foods for your health and budget

I never thought I would bake my own bread. After my first passing attempt at homemade whole wheat bread years ago, I got reviews like, “Wow, that’s dense.”  I happily submitted to the fact that bread-making wasn’t for me. I knew where all the bread outlets in my city were, so I had a frugal (read more…)

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Organic Homemade Snack Foods: Crunch With Style

Katie is on vacation until late July. We’ll have a series of guest contributors filling in, and next up is Marla Meridith of Family Fresh Cooking. Today she’s here to share some recipes for tasty, healthy homemade snack foods. When we think of crunchy snack food, most folks usually rip open a bag, sit in (read more…)

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10 ideas to make money matter less

I saw a lot of people grow up with very little money. Yet they were some of the happiest people I have ever seen. They were fiercely passionate about their careers and competitive in nature. They were certainly comfortably rich, but money was not the first thing you noticed when you saw them. Once we (read more…)

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