Christmas has always been one of my favorite times and holidays of the year. I love the cold weather, short days, and holiday celebrations. Growing up in Jordan, Christmas was a different experience than I’m now used to living in the United States. But no matter which country you live in, Christmas is a special […]

When winter comes, our instinct is to hunker down and conserve as much heat as possible. We close off vents, bundle up in blankets, and generally try to keep our homes as snug as a bug in a rug. However, we often need to remember that our indoor plant also need a little extra care […]

I was the first woman in my family to get divorced; it had never happened before. I was the black sheep no one wanted to be related to! My parents couldn’t understand why I got divorced, since they felt I had brought shame to the family.  The day I called my dad to tell him […]

There’s something special about the bond between us girls. Maybe it’s because we understand each other in a way that no one else can. We know what it’s like to feel strong, vulnerable, capable, and scared. That shared experience makes us stronger. That small chat we do during a busy day, like a quick therapy […]

If you’re like me, a home gardener, you probably think of crop rotation as something that only farmers need to worry about. But the truth is, crop rotation is a vitally important part of vegetable home gardening, too. By rotating your crops each year, you can improve the soil quality, change the placement of your […]