Plant an Easy First Garden with UrbMat

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it yet, but I have been harboring a growing obsession, Heroes. It’s with vegetable gardening. I know! Probably not the first thing you thought I’d be obsessing over. But there you have it. When the boys were very small, we planted the first garden in our yard. A couple […]

Teach Kids to WANT to Eat Good Food

(Editor’s note: please welcome Elaine’s advice on getting kids to eat healthier. Thanks Elaine!) With obesity on the rise, it’s more important than ever to teach your children the steps needed for living a healthy lifestyle. Many parents try to do this by forcing children to try new foods. This is a common mistake that […]

Links 07-08-08

Well, here’s the last of my food series from GNMParents (now archived at I’ve written boatloads about various fruity ideas for the past 3 weeks, today I want to finish the series by discussing some ways to preserve summer vegetables. Common ways to preserve veggies are canning and freezing. Drying is also a good […]