Monday, June 9, 2014 5:41
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Thanks to Doula Dani at What Ifs and Fears are Welcome for the idea, the script, and all the work putting this video together.  You can visit her blog to find more details about the #NotBuriedTwice campaign.  My heart goes out to the loss moms who bravely joined us in the effort.


Success – An Organic Gardening Update!

Monday, May 19, 2014 11:44
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Back in march, I shared a little about Organic Choice and our gardening plans for this year.  While I envy those of you in warmer climated who are already harvesting fresh veggies from your garden, I’m really pleased with the progress we’ve made so far.

Around the time that I poted in March, we started some seeds indoors, and purchased a small mint, peppermint and dill plant from a local natural grocery store.  Within a couple of weeks, we had lots of happy little sprouts.


As the weather started to warm up, we transplanted the herbs into larger pots with Organic Choice potting soil, and moved them to the front porch during the day.  As they got larger, we were able to take some cuttings and start a few more mint plants, which is great, because my kids drink mint tea faster than even mint can grow!

Mint for Tea

We’ve also had pretty good luck with the chamomile we started from seed, so hopefully it produce enough flowers for at least a couple of cups of tea!  Fingers crossed.

Mint, Peppermint and Chamomile

Right now, we have mint, peppermint, basil, lavendar, chamomile and dill growing in pots on our front porch, along with a variety of hot peppers – habanero, jalapeno and thai.


We’ve started working on the garden bed in our front yard, and hopefully I’ll have some pictures of that to share soon.  Right now there isn’t much to look at, but if the weather holds we should have lettuce in a few weeks.  We’re excited to see how everything progresses, because the first year of gardening in a new space is always a bit of an experiment.  Wish us luck!

If you’re interested in starting a garden of your own, check out Miracle-Gro Learn And Grow for tips on growing a variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 10:11
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resized_copy_1_IMG_0343This pear tree is probably the best feature or our rental house.  Other lots in the neighborhood have plums and apricots.  I hope we have enough pears to swap and share with the neighbors!