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Gardening is a great family activity.   Here are some tips to make sure that your children are safe while they garden. (more…)

When I first began gardening, I never knew that people actually gardened in the fall.  I assumed that when summer was over, so was your gardening season.  Depending upon where you live, this may not be the case though.  Even if you live in a colder climate, you may still be able to extend your gardening season into the fall. 

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When we lived in the country, we had several acres of land.  I had a large garden and didn’t think so much about things like space and water usage: we had lots of land and a well.

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 It seems that every time I turn around, my children are being bombarded by commercials or advertisements encouraging them to eat the latest sugar, salt and fat laden snack. Such snacks are also cleverly packaged in order to entice the children even more so.

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A friend of mine decided to plant a garden to save on food costs.  He saved every receipt for his purchases and at the end of the year, he calculated his costs.  He was shocked to find out that he’d spent more money having his own garden than he would have if he’d gone out and bought organic produce at the local farmer’s market.

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Patience is a virtue my grandmother always said.  She was right; patience is an important concept for parents to teach their children.  In our modern fast paced world, patience is especially hard to teach.   How do you teach your children patience? (more…)

Summer is a time when most families like to kick back, relax and have fun.  To have fun, you’ll probably need to purchase some toys, or buy sun glasses and sun block for that beach trip you are planning.  Buy purchasing your summer supplies at a deep discount store, you can assure that your children have fun on a budget.

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By Harriet Hodgson

After they retire many people move into a smaller apartment, condominium, or town home. Simple as it sounds, downsizing takes lots of planning and time. Many retirement communities have long waiting lists and if you are thinking of downsizing you need to start now.

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