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tips Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
tips Archives · Ryder Family Farm- Southern Illinois Produce & More
We to a big leap of faith, quit our jobs are moved to the the heart of the Shawnee National Forest to follow our dreams of self sufficiency and to make a go of living off the land… Can we help you feed your family?
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Back to school with Scoolio-Von-Hoolio and OfficeMax giveaway. Get Organized Today!

Last week I was invited to participate in a "Get Organized for Back-to-School" webcast & twitter chat and it was a blast. First off I love twitter chats of any kind so I was stoked to participate, I was also interested in getting some organizational tips because our "office" is anything but organized. The idea of the webcast was that Peter Walsh and several panelists would present organizational tips for the home, for kids and for the classroom while allowing viewers to submit questions via twitter that the panelists would answer. N isn't the most organized person in the world so I was stoked to get some organizational tips from the webcast. They presented lots of good info and many good reminders about organization. Here are a few: TIPS FOR HOME 1) Find the...

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Budget crunching: Grocery costs. Could you manage to save some $$$

These days when all the bills and birth cost savings are out of the way we are making out with an average of $100 left for groceries and possible discretionary spending. We are normally pretty money conscious people but now that we are chunking away $700 a check for the home birth it has squeezed the budget even tighter. One of the only ways we can cut back is with our grocery bill. When we started out tackling the grocery budget we were only shopping at one or two stores. It was the super Walmart the other was Sam's Club. We were spending so much just buying all that we needed in those two places. Sure we were buying food in bulk so we had lots to last us but the...

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Thoughts on parenting… Dos, don'ts and inbetween…

Now that N and I are a only a few months away from being new parents we've been thinking and talking lots about parenting as I am sure most first time parents-to-be do. We're trying to figure out how we'll make it all work, what we hope to do or not do and we are really tuned in to observing the way others are doing things. Just the other day we were having breakfast at IHOP and there was this huge party of what seemed like a family gathering of sorts. There were small children, parents, grandparents and all...

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Moving tips?

A few days of nothing have been nice but now I need to get my butt in gear and start getting ready to move. We get the keys to our new place on 2/25 and need to be out of this place my 2/29.. It's nice to have a few days to make the transition although I wont be able to spend my time blogging on those days cause I'll be making trips back and fourth in the car trying to move loads of boxes.. Oh, well a bigger place is good so it's worth it right? Oh, I almost didn't mention that my man got offered a promotion. I can't list the specifics because it's not official yet and I don't want to blow his cover but basically got...

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