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Cooped Up? Volunteer Programs You Can Do from Home

Cooped Up? Volunteer Programs You Can Do from Home

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger When I hear about someone who’s physically unable to leave their house, my heart goes out to them. Life sometimes pitches a curve ball, and we can forget how nice the outdoors are until they’re taken away. Perhaps the worst part of being stuck at home is the difficulty it […]

Three Winter Sports to Keep Your Family Active

Three Winter Sports to Keep Your Family Active

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger If your family is anything like mine, cabin fever sets in during winter’s first cold snap. We feel cooped up after just one day inside, and the itch to get out there has resulted in many memorable adventures. This winter, plan an outing before your kids demand it. In addition […]

Stuff It! Five Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Nurture the Environment

Stuff It! Five Stocking Stuffer Ideas to Nurture the Environment

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger This year, stuff your family’s Christmas stockings with some slightly unconventional gifts. Living a more sustainable lifestyle means we use our creativity to make the most of every holiday and tradition to care for our planet. In the process, we can delight our loved ones and impart those same values […]

Five Random Acts of Kindness That Take Two Minutes or Less

Five Random Acts of Kindness That Take Two Minutes or Less

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger As a busy family, life rarely hands you a weekly two-hour chunk of time to spend at your discretion. What you do get is a five-minute snippet here, or a fragmented thirty-second pause there. But whether you’re waiting for the bus, for the casserole to cook, or in the […]

For Goodness’ Sake: 3 Volunteer Programs for Busy Families

For Goodness’ Sake: 3 Volunteer Programs for Busy Families

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Do you hear about other families who spend time volunteering and think, “How do they do it all?!” The number-one reason people say they don’t donate their time is busyness. Our schedules are just so full. But what if you shifted your personal creativity to volunteer programs that integrate […]

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Healthy Homemade Baby Food Recipes for Autumn

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger There’s a lot of buzz about seasonal farm-fresh foods, and there’s no reason your baby should miss out on the experience. The next time you’re at the grocery store and tempted to grab prepackaged baby food, consider a detour to the produce section or local farmers’ market to pick up […]

How to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

How to Keep Produce Fresh for Longer

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Part of living a healthier lifestyle is keeping fresh produce in the home more often, but multiple trips to the grocery store each week can be impractical. Everyone wants to know how to keep produce fresh longer so they have more options at meal time. There’s nothing worse than reaching […]

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Five Facts about Farm Fresh Eggs You Should Know

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Chances are, you have access to farm fresh eggs. Whether it’s neighbors, friends, farmers markets, roadside stands, or local farms, many people are getting this breakfast staple straight from the producer. But are eggs really better this way, or is it a lot of hype? Farm Fresh or Bust A […]

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Volunteering at Local Farms: What You Need to Know

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger The purpose of the local food movement is to close the gap between you and your food source. This means buying local, in-season food and finding ways to learn about the local farm that produces it. But after you visit your local farms and shake hands with some farmers, you […]