In the gardening world, the term "exotic" definitely has a negative connotation.
Are you looking for a quick yet nutritious way to get your kids to eat something good for them for breakfast?
Optimist that I am, I have high hopes that this economic downturn will make people kinder.
Home is a place of shelter from the hard knocks of the world, but maybe not in that first 20 to 30 minutes when parents arrive from work and the children get home after the day's activities.
Here's a great tip on buying a water hose. If it flattens when you step on it, don't buy it. Spend the extra money and avoid the cheap hoses. Trust me on this one.
Chloe and Cole were discussing one of Cole's boo-boos. Chloe said he'd heal up and his boo-boo would fall off. While not scientifically accurate, I was amazed (and amused) at her understanding of the human body's ability to heal.
This is the second in a series of profiles of Georgia wineries. Subsequent profiles will appear when the writer feels sufficiently motivated to do them ... or when his editor yells at him.
One of the joys of shopping at our local Hall County Farmers Market is the variety of fresh produce and friendly smiles.
No sooner had I proudly written the column about the young boy who had named his new pet chicken after me than Ronda the Chicken proved to be as unpredictable as Ronda the writer.
If you own one of those battery-operated wall clocks, I have a tip for you. Consider duct taping a bunch of extra batteries to the back of the clock. When it is time to replace the batteries, they'll be right there.
There have been a lot of thefts in gyms where criminals rummage through unattended gym bags looking for valuables. Here's a great tip to keep you from becoming a victim. Take a tennis ball and cut a several-inch slit in it. Now you can store your valuables in the tennis ball. (Just don't forget and try ...
Is it a good sign when the best character in a book - the one with the most interesting personality, the most logic and who goes through the most hardships - is a giant talking parrot?
Gardening may have seemed more work than reward during the summer.
How do you keep your crape myrtles in tip-top shape throughout the summer and fall?
Diabetes now affects nearly 24 million people in the United States.
A dear friend of mine, bless his heart, has to work every major holiday. Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter are days on which he labors while his family celebrates without him.
The region that is North Georgia today was explored a long time ago. As early as the 1540s, Spanish explorers trekked through the Cartersville area looking for gold. None was found there, but we have a golden treasure that's well worth preserving: our native trees.
Recycling in the garden (composting) and using mulch makes common sense for the landscapes.
Several weeks ago, we were at dinner with some friends and the conversation turned to life's most embarrassing moments.
You've frequently read my recommendations on keeping your pet healthy and saving yourself a ton of hassle. Most of these are applicable to the majority of pets and owners.
Once, while we were on a trip to see Amy's folks in Texas, we stopped at a store to stretch our legs and take a bathroom break. When we walked inside, we saw a large display of polished rocks.
So far, March has shown above-average precipitation totals in North Georgia. Based on the historic record, we also have plenty of rain showers to look forward to in April.
Baseball, picnics and other springtime activities offer a chance to incorporate healthy snacks into your family's weekly routine.
I wanted this to start out about Henriettta. I guess it still does, but you'll see how the world can change your plans.
There's enough talk about explosives in the media to have a person worried. Not worried enough, it seems, are some people handling the liquid explosive we use every day: gasoline. Understanding the hazards of this substance requires knowing about its physics.
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