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In the backyard of our former house lived two blue bins. What lived inside those bins was gold-ok it was black, but worth more than gold to me. It was my compost! I obsessed over what I could add to it, turned it regularly, and grew to love my ugly boxes of decay. Of course, [...]
Because you were patient. Here are a few photos of Christmas gifts!
Last night while reading this blog, I discovered the concept of “The New Year 50.” Here is how it works. Between Christmas and New Year’s you have to get rid of 50 things in your house. They can be small or large. You can pass them on, recycle, upcycle, repurpose, or as a last resort: [...]
LBG’s two month check-up went fairly well. The Father and I have been concern that he might be missing some mile stones because he doesn’t smile on a regular basis (I’ve only seen 3,) doesn’t work on this neck muscles during tummy time, and doesn’t follow small objects with his eyes or head. Turns out, [...]
Ya Think? I’m not even going to comment on this other than maybe my childhood resistance to washing my hands may not have been such a bad thing.
Recently it has been brought to my attention that there are some shady practices behind commercially grown tomatoes. I’m not a big tomato eater but I do use them in some recipes. This summer, we will be canning our own tomatoes for use in chili and stew during the winter. I don’t want our dollars [...]
When I was a baby, I wore a gold chain with a pendant around my neck and probably a bracelet, too. I’m sure they were very beautiful but didn’t have much to offer besides being pretty. I’ve been learning a lot about natural remedies and two that have really struck me are Baltic Amber and [...]
I can’t believe the year is almost over! This year has been insanely packed with emotions. Starting in January, The Father returned from a 13 month deployment to Afghanistan. Those were the longest 13 months of our lives. Originally, he was supposed to be gone for 15 months; I don’t know how we would have [...]
Throughout my entire pregnancy, I kept hearing the various debates about vaccinations. I fully believe in the benefits of vaccinating a child and knew that we would be vaccinating LBG. I don’t like the idea of depending on other kids to be vaccinated in order to keep my unvaccinated child healthy. However, I didn’t exactly [...]
Into the land of cloth diapering, that is! Yesterday we decided that maybe we should give it a shot. I’ve been wanting to try but part of convincing myself that we should do it is also convincing The Father. If I could get him to say yes, I’d give it a go. So, with out [...]