Did you make any New Year's Resolutions that haven't made it past the first week? Have you been "meaning" to do something all summer and not gotten to it yet? Are your kids going back to school or are you getting organized for another year of homeschooling? What is on tap for fall?Don't look at … Continue reading How is Your Fall Shaping Up?
Yep, totally ticked my kids off. I locked the screen doors and sent them outside to play on Sunday afternoon. They had been sitting around, bored and it was a beautiful sunny day outside. I heard excuses from I can't do that without my MP3 player to I don't want to use my imagination anymore. … Continue reading You Locked the Door!
"I'm bored" is the call of many a child stuck inside on bad weather days. I think most of us want our kids to stay active and play outside more. I know we struggle with "screen" time here especially when the weather sucks. For the heck of it I checked out The Wild Weather Book … Continue reading Weather Not Good Enough to Play Outside?
I have always loved school. I have always gotten excited about going but there is something about starting this year that has me even more excited. I think it is the freedom I feel to really create a career that I can enjoy and will fall in line with my personal beliefs and dreams. So … Continue reading School is Almost Here!
Generally speaking I am pretty healthy. I did go for a physical recently because my blood pressure had crept wwaayy up and I was not feeling my best. Cholesterol is normal, HDL's are high and all that. I know that I have a family history of high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes, so getting … Continue reading Health Check
If you won the lottery today what single life changing dream would you follow? Would buy/build a sustainable homestead? I know I would. Would make sure you were instantly debt free? Would you go to Las Vegas to increase your fortune, or at least try to? Would you give part or all to charity? Mine … Continue reading You Just Won the Lottery!
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January needs to be renamed planning, since that is when most of it gets done for the new year. We have a lot going on this year, as you noticed in my previous post. Well here is the detailed break down for January: Putting together our official business plan Get all the wood cut for … Continue reading The Month of Planning
Short often dark, dreary days accompanied by long, cold nights can make the perkiest of people feel down. We have eaten so much rich holiday food, not enough sunlight and a gazillion other reasons to feel depressed. We get down, weather turns nasty and we can toss in cabin fever as well to the pile … Continue reading Beating the Winter Blues
I know not everyone will be able to do everyone of these suggestions but even if you do just one you will be making a difference. The desire to cutback electric bills even if it is just to save money is still being green and sustainable! Control Drafts with weather stripping Don't use electric space … Continue reading Cutting Winter Electric Bills