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The Housing Hour Features Home & Environmental Topics from a Mom’s Perspective

Have you heard the latest news about that popular product you may be putting on your lawn right now?  How about efforts to clear the air for kids’ health?  Or what you could say to your local store manager today that would forever change the way you look at shopping?  Let’s look at these things […]

Continue Reading By on April 9, 2015 in agriculture, air, ecosystem, environment, home, pantry, parenting, pesticides, shopping, simple living

Four Reasons to Simplify Today

You already know more $$$ won’t make you happier, right?  Princeton researchers have concluded that above a basic level of income to cover everyday living, more money doesn’t correlate with happiness. A penny saved is a penny earned.  You probably think I stole that line from your grandma. Mine taught me that too.  By saving, […]

Continue Reading By on October 8, 2013 in simple living

Elite Rowers Help Researchers Improve Heart Health Diagnostics

US Rowing Youth Nationals ChampionshipsJune 2013 Listen to the cheers from shore or watch the focused determination of the athletes, and it’s easy to see that youth rowing is a sport with heart.  Teens stay in top condition by cross-training and practicing long hours, with a select few earning a spot at US Rowing’s Youth […]

Continue Reading By on June 17, 2013 in athletics, cardiac, family, fitness, health, heart, medical, outdoors, parenting, research, science, simple living, sports, summer

Flour Sack Mama’s Tips for Simpler Living

Welcome to, where we say that yesterday’s thriftiness inspires today’s better living.  I’m inspired by my grandparents who married during the Great Depression and lived frugally because they had no other choice.  They grew much of their own food, fixed things instead of throwing them away, and lived happily with less stuff than most […]

Continue Reading By on June 5, 2012 in home, simple living