Growing up, I spent a lot of time at my grandparents’ house. They lived about 10 minutes away and their place was my second home. I went there after school as a kid, and in high school, nearly every night to call my friends who lived in their phone prefix. In those days, long-distance was real AF and we didn’t have Facebook or texting. We didn’t get to speak until the next day … [Read more...] about How will the pandemic change you?
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These are trying times for parents. Being stuck home with small children can be isolating. Without playdates, the days can drag on and on. Parents of teens are also struggling. Teens do NOT like being told they can’t hang out with their friends, and they’re using choice words to tell parents how they feel about the situation. With six kids between the ages of 10 and 20, I … [Read more...] about Survival Mode: Keeping Kids Busy During Social Distancing
Spring is around the corner, so here are some of my tried and true spring gardening tips to help get a jumpstart on your warm-weather vegetables and herbs: Keep a garden diary. I’ve long since given up on my ability to remember which plants were successful and which ones were not -Baby # 2 sucked the memory card right out of me. Now, I keep a garden diary to help me keep … [Read more...] about Spring Garden Tips
Leather jackets are fashion staples that pose a major challenge when it comes to keeping them odor-free. While you can wipe them down and apply treatments to keep them rejuvenated, the porous nature of the material leaves them prone to absorbing odors that seem impossible to eliminate. Perspiration, smoke and cooking scents are a few of the most common culprits for stinking up … [Read more...] about How to Clean the Smell From the Inside of a Leather Jacket
What happens when you mix lemon juice with baking soda? Baking soda is basic, and lemon juice is acidic. When you mix lemon juice with baking soda together, they not only balance each other out, but they also produce a potent mixture that has all kinds of household and personal care uses. Bake Tasty Treats When you mix baking soda with an acid, it produces carbon dioxide, … [Read more...] about What Happens When You Mix Lemon Juice With Baking Soda?