To Parents Everywhere: Relax Now

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When I moved into my new house six months ago, I vowed that I would keep rooms, walls and spaces completely empty before I would fill a void with something I didn’t love. Suffice it to say, I currently have A LOT of wall space and some very sparse rooms in my house because I […]

DIY Anti-Itch Stick or Spray for Summer

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If your kids are anything like mine, this is the time of year when their pediatrician raises an eyebrow at their physical condition and I always fear someone is going to report me to social services or something. Let’s just say, that my kids have A LOT of fun over the summer and this fun […]

Constellation Night Light

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Looking for a fun and educational craft you can do with your little one? In trying to find a way to quell my son’s fear of the dark, we came up with this fun and interactive project that not only helped him enjoy his room when the lights were out, but taught him a little […]

All Natural and Easy-to-Make Tick Repellant

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Just when we were basking in the sunny, warm days of spring after a long, snowy winter, I picked up my daughter to bring her inside to wash up for dinner and spotted the one thing that can stop my love of nature in its tracks: a tick in her ear. The very next day, […]

Quality Time: Getting Out Into Nature

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We live so close to the beach, the coast, and so many hiking trails, but we rarely take the time to get out and enjoy them with my husband’s busy schedule and two young children. Honestly, it can take us up to two hours to get everyone ready to leave the house anytime we go out. But last […]

Salve for the Sore Gardener

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I have been perusing gardening books and magazines and pouring over Pinterest posts for months, planning and replanning my new gardens. Having a bare landscape is both exhilarating and daunting: so much potential, so many ideas, so much time, so much money, so much effort, so overwhelming and so back breaking. Yes, I could call […]

Lettuce Bombs

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So, I got a little ahead of myself when I took a jaunt to Tractor Supply Company with my son a few weeks ago. Winter was long, the sun was shining, my son had just picked out the most perfect windmill birdfeeder, and the organic seed display was freshly stocked. That being said, I went […]

DIY Blush and Bronzer

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With all of the chemicals, preservatives, and additives in cosmetics today, it’s horrifying to think about all of those toxins being applied to our bodies and our faces each day. Aside from all the chemicals, how much we spend on finding the “right shade” or blush and bronzer can be truly ridiculous. I have an […]

How to Restore Your Plants from Stems and Trimmings

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Recently, we were at the local gardening center browsing and I couldn’t help but admire their large pots of coleus plants. They were gorgeous! I thought, if only I could just snip a branch or two to grow my own, but no… that would be stealing, and stealing is bad. Even if it is to grow something beautiful […]

Diffusing the Situation

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I hate to keep griping about the New England weather, but this long, hard winter has given us grounds to gripe. We all thought April would bring warmth and sunshine, but Easter bonnets and sandals were replaced with winter hats and tights. Lame. I am longing for the days when I can open the windows […]