10 ideas to inspire community connections this summer

Our family calendar has only been open to May for a few days, and already the sprawling weeks ahead of us are filling up with plans, trips, and activities. With its long days and lovely weather, summer invites us to escape the walls of our homes and get out and about in our communities.  I (read more…)

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Getting the Most Out of the Farmers' Market

There are certain things your local grocer does best, and others where Farmers’ Markets simply can’t be beat.  Figuring out what those are will help you make the most of your local farmers’ market.

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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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