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5 ways to celebrate Earth Day with your kids

on April 21, 2017, at 4:23 p.m.
Since Earth Day is going so big this year, it’s a good time to start making a bigger deal about it in our homes–this is my philosophy anyway. We try to do a lot to celebrate science and honor the Earth, but our family could do more. So, if you’re like me and looking for some ways to teach kids about Earth Day and also get them interested in doing better for our planet, check out some of my ideas here.
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So are eggs good or bad for you?

on April 14, 2017, at 9:58 a.m.
I grew up in the “eggs are bad for you” era, and it’s hard to get that out of my mind. Of course, as with most nutritionist trends, we later found out that eggs were not horrible. Still, I’ve been left with the question: How good for you are eggs, and how many can I eat a day?
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Benefits of community gardens

on April 12, 2017, at 12:43 p.m.
If you’re interested in growing your own food but don’t have the space, community gardens may be the right thing for you.
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Backyard chickens: How to handle chicken health problems

on April 07, 2017, at 4:06 p.m.
Chickens will mask their symptoms, many times, until it’s too late to help them. Even though chickens are technically predators, they are so often preyed upon that they will never, ever let on to any sign of weakness—if they can help it.
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Reasons you should be growing a vegetable garden this spring

on March 31, 2017, at 11:18 a.m.
Once I started vegetable gardening, I was hooked. Gardening changed me as a person and helped me gain a greater respect for Nature, but it also showed me just how delicious fruits and vegetables straight from your own garden could taste.
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That giant chicken isn’t terrifying: Just ask chicken people

on March 23, 2017, at 9:38 a.m.
Because I’m the chicken lady among all of my Facebook friends, any time there’s a chicken story in the news or going viral, it’s shared on my Facebook wall, usually many times. The first time I saw the video of that giant chicken, my first thought was “Oh, I want one.”
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5 tips for bringing St. Patrick’s Day to life with your kids

on March 17, 2017, at 9:06 a.m.
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Happy birthday, Maine. Thanks for giving me a sense of place.

on March 15, 2017, at 1:40 p.m.
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Backyard homestead: Is it possible to raise a sweet rooster?

on March 10, 2017, at 9:10 a.m.
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The ACA makes a simpler, farming life possible for our family

on March 07, 2017, at 3:24 p.m.
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Are chickens the gateway farm animal?

on Feb. 28, 2017, at 9:07 a.m.
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Thinking of a vegetable garden? It’s time to plant seedlings and plan rows

on Feb. 17, 2017, at 10:10 a.m.
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Corporal punishment has no place in our schools

on Feb. 16, 2017, at 9:45 a.m.
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7 tips to help you prepare for a winter power outage in rural Maine

on Feb. 13, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
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When every day’s a snow day: Snow day tips from a homeschooling mom

on Feb. 08, 2017, at 10:57 p.m.
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Thinking about backyard chickens this year? Read this first.

on Feb. 03, 2017, at 11:54 a.m.
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The strategy of kindness will change more than your perspective

on Feb. 02, 2017, at 9:14 a.m.
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Chinese New Year: It’s the year of the rooster!

on Jan. 27, 2017, at 8:29 a.m.
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Why we make time for family dinner time

on Jan. 24, 2017, at 9:18 a.m.
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How we buy our eggs makes a difference in the lives of chickens

on Jan. 14, 2017, at 3:27 p.m.