It’s tax time and that means it is time to get my paperwork organized. I have bank and credit card statements to dispose of and I always like to make sure that I dispose of them properly. Every time my husband and I do our taxes…, I wonder what
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Written by: Jyl Johnson Pattee
Getting Started: How to Grow Vegetables From Seeds or From Plants
Starting From Seeds
If you’d like to start from the source—the seed itself—follow these gardening tips for beginners to get your garden up and going:
- Buy pots and planting soil.
- Depending on the vegetable, prepare your seeds by soaking
“I can’t find my sneakers!” Every third day is gym day, which means that every third day you will find us scrambling around the house trying to find that rogue sneaker.
A child’s disorganized bedroom can be a huge roadblock when it comes to getting out the door in the…
It’s been a long winter for much of the US, but spring is on the horizon! Warm weather means a new set of clothing, spring cleaning and holidays. Don’t let it sneak up on you. Get your home and your family ready for the warm weather… with these easy steps!
Unless you are Santa Claus, you do not have to give the entire world gifts. It’s tempting—the holidays …tend to bring that spirit out in people—but for your own sanity and wallet, you need to put limits on gift giving. And you need to streamline your shopping so that you
When winter rolls in, you’ll probably find yourself looking for more heat than your furnace can provide. You’ll certainly have a great many heating alternatives to choose from, each with its own benefits, shortcomings and safety hazards. Reading and heeding safety information is essential.
But to make supplemental heating even
…Kids and chores can be a real source of stress in the home—I don’t think there is anything else that families fight about more. “It’s your turn,” “No, its your turn,” “I did it last time,” “How come I have to do that?” “That isn’t fair!” Have you noticed that
In any given day, a parent can make a variety of decisions that affect the family. Everything from deciding what foods are acceptable for breakfast to what kind of entertainment is available after school is predetermined based on previous experience. However, have you considered how much of an impact it
In our rushed schedule, we can get very distracted by deadlines and to-do lists. Looking down at our phone, we breeze past the person at the grocery store that just held the door open for us. When we practice expressing gratitude, we shift our focus from ourselves to others. We…
Money should be the least of your worries when bringing home a new baby. Unfortunately, for most adding a baby into the household budget is one of the biggest stresses of becoming a new parent. But do not fret; raising a child without breaking the bank is entirely possible.