7 Essential Tips I learned from Breastfeeding Twins

Breastfeeding twins is like breastfeeding “boot camp”–and I’m so glad I had some knowledge and experience beforehand! For many moms, breastfeeding is a unique, incredible, and worthwhile experience–but that does not mean it is without its challenges. Preparing ahead of time is the best way to face those challenges and make them so much more …

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beat the heat with this summer drink recipe that combines limeade with pureed fresh mint.

Fresh Mint Limeade

Have you ever tried limeade made with fresh mint leaves? I really can’t say enough about how yummy it is! Of course limeade is delicious already–like lemonade’s quirkier, sweeter, and more flavorful cousin. But adding some fresh mint makes it irresistibly smooth, mellow, and refreshing…. Whenever I drink it, I just can’t put it down!

3 Essentials for a Successful Container Garden

So maybe you don’t have a good spot for a garden bed, or you’d just prefer to start small.  But do know that container gardening has added challenges. Previous failure at growing plants in pots does not necessarily mean you are bad at gardening, or that you wouldn’t be successful with a different, more fool-proof …

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Gardening Made Easy for the beginner and busy person alike

A Garden That Does the Work For You

I don’t think you’ll ever hear anyone use the word “easy” to describe life with twins, especially the first couple years. I suppose most of the smart people in my life figured I would take the year off from gardening. Maybe I should have.  But gardening is like a breath of fresh air to me, something that turned out to be invaluable when it felt like we were barely keeping our heads above water. 

I suppose it still feels that way sometimes. But suffice it to say I never seriously considered giving up my garden while my babies were young. I just had to find a way to make it work for me, instead of making me work for it.

When to Start a Vegetable Garden: Planting Dates

Do all the lists of planting dates you see just leave you more confused about when to start a vegetable garden? Maybe I’ve got a unique perspective writing this post… I don’t know about you, but when I see lists on Pinterest of suggested planting dates–exact, actual dates–I shake my head… because where I come …

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