Imagine that you are the same age as your child…
What grade were you in?
Who was your teacher?
Your best friend?
Imagine that you are outside…
Did you have a place that you considered your own?
A treehous... Read more
When organic matter such as leaves, grass clippings and food scraps break down, you get compost, a dark, dirt-like "soil" that is rich in nutrients. Compost happens even without human involvement; for example, the leaves that fall on the fo... Read more
The rains are ready. The garden tools are ready. Is your body ready?
There are all types of outdoor activities to enjoy, just waiting for you while the weather is nice. But there is something special about beautifying your yard with flower... Read more
Many of us assume that a backyard vegetable garden can save us money, but is it really true? After investing in equipment, soil, seeds and water, do you really come out on top?
The answer varies upon the size of your garden, whether you start yo... Read more
Environmentalists have been admonishing us for years to conserve fuel to lessen our impact on the planet. Some of us have taken heed by walking, biking, carpooling, combining trips, or trading in our SUVs for hybrids. While you probably appreciate th... Read more
So I've heard about this "SparkPeople" thing for a while now, and a friend's involvement finally inspired me to join up. I know I do best when I track my nutritional intake - calories and ratios, not just foods - because I'm a teacher, so I lik... Read more
My husband and I have been looking after his little sister since Tuesday while his mother is out of town. It's now Friday and the only thing I have found that she would eat was tacos. She is 9 years old and bursts into tears when it comes to eating.... Read more
Hello everyone. I think I joined SparkPeople in 2012, and forgot about it quickly afterwards. I am a stay at home mom with three kids - 6, 3, and 15 months. I'm always busy and always putting myself last. I love to eat and have no willpower! I also h... Read more
I am from Indiana. I am a mother of 2 with 7 grandchildren and want to get to healthy place in life like never before. Just a little nervous about starting this whole thing, AGAIN! Have never been able to do it before but I want to see all the kid... Read more
Scour rusty garden tools. Brew a few pots of strong black tea. When cool, pour into a bucket. Soak the tools for a few hours. Wipe each one with a cloth. (Wear rubber gloves or your hands will be stained.)469432... Read more
I have started a herb garden in addition to my veggie garden[with flowers outlining it!] and since my hubby mulched the herb garden for me, those weeds are being stifled and much LESS showing UP! So, it's off to the garden supply store to get mulch f... Read more
Gardening season is almost here. Whether you want to start your first herb garden or expand on the number of veggies you grow this year, now is the time to take stock of your tools and accessories and see what you need. And there's no reason why... Read more
This time of year, it seems like we're all spending more time in the kitchen. Whether you're baking cookies for a big family party or just making dinner on a Tuesday night, having the right tools makes cooking more enjoyable. Today I'm s... Read more
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