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Farm Fresh to You: How to Buy Local Food in Winter

Farm Fresh to You: How to Buy Local Food in Winter

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger In summer, there’s nothing better than local tomatoes, raspberries, or cucumbers, farm fresh to you and your family. But in winter, consumers often fall back on grocery store produce in an effort to keep the fresh stuff in their diets. After all, sustainable farmers are resting in winter, right? […]

Top Four Food Apps to Support Good Health

Top Four Food Apps to Support Good Health

Posted by  Bethany Johnson, guest blogger I don’t know how previous generations survived without mobile apps. Today, it seems I use an app for everything – even food apps! The only problem is there are so many; it’s hard to choose the right one for a given task. Recently, I told a friend how I […]

Three Animal Assisted Therapy Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Three Animal Assisted Therapy Jobs You Can Do Yourself

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger By far, the volunteer activity I find most rewarding is animal assisted therapy. When we first rescued our dog, we thought he may be our main source of giving. That is, we didn’t know what emotional needs he would have, and we were prepared to give him our time and […]

Fair Trade Coffee and Other Responsible Eating Practices

Fair Trade Coffee and Other Responsible Eating Practices

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Several years ago, I shopped only at convenient grocery stores and bought the cheapest version of most food items. At the time, I thought inexpensive was better for everyone. I didn’t realize that the cost was actually being paid by the environment or other people. So instead of saving time […]

Black History Month Activities to Enrich the Future

Black History Month Activities to Enrich the Future

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The best way to teach history is to become a part of it. That’s why every February, my family celebrates Black History Month by emphasizing how this history contributes to our daily lives and by doing something that will play a role in the future of Black History. After all, […]

Three Community Development Initiatives to Inspire You Today

Three Community Development Initiatives to Inspire You Today

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Doing good every day can lose its novelty, and inspiration is the best thing to keep you going. So if you want to make a positive difference, look at all the chivalrous people around you. That’s why my family celebrates what others are doing to give back; we spend tons […]

How to Care for Sensitive Baby Skin

How to Care for Sensitive Baby Skin

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Having a new addition to your family is joyous and fun, but it can be overwhelming, too. From the first cry, babies need special treatment for nutrition, routine, safety—and, particularly, skin care. I learned this firsthand a few months ago when my little guy developed a nasty rash on his […]

Martin Luther King Weekend Activities to Keep His Dream Alive

Martin Luther King Weekend Activities to Keep His Dream Alive

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Recently, there’s been […]

Sick and Tired! Natural Cold Remedies to Cure What Ails You

Sick and Tired! Natural Cold Remedies to Cure What Ails You

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Every year, I stock up on supplies for natural cold remedies as a preemptive measure for the cold season. My family is one of the healthiest families I know, but that doesn’t seem to exempt us from the yearly round of sniffles and scratchy throats. No matter where you are […]