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Urban Homesteading: 15 Ways to Go Green in the City

The word “homesteading” brings to mind adventurous settlers rushing to stake their claim on lands out west in the 1800s. You might think of homesteaders as Little House on the Prairie-types who reject modern technology and conveniences in favor of cows, sows, and plows.  But modern homesteading simply means embracing a lifestyle that values sustainability over […]

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How to Prepare Your Toddler For A New Baby: 11 Smart Tips for Parents

It has been seven months since the birth of our second daughter. In that time, I have learned a lot about my own motherhood journey. Everyday is filled with its ups and downs and typically ends with poop. Mounds and mounds of poop! In all seriousness though, preparing to have a second child brought with it all sorts […]

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How To Get The Perfect Christmas Card Photo Without All The Stress

The Christmas season is under way! There is no shortage of advertisements for the perfect gizmos. The grocery stores are fully stocked with all the fixin’s. Moms are gearing up and making a list of all their to-dos, and at the top of the list are those pesky Christmas card photos. You remember last year’s […]

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Easy Scrapbooking for the Busy Mom

I started scrapbooking in high school when the scrapbooks were big and bulky with gray pages and a shoelace-type string to hold it all together. (Am I dating myself here?!?) Nowhere did we see the phrases “acid-free,” “lignin-free,” “archival-quality,” or “photo-safe.” We used glue (or even rubber cement!) to put–gasp!–newspaper clippings right into those scrapbooks! […]

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