Gardening 101: Make Your Own Compost

Earlier this month, Eren wrote a great article called Starting a Garden With Repurposed Materials, and she included a paragraph about compost.  However, a few readers have requested some more information about this gardener’s gold, so today we will look at the subject more thoroughly. What is Compost? A mixture of various decaying organic substances, (read more…)

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Houses have windows, homes have stories

My 5-year-old daughter is obsessed with words. She spends her days at school learning sounds of words, what words mean, how to spell words and how to read words. So, when I said to my husband the other day, “We’ve really made this house a home, haven’t we?”, she quickly replied “House and home are (read more…)

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The Benefits of Homemade Baby Food & 6 Easy Steps for Batch Cooking

Starting solids foods with baby is one of the most memorable milestones in parenting. Everyone loves to capture the memory of that first bite of cereal (which usually squishes back out through those little lips) and the big accomplishment of the first time she picks up the finger food and actually gets it in her (read more…)

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Relinquish your power on the things that don’t matter

I don’t share many parenting tips here, mostly because I don’t have a lot. I’ll venture into pantry organization or budgeting — but raising up the next generation? Now that’s territory in which I feel rather unqualified to write. That said — I do have a few tricks up my sleeve. And this one is (read more…)

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4 Cloth Diapering Options Defined

This post was first published on Simple Mom on June 2, 2009. Anyone looking into the world of cloth diapers for the first time can feel very overwhelmed. There are so many different websites with so many different types of diapers available that it’s easy to experience information overload. But cloth diapering is really very (read more…)

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