If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, or like my Facebook page, you’ve probably noticed that I’ve got gardening on the brain! We started our 4×8 square foot garden a couple years ago and I’m super excited to get going on it again. We’ve still got a good 4-6″ of snow on the ground, but it’ll be gone soon and it’ll be time to get our hands in the dirt.
Does the idea of “Spring Cleaning” leave you feeling overwhelmed and helpless? For moms with jobs, getting the house “regular-clean” can be challenging enough. Now that it’s spring, getting the house “spring-clean” is just plain daunting.
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Are you planning a vegetable garden this year? I know we learned LOTS of lessons with our little 4×8 raised bed last year and will be doing many things differently this year. Luckily for all of us, there are some great looking Kindle ebooks on organic gardening that are free* right now. Here are 6 to check out! [Read more…]
My Little Miss S is a big three year old now, and in our house that means she officially has chores. She has been helping around the house and in the yard, picking up small tasks here and there pretty much since she began to walk. But now it is official. She has her own chores that she is responsible for.
I know that many parents do not agree with this. “Let kids be kids. They grow up fast enough already,” is what many say. I agree with that – we SHOULD let kids be kids; and I believe having chores and helping around the house is part of being a kid.
This is the season when many people purge their homes of excess STUFF. Maybe it is Thanksgiving and Christmas on the horizon that inspires us to be grateful for the wonderful gifts in life and want to rid ourselves of unnecessary excess. Maybe it is the toy drives, coat drives, hat and mitten drives, and shoe drives that inspire some to donate useful items to others. Maybe it is the upcoming holiday season that inspires some to sell their useful items for extra cash to buy nice gifts for loved ones.