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Is Owning a Pet a Necessity or Luxury


Is a pet a must or a luxury for a family?

It is a staple of nearly every family film- the beloved dog or cat, running around causing mischief and giving unfaltering affection to their owners. These pets have become synonymous with the image of a happy, modern family, but is this the case in reality? With a great love of pets, comes a great responsibility and there is much more to consider than just whether or not we like animals. On top of a busy working life, the hectic up and downs of raising children, and trying to get all the little … [Read more...]



Three Tips for Balancing Motherhood and Nursing School

Three Tips for Balancing Motherhood and Nursing Study

If you’ve decided to return to the classroom and study to be a nurse, then you’re not alone. Thanks to online-based and distance learning programs that allow students to complete their degree programs from home, more and more busy moms are now earning the qualifications that they never thought they’d have the time to get after falling pregnant. If you’re about to enroll on an online nursing degree, then the main factor that you’ll need to worry about is finding the time to study and … [Read more...]


3 Tips for Staying Healthy at Home

When you’ve got one or more young kids at home, it can be a bit of a madhouse. Whether it’s your young baby who is always boisterous and needy or a pre-teen that still requires considerable supervision and attention from mom, being home with the kids is just like a full-time job. Staying healthy and keeping your kids healthy too is not easy either. There’s so much going on in a typical day. We understand, so here are some suggestions to help you out. Clean Up Promptly to Avoid … [Read more...]


Morning Routine Solutions: Berry Smoothie & belVita Biscuits

Breakfast is the most important part of the morning routine. This Banana Berry Smoothie is a great idea to add to my routine on busy mornings. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Breakfast is the most important part of the morning routine.  This Banana Berry Smoothie is a great idea to add to my routine, but it just doesn't seem like enough to satisfy myself or my kids until lunch.  As a busy mom, I don't have time for a lot of extra cooking in the morning, so when I was asked to test out the belVita Breakfast Yogurt Crunch biscuits, I knew I had found a match for our morning routine. Morning Routine Solutions Long gone are the days of big breakfasts complete … [Read more...]


10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money

One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

The New Year is quickly approaching, isn’t it? It’s as if the New Year just happened. One of the biggest things people want to change in the New Year is how they spend their money. Check out these 10 New Year Resolutions that save money. 10 New Year Resolutions That Save Money Making a List for Groceries- Before you head into that grocery store for groceries, make a list of what you need. If you go in there without a list, you’re bound to spend money that goes beyond your … [Read more...]


The Garden Classroom

If you are unable to grow a garden or just want to supplement your own produce with more fresh foods, a farmers’ market is a great place to go. Children can learn about local foods, what grows in the area and what is absent.

There is a real disconnect between many children and the food they eat. Real food does not just appear in a grocery store. Chicken does not come from the freezer section. Teaching kids where their food comes from gives them more appreciation for the work that goes into putting food on the table. The outdoors provides a learning environment like no other. Lessons outside encourage resourcefulness. Getting out and interacting with the world teaches lessons the classroom is ill-equipped to … [Read more...]


7 Tips for Camping with Babies

Here are 7 tips for camping with babies that will help ease the stress and help things go more smoothly.

Summertime comes with fun family activities. One relatively inexpensive way to spend time together as a family is camping. Camping can be a great time to relax and commune with nature. If you have a little one, camping may seem a little more stressful than it normally would be. It doesn't have to be an overwhelming, stressful experience.  Here are 7 tips for camping with babies that will help ease the stress and help things go more smoothly. 7 Tips for Camping with Babies Planning … [Read more...]


Food For A Crowd On A Budget

One downside to feeding a lot of people is the cost associated with it. Check out these food for a crowd on a budget tips and don't break the bank! - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Having people over to my house is one of my most favorite thing. I LOVE to feed a large crowd and there is no doubt about that. However, one downside to feeding a lot of people is the cost associated with it. Check out these food for a crowd on a budget tips. Food For A Crowd On A Budget Buy Meat in Bulk A lifesaver for feeding a large crowd is to buy your meat in bulk. Hamburger, hotdogs, and chicken can all be purchased in large quantities. I love buying meat like … [Read more...]


