Special Needs Homeschooling , Blenderized Diets and more.

We are counting down the days until a new school year here at the Hodson’s.  The Blue Eyed Girl will be a (gasp!) Junior, The Curly Girly has just been hired on as an Intern with her very own special needs classroom.  Reed is busy getting his school ready for a new year, and I’m […]

Dealing with Food Inflation

One of my big goals during the holidays is to stock up on all the great grocery deals.  Well, at least it was when there were great grocery deals during the holidays.  It was disappointing to see that turkeys never really went down to the low prices of previous years.  Each time my Mom and […]

Keep Calm, It’s Only Christmas

My parents tell a story that helps  me to put Christmas in perspective.  Both of  my parents grew up in conditions of poverty.  My Grandmother candled eggs for a living to provide for my mother.  My father grew up in a house without running water.  He and his sisters were later put in an orphanage.  […]

Simply Preparing

Parker and I are over at Simply Preparing today talking about pressure canners for canning  fruits, veggies, meats, etc.  No longer is canning just for the summer and fall months.  You can work on filling your pantry with healthy, inexpensive food all year long.  Thanksgiving is just around the corner, wouldn’t it be amazing to […]

Forget the back yard garden, we’ve got a jungle out there!

Tomato plants as tall as my chest. Gorgeous pepper plants churning out their goodness.  Cucumber plants that have taken over the joint.  Potato plants gone wild.  Forget the back yard garden, we’ve got a jungle  out there! I have a sink filled with tomatoes waiting for their turn in the dehydrator.  I’ve already flash frozen […]

To all my friends that don’t garden….

To all my friends that don’t garden, I have just one question. Why? Freshly picked Arugula. Just off the vine strawberries and the season’s first tomato.  Work has begun to raise the funds to get Parker to Now I Can.org.  Parker’s Yard Sale is July 27th.  If you are Spring/Summer cleaning and have treasures you […]