Less to fight over, more to love

Megan Kelly traded extra space and extra stuff for peace of mind

Growing food and family values

There’s something about understanding just how hard you have to work for a 10-pound bag of potatoes that’s really valuable, and not just in terms of money.

Radical simplification

What Trish Jane and her family learned from life in an RV.

Growing food, growing community

I’m proud to grow veggies on my front lawn, and none of my neighbours seem to mind Front-yard gardening with my 10-year-old. When I first built my vegetable garden boxes, I was worried I would get some blowback from the neighbours. That’s because I installed the boxes — four, 16-square-foot wooden rectangles — smack-dab in the middle of my … Read moreGrowing food, growing community

5 Basics For Building Strong Relationships with Your Kids

When my son was little we were attached at the hip. Rooted in snuggles and story time, our bond deepened with every blanket fort and beach trip. As he’s grown he’s remained loving and sweet — one for lullabies and bedtime back rubs for far longer than I would’ve dared ask to enjoy. But since turning 13 … Read more5 Basics For Building Strong Relationships with Your Kids

Let Your Garden Grow: Tips for Planting a Family Garden

Starting a backyard garden is not only a great way to provide fresh, healthy food for your family, it’s a chance to get them outside — working together — toward a common goal. From the breaking of ground through final harvest family gardening sows memories that will last a lifetime. And working in the garden — planting, weeding, feeding, and harvesting — is … Read moreLet Your Garden Grow: Tips for Planting a Family Garden

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