The Headless Childcare Provider

All the stores have been stocking their shelves with Christmas since October and the grocery store had a Salvation Army bell-ringer before Halloween – what’s up with that? I refuse to think about Christmas before Thanksgiving, except for Toys for Tots. Cowboy is in the Marine Reserves, which helps out…

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The Dirty Truth About Littering

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The other day I received an email from David, owner of Cleaning Services Group in the UK. That’s the United Kingdom, if you didn’t know. He’s passionate about the disastrous effect littering has on our planet, and after reading his message I decided to help spread his message.   Did…

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Baby Wearing 101

Several years ago I wrote a couple of posts about baby wearing. Both Teacher and I wore each of our babies, and several of our grand-babies too. Although my posts fulfilled their purpose – to support baby wearing – they weren’t very helpful for new parents who wanted to learn…

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Easy Microwave Baked Apples

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When I was a kid my grandparents had a giant Cortland apple tree in their back yard. Nothing tasted as good as the apples from that tree, and Cortlands are still my favorite apple. In the fall when Cortlands are ripe I love to make Baked Apples, but I never…

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Desperately Seeking Millwork

Teacher and I love the 1920s floor we uncovered and by “we” I mean “he and Jonah”, but aren’t sure what kind of wood it is. I think it’s maple, but I have no reason to think that except it sounds like a nice kind of wood to me. One…

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Bennett Kit Home – Flanders

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Several years ago when the house needed to be repainted Teacher and I decided it was time to change the grey/burgundy/cream color scheme. The house was built in 1922 and we both love 1920s Craftsman style so Teacher suggested I search online to see what colors 1920s bungalows were painted.…

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Energy Conservation in the Home

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As our children and grandchildren get older I think more and more about what kind of world will be left for them when my generation is gone. This infographic by guest author Philip LaRosa provides some tips for conserving energy in the home, which is good for the budget and…

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