The Joy of Studying Over Holiday Break

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Randen Pederson

School work is a necessary part of life. Do you home school or send your kids to public school? Either way, you may need to prepare your kids for studying over Easter/Spring Break, Thanksgiving, and Christmas break. The last thing your kid wants to do is study while they are supposed to be on break,… [read more]

Be Prepared at the Park: Tips for Staying Safe at Parks and Playgrounds

Be Prepared at the Park Tips for Staying Safe at Parks and Playgrounds

Now that spring has arrived for most of the world, park season is in full force. In Texas, we get about three weeks of spring before the weather becomes unbearable, which means we better fit in a lot of park visiting while we still can. National Park Week and National Playground Safety Week both fall… [read more]

How to Successfully Grow Herbs Indoors

Kitchen Herb Garden - Image by Frankie Robert

Early spring is a great time to plant herbs indoors. They can be grown on windowsills year round, but a spring start aligns perfectly with God’s natural growing schedule, and plants respond well to the natural cycle. You can keep the plants indoors, or else just get them started inside. Then, you can either transplant… [read more]

Away From Home When Disaster Strikes? Prepare Your Car to Handle Any Emergency

Away From Home When Disaster Strikes Prepare Your Car to Handle Any Emergency

Your home emergency kit is complete, your pantry is stocked; you have the right grain mill, an emergency checklist for possible disasters, and you have the most sustainable garden in the neighborhood. But then it hits you; I’m not always at home! Creating an emergency kit for the car is just as important as creating… [read more]

6 Great Waffle Recipes

A waffle, hot on the iron. Flickr photo by nickydizzle

I enjoy a good waffle now and then and my family is usually very willing to try any new recipes I find. Here are a bunch of fabulous recipes for different kinds of waffles that all sound extremely tasty. I hope you enjoy some of them enough to try them out next time you get… [read more]

5 Strange Ways to Attract Pollinators To Your Yard

Think beyond the bee when you work to attract pollinators to your garden. Photo: Tasitch / CC by 2.0

Damage to their habitat, shifting weather patterns, and pesticides have made pollinators none too happy, but you can create an pollinators’ oasis in your own garden. By growing organically, you’ll make a huge difference to the health of your pollinators, many of whom are bugs themselves: bees and butterflies. This will lead to big benefits… [read more]