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World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

World Water Day ~ Tips on Conserving Our World’s Most Valuable Resource Around The Homestead

Our planet’s most precious resource is water. Over 70 percent of our earth’s surface is covered in water with 97.5 percent of that being salt water. Less than 3 percent of the earth’s water is defined as fresh water and only 3/1000 of this is either too deep in the earth to retrieve or locked away in ice caps or glaciers. With global warming and climate changes threatening our current water supplies, the amount of available fresh water may soon…

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Traveling with Kids: Safety Tips All Parents Should Know

Traveling with Kids: Safety Tips All Parents Should Know

One of the things all parents have to learn is how to travel with their children. While traveling with kids isn’t always the top choice by parents, sometimes it’s unavoidable. Even worse, it’s not something that can be learned quickly. It may take several trips to master. Even seasoned travelers have unexpected issues arise when they travel with their children, so don’t expect to have a perfect trip. However, you should be able to expect a safe trip when traveling…

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Spring Break ~ Fun & Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love!

Spring Break ~ Fun & Easy Science Experiments Kids Will Love!

Since our Spring Break (which starts next week) looks like it’ll be a little very wet and challenging to do things outside, I’ve been working on some fun things to do inside (maybe they will even learn a little too!). School may be out, but science experiments are still fun – especially when you can see the results right in your own kitchen. These experiments are fun enough for young children, and the scientific explanation of the results will fascinate…

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10 Myths and Misconceptions about Homesteading

10 Myths and Misconceptions about Homesteading

Some of you who are thinking about homesteading, but haven’t quite taken the plunge yet, might be stuck on some very common myths and misconceptions that float around. Well, I am here today to debunk them for you and I hope to make you even more inspired to homestead. Myth #1 ~ You need a lot of land. Absolutely not true! First off, I believe homesteading is mostly a mindset. If you are living in a suburb and have a…

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Freezer cooking just might change your life….

Freezer cooking just might change your life….

This post contains affiliate links. It’s 5:30 pm on a regular Wednesday evening. You are driving home after chauffeuring everyone around for their evening swim, tae kwon do, and soccer practices when your son pipes up from the backseat, “Mom, what’s for dinner? I’m Starving!” At first, you kind of go into a little panic mode, and then you think to yourself, “Kid, when are you ever NOT hungry?” but then you start thinking “I’m so exhausted, we’re already getting…

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Travel Bucket List ~ North America

Travel Bucket List ~ North America

Continuing on our Bucket List series, this week I’m sharing my bucket list for North America. Things To See Niagra Falls Rocky Mountains ~ B.C /Alberta Parliament Buildings ~ Ottawa, Canada Grand Canyon The Grand Ole Opry ~ Nashville, USA Iowa State Fair Orca’s Island Bay of Fundy ~ New Brunswick, Canada Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary ~ Belize All 10 Provinces and 3 Territories ~ Canada A polar bear in the wild ~ Churchill, Manitoba Haida Gwaii ~ Canada Old…

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Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds

Tips For Starting Your Garden With Seeds It’s true that there are some types of plants out there that sprout so easily, there is little you need to do to ensure they will grow. For example, one late fall my children haphazardly tossed some pumpkin seeds into the yard, only to find a pumpkin plant sprouting up the following spring. As an experienced gardener will tell you, however, getting any flower, fruit, or vegetable to grow successfully from seed is…

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Travel Bucket List ~ Europe

Travel Bucket List ~ Europe

Since I have quite a long Bucket List related to travel I figured I would split it up into a few different sections/posts. Today I am sharing my Europe Bucket List. This is broken up into two parts; Things to see and Adventures to have. Things to See Westminster Abby ~ London Buckingham Palace ~ London The Royal Mile ~ Edinborough, Scotland Stonehenge ~ England Trevi fountain ~ Rome, Italy The Colosseum ~ Rome, Italy The Roman Forum ~ Rome, Italy…

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The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening

The Many Health Benefits of Gardening Spring is in the air. And when spring is on the horizon, many of us are aching to get out and plant a garden. In the interim, there are a lot of garden shows and seeds that we can buy to plan our ultimate garden outside. Spring is such a hopeful time of year. But did you know that gardening had a lot of health benefits too? When we are out in nature to…

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Homesteading Bucket List

Homesteading Bucket List

Do you have a bucket list? Do you know what a bucket list is? It is defined as ” a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime”. To be honest, until a little while ago, I had never written down my bucket lists. I had just been keeping a running list in my head. I have a few lists separated into a couple categories and today I’m going to share my homesteading…

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