When pests start poking their noses into your garden, you want to protect your food, but many of us prefer to choose minimally toxic methods. Whether for concern about what’s going into the soil, or for the safety of children helping, or for the benefit of harmless species, it’s an understandable worry. Organic Gardening has a great post with seven solid ideas for keeping your garden free of chemicals and invasive pests. Here’s a sampling:
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If you’ve got kids who love to read or play computer games, you may find that encouraging them to find time to be active can be a challenge. PBS has a great list of ideas to inspire you and to help your entire family get enough active time to stay healthy.
Maybe your teen has “graduated” from the kids’ table to the adult table at holiday mealtime, but that doesn’t mean his tastebuds have matured much. Teens are just as tempted by holiday treats as young children, but there is a big difference with older kids—they frequently have the means to obtain what they want (many have money of their own) when they want it (lots of teens can drive to go get what they want). How do you help your teen enjoy the holidays without throwing healthful eating out the window? Here are a few ways to help, just in time for the holiday rush!
As you bring in your harvest this year, asking yourself a few questions and jotting down some quick notes can help you plan ahead for a better garden next year. With help from this great article from Mother Earth News, we’ve put together some ideas to keep in mind as you’re bringing in this year’s bounty.
Believe it or not, cutting fat out of your diet can be a mistake if you’re trying to lose weight. Dietitian Allison Stowell explains why you should keep some fat in your diet and which fats you should seek out.
I know what you’re thinking…what about the holidays isn’t kid friendly? Or possibly, what about the holidays is at all adult friendly? I mean, while we run about in chaos, our kids simply get to celebrate all month long with cookies and juice at ballet class and tree-shaped pancakes in Pre-k.
If only the holidays were actually like the way they look in movies. You know the ideal scene with just the right amount of snow, perfect decorations, beautifully prepared food and relaxed friends and family connecting to enjoy the season. In reality, the snow starts to fall just when you were heading out to shop, the decorations barely make it up, the food doesn’t look like the picture in the cookbook and in spite of all your best intentions to connect, you and your friends are all just too busy.