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The Radiant Woman’s Handbook – Book Review

(Book reviews may contain affiliate links to allowing you to purchase a book.) Do we really need another book on extreme dieting, unattainable beauty or celebrity lives?  Aren’t you tired of picking up self-help books or women’s magazines that begin by inspiring you but leave you feeling inadequate?  Maybe The Radiant Woman’s Handbook by author […]

Continue Reading By on February 18, 2014 in book reviews, health, Uncategorized, wellness, women

Fevered: Why a Hotter Planet Will Hurt Our Health – and How We Can Save Ourselves (Book Review)

Lazy summer evenings in the backyard require more vigilance against mosquitoes.  A bite threatens to be more than itchy, with previously third-world maladies like West Nile virus and dengue hemorrhagic fever becoming real threats in the United States. More children carry inhalers as the air becomes polluted with higher levels of irritating natural allergens as […]

Continue Reading By on July 8, 2013 in book reviews, clean air, clean water, climate change, family, global, green, health, sustainable

Nurturing: Sabbath Keeping (24/6 Book Review)

Imagine what your life might be like if you stopped. everything. for. an. entire. day:  all work and school obligations, all housekeeping duties, all shopping.  For our household, that would mean saying no to some children’s activities, not doing that extra half-day of work, even turning off social media.  With the rare exception of a […]

Continue Reading By on November 20, 2012 in book reviews, family

Vintage Rodale Organic Gardening Book

Half-a-century ago, the garden publishing legend J.I. Rodale and his staff put together a hardcover Encyclopedia that incorporated much of the information they’d already been distributing via magazine.  When I recently purchased Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening and saw the notation about 50 years in print, I had to see for myself. Thanks to the diligence of my local reference […]

Continue Reading By on February 17, 2011 in book reviews, eating better, garden, organic, outdoor, sustainable

Reading Rodale’s Organic Gardening Book

I was picking up a last-minute Christmas gift from the bookstore when I spotted a goodly green volume that became my own holiday treat.  It’s Rodale’s Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening.  This 2009 edition promises to be a thoroughly updated version of the one first edited by J.I. Rodale in 1959.  I’m interested because of my family’s ongoing efforts […]

Continue Reading By on January 10, 2011 in book reviews, eating better, farm, garden, green, organic

New Carver Children’s Book

It’s refreshing to see a new work of historical fiction that keeps history and science vibrant for young minds. Just weeks before visiting the Carver Monument, our family was happy to discover “In the Garden with Dr. Carver” at our local library.  This was a delightful new Carver children’s book. Author Susan Grigsby and illustrator […]

Continue Reading By on December 9, 2010 in book reviews, green, outdoor, sustainable