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The best, simple way to get kids to listen to you

Back in the Fall, I posted an article about getting kids more involved in gardening with six simple garden tasks. Of course, if they are unlikely to listen, you might never get them to the garden to try out Step 1. With two kids, two nephews, a niece and a Godson, I'm no kid-whisperer, but…

How to be pretentious at a preschooler’s birthday party

My kids went to a private preschool. The place is awesome. It is in a custom-built, self-sustainable little schoolhouse on the grounds of a nature preserve. Tuition was more than the taxes on my home. The teachers are kind and loving. The kids are learning and exploring. The parents range from frumpy to stuck-up. Fitting.…

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Skincare advice from 80 years of glowing skin

Back in the 1990s, I bought oil-free face wash and shampoo that made my skin and hair squeaky clean. Hair so clean, it...literally..squeaked when you ran a strand between your fingers.
I was almost hyper about getting the oils out of my skin and hair. Moisturized, yes. Natural oils, no. No way. I wouldn't tolerate even a glimmer of natural oil in my t-zone. But...