How to Make and Use Cloth Wipes

I switched from disposable diapers to cloth when my oldest child (now five) was ten months old.  My primary reason for switching to cloth was to cut one more expense out of an already very tight budget. Almost immediately, I fell in love with cloth diapers – the feel of soft cotton against my baby’s (read more…)

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The importance of family rituals

Every Friday, no matter how hectic or stressful the week has been, my husband and I have a ritual to celebrate the weekend’s start. We crack open a bottle of wine, plug in the iPod to its speakers, and roll up our sleeves in the kitchen. I make dough for the pizza crust, and my (read more…)

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Sunday Links: Welcome, Spring!

It’s finally official: spring is here. Bring on the warm weather and sunshine! I hope that wherever you are, you are seeing at least a few signs of the new season. Here are some links for your Sunday reading pleasure..but if have lovely weather, be sure to get outside and enjoy it! • From My (read more…)

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An essential checklist for moving in to a new home

Cardboard, bubble wrap, and newspaper. That’s what I’ve been up to my eyeballs in this past week as we’ve slowly been moving in to our new-yet-temporary home. It feels really good to finally be using some of our own stuff again instead of squatting at other people’s homes — but it doesn’t make moving any (read more…)

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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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