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Native American Herbal Medicine

Native American herbal medicine has been used for treating common illnesses and conditions for centuries. In fact, some people still use these ancient herbal cures today. Herbal remedies were a fundamental component of the Native American culture that went far beyond treating the symptoms of illnesses and into spirituality as part of the treatment. Native…

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Grilled Peaches and Goat Cheese Salad

Grilling fruits is a delicious way to eat more fiber, nutrients and cancer-protective compounds. What’s more, you don’t have to worry about the potentially cancer-causing compounds that form when meat is grilled. This recipe features flavorful peaches with a honey-vinegar glaze. Serve over arugula with crumbled goat cheese for a delicious summer salad. (Visited 17…

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Bagel Avocado Toast with Everything-Spiced Wild Alaska Salmon

A healthy morning meal is a great chance to start your day with a variety of healthy foods. This flavorful take on the bagel lox features a whole-grain base, protein-rich Alaska salmon and fresh avocado, tomatoes and onion. It contains fiber, vitamins, minerals and phytochemicals to keep your family healthy now and lower risk for…

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Selecting a Breed of Chicken

They’re Not Just Chickens Chickens come in all shapes, color, sizes… and purposes. Did you know that selecting the type of chicken to raise in your backyard depends on what you want to get from them? There are basically three groups of chickens to select from according to purpose: the egg laying variety, the meat-producers…

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Have You Ever Wondered Where The Homesteader Barn Came From?

A road trip through the rural expanses of the United States and Canada is beautiful in itself, but it is greatly enhanced by the presence of old barns dotting the countryside. These antique barns are some of the surviving remnants of the first structures put up by the tough people who started farming these lands….

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Summer Tomato and Olive Relish

Spice up your late-summer dishes with an easy homemade relish. This one packs a colorful variety of produce with vine-ripe tomatoes, sweet onion, and savory Kalamata olives. Kick the mild Mediterranean flavor up a notch with a few dashes of chili sauce. Serve over fresh fish or chicken, or use as a healthy spread on…

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Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

Don’t compare yourself to others. There’s no comparison between the sun and the moon.  They shine when it’s their time. (Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)

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Hurricane Preps

With hurricanes being so unpredictable I thought it would be a good time to take a break from our normal house conditioning and concentrate for a moment on hurricane preparations. Being a prepper and survivalist, I refuse to take any unnecessary chance with my family’s lives and plan accordingly. (Visited 32 times, 1 visits today)

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The Balancing Act – Wife, Mother, Homemaker, Professional

If you’re like many moms, finding the perfect balance between all of the roles that you play may be a difficult task. Trying to find time to complete everything that requires your attention within a 24-hour period can be mind-boggling. Instead of feeling “in control” of things, you may feel like you’re controlled. Finding a…

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History of the North American Pioneer Schoolhouse

The early settlers who came to North America were a very driven group of people, and entire families worked hard at making their new venture successful. They had escaped severe hardship in the country of their origin and were determined to succeed in this new soil. Pioneer families banded together for support and safety and…

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Direct Answers – Equally Yoked

I am in an arranged marriage. My husband did not want to marry me because I am not beautiful, but his father forced him. Since the marriage, my husband treats me like a family member in the household, not as his wife. (Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)

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Fresh and Light Veggie Pad Thai

This versatile one-pot packs plenty of vegetables, plant protein, whole grains and flavorful herbs. Pad Thai may look daunting, but you can use any vegetables you have on hand and it takes just 15 minutes to cook. Try this for your family’s next Meatless Monday dinner or prep lunches for the whole week. (Visited 72…

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Power Outage – Happy Home Tips

During a recent power outage, it occurred to us that not everyone out there is ready for such an event, or equipped with the items needed to lighten the sometimes stressful environment it can create. We have put a few tips together that we hope everyone will find helpful when the lights go out. (Visited…

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Direct Answers – A Beat Down

My mother and father-in-law will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this year. Both have a history of emotional problems for which they never received treatment. My husband is one of three sons, and he was trained to feel responsible for his parents’ happiness. (Visited 38 times, 1 visits today)

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Different Uses of Garden Sheds

Garden sheds can be extremely useful for so many different things. You can use them as storage sheds or you can use them to entertain. Whatever the purpose of garden buildings, people seem to come up with their own ideas as to what they will use the structure for, and they make the shed plans…

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12 Essential Oils for ADHD and ADD

Essential oils provide great relief for people with ADHD. For several years, essentials have proved essential in the management of medical conditions among them ADHD. Peppermint, Myrrh, rosemary, and vetiver essential oils among several others are very effective in alleviating ADHD symptoms. (Visited 41 times, 1 visits today)

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Asian Dumpling and Squash Soup

Chicken noodle soup is a staple from almost everyone’s childhood, but it’s about time this nourishing classic got a bit of an update. Enter Asian Dumpling and Squash Soup, a fun, flavourful and easy-to-prepare meal that any child will love. (Visited 83 times, 1 visits today)