8 Practical Things You Can Do To Help Save The Bees

In case you’ve somehow missed it: The bees are dying and yes, it’s something we should all care a lot about, because bees are IMPORTANT. We have bees to thank for around one-third of the world’s food supply, including avocados, almonds, onions, and a whole lot of fruits and vegetables that would be extremely missed if they were to disappear. [embedded content]But in the past year alone, US beekeepers have…

Nagging Moms Raise More Successful Daughters, Says Science

Parents, you can pat yourself on the back if you do this one thing every day. wavebreakmedia/shutterstock Parents, don’t worry: Your daughter does listen to your nagging, despite the eye rolling and slamming doors. And it really works! According to science, not only do kids get their intelligence from mom, but there’s one more thing we can thank mother dearest for: our success. A study at the University of Essex tracked the experiences…

There’s A Giant Lavender Labyrinth In Michigan And The Photos Are Gorgeous

Labyrinths are beautiful. Their circular, geometric paths allow for walking meditations, and they are rich with symbolism. Some people have made the analogy that walking through a labyrinth is like taking a journey to the center of one’s self and then, eventually, emerging back into the world. Now picture a labyrinth made of paths of lavender plants and earth mounds. The labyrinth’s center also boasts an array of herb gardens.…

Natria Summer Weed Control Giveaway

During this weekend’s giveaway (June 21-23, 2019), enter to win a Summer Weed Control prize package that provides complete weed control for the rest of summer. It includes one bottle each of the following glyphosate alternatives: Natria Grass & Weed Control with Root Kill (1 gallon nested sprayer) and Natria Lawn Weed & Disease Control (ready-to-spray). How to Enter: Go to the Gardening Know How Facebook page. Find the Natria…

How to Build a Spiral Herb Garden

A herb spiral is one of the most clever permaculture techniques for utilizing space and allowing plants to work together in the garden. Usually located just outside the kitchen door, a herb spiral provides a menagerie of culinary and medicinal herbs, while saving space and helping with pest management in the garden. Easy to build and fun to work with, herb spirals allow for herbal experimentation, based on some very simple…

Worst Things You Can Say to Your Kids

Why words hurt We’ve all said the wrong thing at times, leaving our kids feeling angry, hurt, or confused. Words can be eternally damaging, especially coming from parents who are supposed to be safe and supportive figures in their child’s lives. “Parents’ support and approval are essential for kids’ well-being,” says Jill Whitney, LMFT, who practices in Old Lyme, Connecticut and blogs about relationships. “The words you use can be…

Worst Things You Can Say to Your Parents

Why words hurt We’ve all said the wrong thing at times, leaving our parents feeling angry, hurt, or confused. Words can be eternally damaging, especially coming from kids who are supposed to respect and love their parents. “At some level, most parents question themselves and wonder whether they’re good parents and whether they’re doing the best for their children,” Elizabeth Jeglic, PhD, a professor of psychology at John Jay College…

Garden Rabbits – a great addition for your vegetable patch

A few years ago we adopted a couple large rabbits from a local rescue organization.  They exclusively rescue rabbits from shuttered pet stores and from owners who no longer want to care for them.  They have many rabbits all waiting for a good home and we’ve discovered what valuable pets rabbits can be. First, a little background.  We tried to keep the rabbits inside the house but soon found that…

Work Gloves That Work Just as Hard as You Do

Women work hard, both in the home and outside, whether it’s the garden or at their job. We don’t mind getting our hands dirty when the task calls for it, but it’s still important that they look good when we’re done. That’s why it helps to wear gloves when the tougher jobs are necessary. There are many great gardening gloves that perform just fine for smaller tasks, like planting or…

Hummus For Dessert?! 10 Recipes You HAVE TO TRY!

“If you haven’t heard about the latest trend in the last year of dessert hummus, and think it sounds weird, trust me it is amazing stuff.  I mean, you get to enjoy dessert and a protein and fiber-rich snack at the same time!  Which is why I love it.  I like my desserts to have nutritional benefits sometimes and this is perfect for that.” – Fragrant Vanilla 1. Smores Dessert…