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Finding My Purpose

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.” – Earl Nightingale, American Motivational Speaker (1921-1989) I don’t like to tell people what to do, especially when it comes to how to eat to be healthy.  Why? Because people don’t like to be told what…

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Cooking is Not a Chore

If my kids grow up and I send them out into the world without having some basic, fundamental cooking skills, I have failed as a mom. Cooking is essential to life. It is incredibly important for your soul. You don’t have to cook like a chef on the Food Network. Everything doesn’t have to look…

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Mid-Summer Farm Update

So we don’t actually own a farm. But it’s a really really big garden. So it feels like a farm. I felt like I needed to clarify that if you are thinking, wow she has a farm AND a full-time job AND two kids. When does she sleep? When does she eat? When does she…?…

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11 Ways to Move More (and why you want to)

We all know sitting all day is bad for us. Some research even suggests that sitting for prolonged periods increases your risk of death by 40% (source). What is more interesting is that the research tells us prolonged sitting is a “risk factor for all-cause mortality, independent of physical activity.” What does that mean? That means,…

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Flea Beetles. Grr.

The first pest of the season has shown itself: The flippin flea beetle, aka Corn Flea Beetle, Potato Flea Beetle and PITA Beetle (I made the last one up). Flea beetles are little jerk bugs that infest apparently everything we’ve planted in the garden. They particularly like brassicas but they’ll munch on beans, lettuce, sweet potato, spinach, watermelon,…