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When I started my garden three years ago it was something to take my mind off the business of life. I loved the idea of being able to nurture and grow my own food, and while I knew it...
Summer is finally here and the official change of the season is always a good time to refresh the entrance to your home. A doormat is one of the easiest ways you can make a difference on your front stoop...
Having backyard chickens is a trend that doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon, From sprawling country acres to small plots of land in cities like Chicago, the number of chicken owners is growing in the United States...

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Caramel Apple Hand Pies Recipe

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I get a lot of compliments on my children's curly hair (which they got from me by the way). And while I appreciate all the...

How To Handle The Tomboy Stereotype

Every now and then – generally when I feel like my parenting game is strong – my daughter will ask me a question that...

The Perfect Vehicle For Families & Road Trips

We’re a road trip kind-of-family. We’ve been up and down both coasts and we’ve driven to Texas, Alabama and South Carolina from the Chicagoland...

The Best Peach Cobbler Recipe

I think it is time to declare it to be baking season. We’re about halfway through September and while I don’t feel quite ready...