Groundhog Day facts

Here are some fun Groundhog Day Facts Here are a few Groundhog Day facts… enjoy! 1. A groundhog and depending on your region, is also known as a woodchuck, whistle-pig, and a land-beaver. 2. A groundhog’s diet consists of lots of greens, fruits, and vegetables and very little water. Most of their liquids come from dewy leaves. 3. When groundhogs hibernate, and they are one of the few animals that do, they slow their metabolism and drop their body temperature to just a bit warmer than the place where they’re sleeping. Their bodies can…

Upgrade Your Pre-planned Meals

Do you pre-plan and freeze meals? Do you have 20 odd freezer bags with your delicious pre-planned meals all forming a blob in your freezer? Many moms are finding that taking a day a month and prepping meals, then freezing them, is coming in handy. I see many posts and pins with this idea, so I tried it and while reaching in and having a meal all ready to go was nice, the process needed a little upgrade. I hated how they didn’t stack and all froze together. I had…

Recycle milk cartons into a kitchen helper

I was recently trying to find something for my kids to use, so that they could become a little more independent in the kitchen pouring drinks, sauces or milk, when we have the occasional bowl of cereal. I wanted something I could fill and that they could easily pour without the worry of too much spilling. Mason jars are incredibly trendy, we have many of them and my kids like using them. I also wanted to find something that I could possibly recycle, so I came up with this. We…

Higglytown, where everyone is a Hero…and a community!

  I was raised by my grandmother and great-grandmother, though my mother lived with us, she didn’t do much of the raising. She was 18 when I was born and for all practical purposes we were more like sisters, than mother and daughter, but I was very close to my grandparents. Anyway, I remember how I would sit and listen to my great-grandma and grandma talk about how things use to be. How people took such pride in what they did, how everyone realized that no matter the job, it…

Tips for Healthier Grocery Shopping

While shopping recently I realized there are many people who have no idea about much of what they are putting in their carts. I thought I would go over how I believe these few tips for healthier grocery shopping and a few simple changes could make a huge difference. Now I know some of these things might seem like common sense but sadly nutrition isn’t really about common sense anymore, it is about advertising. People may see a product like Nutella, for example, and think of it as a healthy…

Why I love Coconut oil and other Coconut products

I had a question recently about coconut oil and what the benefits really are. I am not a doctor and for a serious condition I would talk to one before making any changes in medications, however, if your doctor isn’t open to natural supplements, then perhaps it is time to find a new doctor. I am not claiming coconut oil will cure anything but it is possible to help ailments. Coconut oil is edible oil, extracted from the meat of a coconut, which has been consumed in tropical places for thousands…