Puppies and Kittens, Oh No!

The kids and I rent a cute little house with a cute little yard and a cute little apple tree perfect for a cute little swing. We were able to negotiate with our landlord to keep our chickens and coop, though he said if any of the neighbors complain, they'd have to go. We, of […]


Can a Dog Make You More Fit?

My kids have long begged for a dog, but because he is a reluctant animal person, my husband has resisted the idea for several years. Now that our kids are getting older and accepting more responsibilities, we recently revisited the topic and surprised them with a jumping, licking, nipping chocolate Labrador.