How to make bone broth

how to make bone broth

I prepare broth and stocks for its taste as well as health benefits. Especially during winter time, chicken broth is hands down my favorite common cold remedy. Bone broth is different than chicken broth both in preparation as well as benefits. First, for chicken broth you buy a common food staple, cook the chicken and use the broth. 2 birds with … [Read more...]

DIY: Bedside organizer caddy with printable pattern

Bedside organizer caddy

We still have bunk beds in our children's room. They don't have bedside tables to put their things on. They like to read and write. My daughter needs a place to put her eyeglasses away and likes to mark her calendar. My son needs a place to put his bedtime medicine. I have been planning to make this bedside organizer caddy for a long time. In this … [Read more...]

Teen cell phone contract with printable sample

Teen Cell Phoone Contract

Raising kids sometimes feels like driving a power car that accelerates from 0 to 60 in seconds. I was writing about preschool selection, like, yesterday. Today, my first-born has his own cell phone. It wasn't in our 5-year growth plan. We were thinking "no earlier than 13". Things change, kids get independent, cell phone upgrade time comes up. For … [Read more...]

DIY: Reupholstering the old office chair

reupholsteringofficechair2

We have an old office chair that is pretty sturdy but very uncomfortable. The seat cover has worn off and the cushion was flattened. I was having pain in my tailbone after sitting on this chair for a short while. Instead of throwing it out and buying a brand new one, I decided to reupholster the old office chair. This is what it looked like … [Read more...]

How to prevent knee holes in pants

preventkneeholes

My son's pants never survive more than a month. It doesn't matter whether he is wearing jeans, sweat pants or cargo pants, knees get ripped within few weeks. Considering my son's growth rate, reinforced knee jeans are not that economical. Patching knees isn't easy either. I decided to do something to stop pants' knees from getting ripped. I got … [Read more...]

Kids’ games and activities quick reference guide

KidsActivityGuide

Winter break is here and we all know that after a day of high of no school and no homework, kids will start falling into the bottomless pit of boredom. In order to help them find alternative ways to keep busy, I prepared this quick guide filled with game ideas, toys in our house, arts & craft activities we do and physical activities. You can … [Read more...]

DIY: Chicken Waterer from Beverage Cooler

ChickenWatererCooler

In order to avoid any illnesses that other birds might bring over by using our chicken's waterer, I decided to make a waterer with nipples. I didn't use the water pipe to attach nipples because, first we only have 2 hens and the effort would not be worth it. Second, we don’t have a clean water source near our coop. I decided to use a beverage … [Read more...]