All about WWOOF … Organic farming has grown by leaps and bounds, and the need for farmers to communicate and interact grows more each day. This is where WWOOF comes in as it is a movement that aims to join organic farmers and growers with volunteers in an effort to increase cultural understanding. This is all […]
Road trips are fun, especially when the kids are happily occupied. Electronics are a lifesaver but shouldn’t be relied on all of the time. It’s nice when kids choose something else to do, on their own, without constant nagging from the front seat. Here are some great ideas for long car rides with kids. What do […]
Planning a vacation for yourself or for the family is supposed to be one of life’s guilty pleasures, right? Wrong! For many people, making travel arrangements for any type of vacation is enough to send them into a frenzy. Although planning for any type of vacation can be stressful, you need to remember to plan […]
Nothing says summer like a great outdoor festival: sunshine, great company, and amazing food or entertainment. Whether you’re looking for a foodie extravaganza or a legendary music festival, check out our summer festival guide for the best summer ever. You will have a great time all across the US. Summer Festival Guide for the Best Summer […]
In most suburban neighborhoods in developed countries, a common water pollution problem persists. The fresh rainwater from each storm runs from rain gutters, across lawns treated with pesticides, into dirty gutters, and finally down storm drains into rivers and lakes. Planting a rain garden offers an eco-friendly water solution and is a great compliment to […]
If your child is at all interested in Pokemon cards, football cards, or others, encourage it. What kids learn from trading cards will surprise you. How to get started in playing cards Since the time my sons were 4 and 5 years old, they’ve collected Pokemon cards. Their cousins gave them some. My boys were hooked. Over […]
I was visiting my daughter at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. It was a quick visit, and after lunch, I suggested we visit the Pabst Mansion in Milwaukee. Just weeks earlier, my elementary-aged children were asking how big a “mansion” is. This was a great chance to show them and learn some history too. Can you […]
Falling icicles kill people all of the time — especially in Chicago and Russia. In fact, death by icicle goes back to at least 1776. Here are 10 chilling tales of people killed and injured by falling icicles, ice dams, and roof snow.