Play it Again: The Great Debate- Washing our Fruits and Vegetables

Originally Published March 2008 The debate isn't over whether we should actually wash our fruits and vegetables or not. Most people and "experts" agree, all produce should be washed before being eaten. What is hotly debated, however, is why and with what. Some say we don't need to worry about pesticide residues, but only food-borne bacteria, and therefore rinsing in water is good enough. Others says that pesticide residue is a very real concern and we need to use specially formulated, organic (usually expensive) produce […]

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Play it Again: Canning Pumpkins

Originally Published November 2008 (Update: I didn’t grow any of my own pumpkins this year, but I still intend to purchase some nice organic ones from my favorite produce market in the beginning of October and go through this same process with them. I was really happy with the pumpkin puree that I made last year and can’t wait to have more of it this year! It should also be noted that although I originally called this post “canning” pumpkins, I didn’t actually can them […]

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Herbal Art Prints Giveaway!

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We Now Interupt This Blog to Bring You Real Life

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Cloth Diapering a Newborn

Though many mamas desire to use cloth diapers for their little ones, the thought of using them soon after the birth or with a newborn is often a bit overwhelming. I think the general impression is that it is much more difficult than it truly is. After mentioning the other week that I was finding it a relatively simple thing to diaper my own newborn, I received several requests for more info on just how to go about using cloth diapering with wee ones. In […]

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A Wormy Update

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Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Freezing Spinach and Dehydrating Tomatoes

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The World is our Classroom

As a homeschooling mama who is just in her beginning years, I loved reading through this post! It really illustrates the type of learning environment that my husband and I aspire to develop in our home. There are so many excellent ideas here, and I hope that you will be both inspired and also that you will share some of the ways that you are creating rich and meaningful learning opportunities for your own family! ******* Guest Post by Abbi I feel so thankful to […]

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