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Rubber tires are the most difficult items to recycle and often end up in creeks, ditches or forest landfills across the country. Yes they can be recycled but sometimes there is a fee and if someone has several tires they might not want to pay this fee. Each state is different so be sure to learn more about recycling...
Start the camping season off right with this FREE Clean the Camper Check-List! Great tips and links for recipes and what to pack when camping with kids too!
Camping season is here! We’re a few weeks behind but the camper is finally in the driveway and ready to roll. Okay, after I clean it. After having it closed up for the winter, it’s stuffy, stinky and thankfully free of any rodents. Each spring it is in need of a good scrub. To get it ready for our first...
When it comes to camping organization is the key. When you are organized you can relax and have a good time. At least that’s how it is for me. I like when things run smoothly and if it rains and I don’t have the rain coats, we’ll it’s a wet and muddy mess. If I’m prepared with the rain...
Michigan Camping Wish List #camping #Michigan
Camping season is just around the corner in Michigan. Okay, it might be a few months away but I’m itching to get the camper cleaned, organized and to start my healthy camping meal preparation. I can’t do much this time of year other than pin great ideas and start planning where we’ll camp here in Michigan. This has led...
My family camps as much as possible. In fact, we’re having a little staycation this weekend to celebrate school ending at our local KOA! I can’t wait to tell you all about it! Usually when we camp there isn’t a heated pool, cable and free WiFi! I guess we’re kind of “glamping” it this weekend! In fact, there are...
Have you ever wondered what will happen to all the animals when the earth gets warmer. (It is already!) You can generally expect that animals will be affected by global warming in many of the same ways as humans. They will have to deal with extreme weather as well as changing weather patterns.  However, humans have many ways to deal with...
I don’t know about you but bugs love me. Every time we go mushroom hunting, sit on the deck, take a walk in the woods or any other outdoor adventure I’m the main course for mosquitoes. I have had to drape myself in mosquito netting while walking through the woods; it’s not an attractive look. I’ve tried bathing in...
Parenting is so confusing, don't you think? One day we think we are doing the right thing by giving a timeout but then we hear that we could be causing emotional trauma. Grandma tells you to toilet train your child at 6 months and the doctor says to start at 2 years of age. Who do you listen to...
Getting dirty, feeling the earth between your fingers, planting the seeds, watching the green sprouts grow into scrumptious vegetables and then tasting this home grown goodness – there isn’t anything like it. There also isn’t anything like growing your own food to make your realize that there are “tricks”, tips and ways to grow your garden so it isn’t...
There is nothing like getting dirty and finding things in nature. Children learn when they see, do, touch, and experience. To be a green mom, I have to let my kids just get dirty. They have to dig for worms, feel the soil, sometimes taste it and figure out what those worms are doing. It means scrubbing finger...