Amazing Facts About Cherries

The next time you look at a cherry, you’ll appreciate it a little more because of these amazing facts about cherries. - Teaspoon Of Goodness

There’s no doubt that cherries are amazing little creatures. Not only do they taste delicious, they are well priced. However, the next time you look at a cherry, you’ll appreciate it a little more because of these amazing facts about cherries. Amazing Facts About Cherries Cherries actually arrived in America around the 1600’s. It’s safe to say that Americans have been enjoying cherries for quite some time. Did you know it takes around 250 cherries just to make a … [Read more...]


Getting Ready for Camping With Kids

Getting Ready for Camping With Kids - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Spring has sprung and that means its time to book your camping trips for the summer. Camping with kids can be a ton of fun, but it also takes a lot of preparation. You don't just need to air out the tent and make sure the air mattresses still hold air, you also have to make sure that you have all the supplies you will need to keep the kids occupied, happy and safe. The camping trip really starts long before you even leave the house, and for the kids it can be an exciting … [Read more...]


10 Cheap Kids Summer Activities

Planning summer activities for the kids doesn't have to mean spending a fortune. These 10 summer activities can all be done on a budget! - Farmer's Wife Rambles

With Summer approaching quickly, you may be getting stressed thinking about how you are going to keep the kids busy during their time off.  Sure they can play at home or in the yard, but kids will start to feel cooped up quickly and having some planned summer activities is a great way to keep the stress levels down in the house. Planning summer activities for the kids, though, does not have to mean spending a fortune.  There are plenty of cheap activities out there for your kids … [Read more...]


Tips For A Great Budget Friendly At Home Pedicure

Tips For A Great Budget Friendly At Home Pedicure - Farmer's Wife Ramble

With Spring and Summer always bringing your favorite sandals out of the closet, it is time to consider some of our tips for a great budget friendly at home pedicure. Nobody wants to wear open toed shoes without freshly painted nails, but a pedicure can cost a lot at your local salon. This year, you can give your feet and toes the luxury experience at home and on a budget. Tips For A Great Budget Friendly At Home Pedicure Invest in the right tools. One of the best parts of a … [Read more...]


Kids Camping Activities for Memorial Day

Using camping activities, you can help your children understand the importance of Memorial day. Here are some ideas for camping activities for Memorial day. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Memorial day is a really great time to start your summer activities with your family. One familiar favorite for Memorial day is a weekend camping trip. Using activities, you can help your children understand the importance of Memorial day. It is also a great way to help them to understand, honor, and never forget the sacrifice of the men and women who are serving, and have served in the United States military. Here are some ideas for camping activities for Memorial … [Read more...]


Gardening With Kids & What They Learn

When it comes to gardening with kids though, what your kid learns from this simple family activity far surpasses what you could instill within them with any other activity. - Farmer's Wife Rambles

Kids are curious and enjoy learning new things; they are like a sponge ready to soak up all that you have to teach them. When it comes to gardening with kids though, what your kid learns from this simple family activity far surpasses what you could instill within them with any other activity. Gardening with kids can be done as a family unit when your kid is super young and develop into an independent task as they get older. Starting your child off on the path of growing their own food teaches … [Read more...]


Spring Cleaning Your Kids Rooms

Spring Cleaning Your Kids Rooms - Farmer's Wife Rambles

We all know about Spring Cleaning our houses. We open windows and clean them, air the house out, pull out the appliances and clean behind them, empty the fridge and scrub it, basically we give the house an overhaul and prepare for the warmer months knowing we are starting fresh. After having kids I slowly started to realize that I needed to apply the same principals and energy to my kids rooms, because lets be honest, after a long winter of closed windows and kids playing inside with their … [Read more...]


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