Five tips for a more dog-friendly garden.

Dogs need plenty of fresh air and exercise, so when the sun is shining the garden can bring a welcome relief from walkies for owners. But if you want to spend a sunny afternoon relaxing in the company of your dog rather than fretting over…

Fresh tracks! Maybe I’ll see a kid?

  Well, our nest has been empty for a bit now, but nothing seems to have changed. We still see the tell-tale signs of our kids’ presence, although not so frequently. They pop in at random and if I don’t see them first hand (which…

How to minimize the stress of moving house.

  When it comes time to move to a new home, there are scores of points and details to cover, many of which result in a heightened level of stress, but it is possible to minimize the stress of moving house.   By reducing or…

5 popular weight loss myths debunked.

Have you been loyal to weight loss rules, but the weighing scale still won’t move? Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions out there that may be throwing a barrier between you and your weight loss goals. Thin dreams and unfulfilled promises dominate the weight…

My homemade chicken soup.

I have a few tricks I fall back on to stretch our grocery dollar and get us through from payday to payday during lean times, and my favorite is making my homemade chicken soup. But first, I start a ‘freezer cleaning’ session, go through everything in…