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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2009 II

Last weekend I managed to get quite a bit in the ground, but not everything. Some veggies are doing well, others OK and some not doing well at all. Over all I am happy with the beginning results and still have time to replant some of the veggies that did not make it. As...
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Tales From My Veggie Garden 2009 I

I am going to “try” to do at least a weekly update on my veggie garden. Hopefully things will go well and I will be able to update much more often as everything starts to grow. We had very little luck last year as we lost our entire veggie bed because of back yard...
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Choosing to Potty Train

I have been asking my 2 yr old Little Nut Nut if he wants to use the potty for months, probably almost a year and he has had very little interest. I thought that maybe he was uncomfortable with the padded potty seat ring to set on the big potty, so we pulled the...
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Welcome to The Nut House

My motto is “There is nothing wrong with a little crazy in your day” and I completely believe it. I think if I didn’t allow just a bit of crazy into my daily routine I would go completely bonkers. The Nut House consists of my myself,  my 4 boys ages 7, 5, 2 and...
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How to Dry Citrus Zest for Homemade Beauty Products

Adding lemon, lime, orange or even grapefruit zest to Homemade Beauty products is a refreshing and cheap way to add a touch of scent and exfoliate at the same time. I use zest to make exfoliating salt and sugar scrubs as well as a facial cleanser and toothpaste. Additionally, the great thing about drying...
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How to Make Homemade Conditioning Hair Treatments

Making a simple Conditioning Hair Treatment is so easy, it can be done as often as you like. Most take a just a few minutes to prepare and will leave your hair feeling soft and smelling great. These are my favorite Homemade Conditioning recipes. A Honey Conditioning Treatment for light hair: You will need...
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How to Test for Fetal Movements After 28 Weeks

It is recommended that after 28 weeks pregnant women should take a few minutes twice a day to stop and count Fetal Movements. After 28 weeks, baby’s movement may slow down as he starts to run out of room to move around in. Babies are easily rocked to sleep by their mother’s daily routine,...
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How to Prepare for a Nasty Stomach Virus: Making an Emergency Food Kit for Your Children

Yuck! You have been hearing about that wicked stomach virus going around, and you really hoped that your children wouldn’t come down with it. Now that they have it, are you prepared with the proper foods to help their bellies and their body feel better and recover over the next 24-48 hours? When my...
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How to Prepare Dry Foods for Long Term Storage

Whether you are preparing for a natural disaster, possible job loss in the family or just like to stock up when you find a good deal, stockpiling food has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many people like to plant huge gardens and spend the end of growing season canning, while others...
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How to Earn Cub Scout Achievements by Celebrating Earth Day with Your Wolf Scout

Getting involved in Cub Scouts is a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility, respect for others, get exercise, have fun and go on an the occasional adventure. Before becoming a Boy Scout, young boys have to first complete many achievements as Cubs. The International Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and month...
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How to Earn Cub Scout Achievements by Celebrating Earth Day with Your Tiger Cub

Getting involved in Cub Scouts is a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility, respect for others, get exercise, have fun and go on an the occasional adventure. Before becoming a Boy Scout, young boys have to first complete many achievements as Cubs. The International Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and month...
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How to Make Mornings Easier for You and Your Children Before School

School starts early and sometimes getting up and out the door can be a difficult, even crazy way to start your day. I have a few tips that will make waking up on the wrong side of the bed a thing of the past and even give you a few extra minutes to sleep...
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Song for a Fifth Child

Some one sent this poem to me a few months back and I just remembered it. I think it is very fitting for my family. It was first published (I think) in the Ladies Home Journal in 1958. Enjoy! Song for a Fifth Child Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth! Empty the...
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