The value of family dinners and giving our children presence

What if there was one thing you could do to lessen the likelihood that your child would get involved with smoking, drinking or doing drugs; lessen his/her chance of developing obesity; and help him/her do better in school? What if that thing was as simple as having regular family dinners together? Monday, Sept. 22, marks…

Picking and preserving local produce

Over the past month, I’ve been a on a major (at least for me) food preservation kick. I’ve made and canned two kinds of jam, made peach ice cream (to. die. for.), dehydrated strawberries and apples, made and froze batches of salsa and spaghetti sauce, as well as blanched and froze several pounds of green…

Swing high, swing low

My sister, who recently moved out of her rented house into an apartment, brought us the tire swing that she had had set up for the kids at her old house. We took down the baby swing in the backyard and put this bad boy up in it’s place. Ava and Julian like it –…

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