Do you know the people in your neighborhood?

I have about six weeks left of this pregnancy, more or less, so I’m going to lighten up my writing schedule a bit in order to focus on birth preparation and nesting, while still running Simple Living Media. With this in mind, I’m bringing back Q&A, a popular series here on Simple Mom, where you (read more…)

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Fruits and Veggies: When To Buy Organic

We have all heard that it is better to buy organic produce so that we can avoid exposing our systems to unnecessary pesticides.  But let’s be honest: organic food is expensive – and with good reason.  It takes a lot of work to grow healthy food without toxins and miracle formulas. So, if you’re on (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Now is the Month of Maying

• From The Progressive Pioneer: Making Your Own Herbal Remedies • From Small Notebook: Small Container Gardening, Part 1 and Part 2 • From Natural Parenting Tips: Non-Toxic Cornflower Fingerpaint • From Keeper of the Home: Video Blog: Making My Own Shampoo and Conditioner • From Fimby: Small Yard Composting • From Kitchen Stewardship: Healthy (read more…)

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Use the good stuff

This post was first published on June 19, 2009. I thought it apropos after this past month’s emphasis on decluttering and spring cleaning. Basically, if you’re going to keep it — use it. A few years ago, I read this excerpt from one of Erma Bombeck’s columns, when she discovered she was dying from cancer (read more…)

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How To: Repurpose, Reuse, Refinish Furniture

It seems like as soon as the temperature starts to rise and the flowers begin to blossom my need to redecorate and rearrange my house shifts into high gear. I feel the need to move the chairs closer to the windows.  I want everything to look lighter and brighter.  I find myself pouring over decorating (read more…)

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