Kalinda

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The Single Best Piece of Marriage Advice Ever Given

First, some numbers: I’ve been married (to the same person) for twenty-seven years. Those twenty-seven years have included six in which we were …

Do We Practice What We Preach?

Our words matter to most of the people on the receiving end of them. Those words that come out of our mouths, especially when we are in the role of …

Why Your Grandparents Didn't Have Food Allergies...but You Do

Did your grandparents have food allergies? Mine sure didn't. A stark comparison to the growing epidemic offood allergies, worsening with every …

Star student killed by California police 'was going to change the world': sister

Feras Morad had never had a run-in with police before the fatal shooting, she says, and he could not have posed a threat: ‘He didn’t have to die’<p>The 20-year-old shot dead by police in Long Beach, California, last week was a student debating champion who enjoyed academic work and planned to study …

Confessions of a Teacher Who Doesn't Believe In Education

I was one of those people that always knew what I wanted to be when I "grew up". I wanted to teach. Asking children, and teenagers what they want to be when they grow up , or what they want to major in when they graduate high school, is a pretty common question. Many people never know the answer, …

How To Make Thai Iced Tea

<b>Boil the water:</b> Bring the water to a boil in a medium saucepan.<p><b>Steep the tea:</b> Remove the pan from the heat. Place the tea bags, star anise, and …

12 Insanely Clever Gardening Hacks

Gardening can be both fun and annoying, but with the right tips and tricks you will only notice the fun and pleasant moments. If gardening is your …

Gardening

Real Talk from 6 Women About the Tolls Their Newborns Took on Their Marriages

"It was like Armageddon in our house after our son was born."<p>I’m going to be completely honest: I didn’t think my marriage was going to survive after I had a baby.<p>Friends and family had warned me that my husband, Chris, and I might hit a rough patch after our son arrived, but I laughed it off. …

Melinda's Mountain View Sanctuary

Like this entry? Favorite it below!<p>Name:MelindaLocation:Indian Wells, CASquare Feet:576Division:TinyWhat I Love About My Small Home:I love the open …

Conscious Parenting: It's Not Just For Hippies

There is an increasing buzz building around conscious living -- getting in touch with what really matters to you, living in alignment with your most authentic self, connecting to your passions and exploring new things.<p>I truly believe that living consciously and knowing the decisions we are making …

Exploring Yosemite National Park With Kids

When you grow up in a big city like New York or on a small island in the Caribbean, visiting national parks or even spending time in the great outdoors isn't exactly the norm. It might even lead you, later, when you're a young adult in a big city, to consider camping and trekking into the woods to …

25+ Incredible Novels You Must Read At Least Once In Your Life

A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading. —William Styron<p>Books …

Books

Mom of 15 Makes Family Meals Fun

Are you a busy mom who needs a little advice from a woman with experience? Look no further and meet the woman who knows, Lyette Reback, mother of 15 on the premier episode of "Mom 15," a brand new HooplaHa Original Series. Lyette grew up an only child. When she met her husband, David, it was love …

Better than a T-shirt: Visual souvenirs of Patagonia will make your jaw drop

Photos: Jakub Polomski<p>With its looming mountain ranges, sweeping grassland steppes and enormous glaciers, Patagonia is one of those grand, magical …

10 Great Finds: Beautiful Linen Bedding

There's no denying that linen bedding looks really, really great. And so cool and inviting, especially in spring and summer. And you don't have to …

Home Decorating

15 Things Only Parents Of More Than One Child Would Understand

Children are truly amazing, but being in charge of more than one at any given time can be a genuine challenge. If you are a parent of more than one …

Kids

Wearable Meditation Gadget Steve Jobs Would Have Loved

Steve Jobs believed that Zen meditation taught him to concentrate and ignore distractions. “He particularly wanted Apple’s engineers to learn …

Five tips to taking better photos of your kids, from an incredible photographer

Those fleeting moments of childhood slip through our hands every day – but photography is one way to ensure they’re never forgotten. This incredible …

R U Engaging Your Students? Strategies and Tools for the Texting Generation

Students and Smart Phones Go Together Like Reading and Writing. Let’s Put Them to Use in the Service of Learning! In the U.S., and increasingly …

Education Technology

Living in the Slump of Motherhood

I am there now. That place in motherhood that lies somewhere between that happy routine and clinical depression. That place where nothing is really …

Avoid Common Gardening Mistakes - Organic Gardening

Just as there’s no such thing as a perfect garden, there’s no perfect <i>gardener</i> either. We all make mistakes, but, in doing so, we learn which ones …

Gardening

Kate's Favorite Things

Three of My Best Tips and Tricks for Creating a Successful Small Space::<p>Choose furniture that's 'light on it's feet', i.e. has legs so that you can …

12 health benefits of apple cider vinegar

From soothing sore throats and upset stomachs to fighting hiccups and diabetes, behold the benefits of apple cider vinegar.<p>Legend has is that …

Mind Your Own Business

At about the beginning of this decade, mass-market mindfulness rolled out of the Bay Area like a brand new app. Very much like an app, in fact, or a …

One Man's Genius Idea Grows Him An Amazing Bumper Tomato Crop

This post outlines a great way to grow an abundance of tomatoes quickly, relying on their thirst for water. The materials needed for this tomato cage …

Gardening

12 Adult Coloring Books: Relax, Unwind & Rediscover this Favorite Childhood Activity

<i>The New York Times</i> treads a fine line of documenting a trend and creating one, but since its article about the rising popularity of adult coloring …

Robin Holiday's Nursery with a Bold Navy Accent Wall

<b>Name:</b> Robin Holiday (7 months) <b><br>Location:</b> Austin, Texas<p>My husband and I recently had our first baby. As soon as I found out I was having a girl, I knew …

Gender-Neutral

Vote Now: Today's Small Cool Entries

Check out today's new Small Cool Contest entries and be sure to add a "favorite" vote to any and all that you'd like to help send on to the next …

Denmark

The benefits of slow parenting

A couple of months ago, I was rushing through the grocery store with my preschooler and toddler. It hadn’t been an easy trip; they were whining and …