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Farmers are Mothers Too

Farmers are Mothers Too

Last Friday I had the pleasure of touring three working farms in Bolivar Missouri, thanks to the Missouri Farm Bureau, who reached out to the Missouri Women Bloggers to set up a blogger tour. I have had several opportunities to learn about agriculture in Arkansas, but this was my first chance to get behind the scenes here in MO. As I listened to three farmers talk about their farms at a row crop farm, then a dairy, … Read entire article »

Filed under: Go Green, Missouri

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

Kids in the Garden: Watch them Grow

I am proud to say that I have a guest post up over on the Happy Family Blog.  It’s all about two of my favorite topics – my kids and our garden.  I would super-duper appreciate it if you would hop over and leave a comment.  Happy Family is one of our favorite organic food companies – the kids love their smoothie pouches – I freeze them and put them in their lunches, so they … Read entire article »

Filed under: Education, Garden, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Health, Health & Fitness, Mommyhood

One Community: June 2014

One Community: June 2014

I have not been doing well keeping up with my New Year’s resolution to blog more and take part in the One Community project (more details on what it is at the bottom of the post), but I’m jumping back on the wagon!  This month’s theme words were chosen by Kara. They are: road, float, sprinkler, oasis. Road We traveled to Florida at the beginning of this month.  On the way through Northeast Arkansas, we marveled at the cloud formations. Float My … Read entire article »

Filed under: Garden, Not the Dishes, Travel, Write & Blog

Gifts that Feel Good #2: Gifts that Give Twice

Gifts that Feel Good #2: Gifts that Give Twice

In the first post in this Gifts that Feel Good series, I mentioned that I had the chance to go listen to the founder of TOMS Shoes speak. If you aren’t familiar with the TOMS Shoes story, founder Blake Mycoskie started the for-profit company on a simple premise: for each pair of shoes he sells, he gives a pair to a child in need. Now, there are many companies that are set up this way. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 417 With Kids, Around the Town, Frugal Fawn, Go Green, Shopping

Garden Surprises

Garden Surprises

Fall is officially here, so it seems a bit odd to be posting about the garden, but it appears that this year’s garden is a late bloomer, so to say. The first garden surprise is the fact that we even have a garden.  It was in the long-term plan, but I had resolved that it would not be happening this year due to the new business craziness. But, then Craig decided to build a garden, and … Read entire article »

Filed under: Garden, Go Green

DIY I-Spy Craft

DIY I-Spy Craft

Sarah is one of the craftiest gals I know.  She’s sharing a fun project idea that will make your kiddo’s day AND get the junk drawer clean in the process.  Oh, and it’s a recycle/reuse project too. This girl is pushing all my happy buttons! Sometimes presenting something old in a different way is just the thing to get kids interested in it again. We had a bunch of colored rice hanging out in a bin that … Read entire article »

Filed under: Around the House, Frugal Fawn, Go Green, Guest Blogger, Mommyhood, Spending Less