We have survived without a central A/C unit in our home for the last 9 years. Of course, in the beginning, we tried to keep cool by adding in a couple window units, but they got to be rather expensive to run. And, didn’t really help all that much, to be fully honest. To be […]
It all started with the unplugging of the television. I came home after another stressful day at work, sat on the couch and grabbed for the remote. “Click”. Nothing. “I unplugged it,” my husband answered to the confused look on my face. That one small act began a journey towards self sufficiency. We are nowhere […]
Do you love the look and feel of wooden cutting boards but hate the price tag? Wood cutting boards are better for your knives, made of a renewable resource, way better for the environment, and there are arguments that state that it is more sanitary than plastic. The best part about all of this, is […]
I would be surprised if you didn’t know what cattails looked like. I think that it was one of the first wild growing plants that I could identify when I was a kid, along with dandelions and clover. Besides being easy to identify, cattails are also known as a major wild food source and an […]
The other day, I was surfing around Pinterest and came across some really cool posters from WWII (World War 2). They were all about farming, raising chickens and pigs, planting more beans, and having victory gardens. Homesteading was patriotic, or at least the raising of chickens, pigs, and growing food was patriotic. I admit I […]
Judy P. Masucci, Ph.D. founder of A Mother’s Boutique joins us to give us some great tips on breastfeeding and the workplace.