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Beginner’s Guide to Tomato Plant Care

Beginner’s Guide to Tomato Plant Care

While my parents both carry the title of Master Gardener from the local agriculture exchange, I cannot claim such wisdom. Having grown up on 10 acres with parents who planted a garden every year, I did learn a thing or two through osmosis. ...
Game Upgrades: How To Make Blood Dice

Game Upgrades: How To Make Blood Dice

Many times when playing a new board game one of the things that goes through my mind is how it could have been better. Most games we feature on SahmReviews are ones we enjoy and feel good about recommending it to our readers. If a game is r ...
Get Vocal with Home Automation

Get Vocal with Home Automation

Isn’t it funny how accustomed we get to things and don’t even realize it? I gave up coffee for Lent and let me say that it isn’t the caffeine that I miss as much as the absence of the habit itself. A couple months back, I ...
The Merging of Crafts and Technology

The Merging of Crafts and Technology

Time and again I hear parents complaining about how lazy kids are today. No, you don’t see them outside playing like we used to. I mean, really, why would they want to Kick the Can when they could be watching movies on the garage door ...
2017 Product of the Year Winners

2017 Product of the Year Winners

Earlier this week we spent an evening at the high school learning about scheduling choices for our incoming 9th grader. The principal surveyed the group and asked who was here for the first time and many like us raised their hand. Then he a ...
Do Not Trust a GameStop Gift Receipt

Do Not Trust a GameStop Gift Receipt

We’ve never been ones to encourage returning gifts after the holidays. We hope the givers have put a lot of thought into the present, and to us it is an insult to take it back to the store to buy something else. The only time we have ...
2016 Gift Guide: Home & Electronics

2016 Gift Guide: Home & Electronics

Over the past couple weeks our holiday gift guides have mostly provided toy and game gift ideas for kids of all ages. Today’s gift guide highlights some home and electronics items, including personal care, jewelry, beauty and home dec ...
Worries of a Kindergarten Mom

Worries of a Kindergarten Mom

Life is so different when kids first head off to school. I’m not referring to the beginning of every school year but rather the beginning of school in general. You know, kindergarten. As a mom, you wonder if you taught them what they need t ...
Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Philanthropic Friday: Unclutter for Good

Frugal by nature, I use coupons and shop at Goodwill so having a yard sale for the things we no longer need is a nice way to get back a little extra money. For the past few summers, I’ve planned to have a yard sale. We have accumulate ...
DIY Pet Rock Ladybugs Craft Tutorial

DIY Pet Rock Ladybugs Craft Tutorial

Our kids are bright and adventurous, but for some reason they have been spending more time than we like on their electronics. Yes, they’ve been out for almost daily bike rides and playing board games, but if they aren’t engaged ...