Archive | August, 2010

Tips to Make Your Garden Eco-Friendly

Posted on 31 August 2010 by

Chances are, if you garden, you are conscious of your impact on the earth. At the same time, you still want to get rid of pests and weeds and grow lush, healthy plants. There are numerous eco-friendly approaches you can take that will provide for a healthy, beautiful garden. Here are some tips. 1. Insect […]

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How to Host a Labor Day Party on a Budget

Posted on 31 August 2010 by

As summertime nears an end, many people think about having one last “hurrah” before heading into the fall months. For some that means giving a Labor Day party. The following ideas will provide a starting place to hosting a terrific party, without spending a fortune. Set a budget. Determining how much money you have to […]

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Thinking of Hosting a Labor Day Party? Great Ways to Decorate Your Garden

Posted on 30 August 2010 by

Are you thinking of hosting a Labor Day party? There are no set rules for how to decorate for Labor Day so use your imagination. Here are some great ways to decorate your garden once you decide upon a theme. Many people who host parties during the year have leftover party decorations. If you have […]

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How To Help Your Child Adjust To Preschool

Posted on 30 August 2010 by

When my daughter started to attend preschool a year ago, I had mixed emotions. While I wanted her to explore and learn outside the comforts of home, there was still a part of me that worried too much. So when I drove her to school that fateful day, I was nursing a broken heart while […]

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Making Your Own Seed Tray Starter from Recycled Materials

Posted on 30 August 2010 by

Starting seeds is a fun way to get a head start on the growing season. If you start sowing seed in February, March or April, you should have all kinds of leftover containers from recent holidays that could be used to make seed starters. Let’s take a look at some common materials you can use […]

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Turning Your Manicured Lawn into an Edible One

Posted on 29 August 2010 by

The manicured lawn is an American classic. It evokes images of Dad with his backyard grill and Mom wearing pearls and a crisp apron. It’s an idyllic scene, but a bit outdated. These days, eating your lawn is the new trend, and for good reason. For one thing, the manicured lawn is only possible with […]

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What to Do When Your Teenager Wants to Drop Out

Posted on 29 August 2010 by

Hearing your teenager tell you that they want to drop out of school can be frustrating and nerve-racking at the same time. You may be feeling many different emotions such as anger, helplessness and anxiety. However, ignore the instinct to yell and instead rationally talk to your teen and find out the underlying reason for […]

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Top Tips for Your Child’s Academic Success

Posted on 28 August 2010 by

Academic success is important in a child’s life as it can help to shape the future. There are many things you can do to help your child or children succeed and they all start at home. Keep track of your child’s school activities, set up a consistent routine and ensuring that they have enough rest […]

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Healthy Home-Made Dog Treats

Posted on 28 August 2010 by

There are lots of advantages to making your own dog treats; they’re healthier and you can customize the ingredients, for example. Once you get the hang of it, you can create your own healthy dog treat recipes. Just be sure to avoid chocolate, grapes, walnuts, and raisins. Here are some recipe ideas to get you […]

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The Environmental Impact of Building Campfires

Posted on 27 August 2010 by

Building a campfire seems like a natural way to enjoy the wilderness. And campfires are cozy and delightfully primitive. However, they can be potentially damaging or dangerous. What impact can campfires have on the environment? Campfires can get out of control. Man-made forest fires and wildfires do enormous amounts of environmental damage each year. And […]

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Tattling – How to Stop a Tattle Tale

Posted on 27 August 2010 by

“Mama, Sally hit me!” “Daddy, Billy took my dolly!” If you have more than one child, you’ve probably heard a similar barrage of complaints and tattling. How to stop a tattle tale may be a topic you’d like to learn more about. Children five to ten years old are often the most active tattlers. You […]

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