How to Plant a Butterfly Garden & What Flowers to Plant

Butterfly gardens are a beautiful way to attract butterflies to your yard in the warmer months.  You can add a butterfly garden to your yard or attract butterflies to your deck or patio by planting container gardens.  Butterfly gardens will also attract birds as well as some other wildlife. Basically, what you need for a butterfly garden is the same in any of the country’s planting zones. Butterfly gardens need the basics of full sun, a pesticide-free environment, nectar source plans, larval host plants and a good knowledge of butterfly…

Six Sizzling Trends In The Restaurant Business

Trendy Morimoto

Let’s face it; we live in a county of finicky eaters. Styles and trends in the restaurant industry seem to change just as quickly as those in the fashion world. While there are some foods that never seem to change always have a large following, those of us who live and breathe restaurants know that in order to keep our customers happy, we have to give them what they want. And often what they want is change. If you are feeling like your menu is stagnant and you’re struggling to…

How You Can Help Your Asthmatic Child

Asthma Child

I don’t know about you, but when my child has an asthma attack, it is one of the scariest moments of my life. Seconds can feel like minutes, and minutes can feel like hours. Watching my daughter struggle to breathe is one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to experience. She has her rescue inhaler, but that doesn’t always help right away. I have done a lot of research to see how I can help relieve her symptoms as soon as possible, and have found that there are some…

The Top Ten Plants To Use In Your Children’s Garden

Child Gardening

Finding a good activity that will keep your children continually interested in outside can be a tough endeavor. Gardening is a great way to engage your children in the great outdoors while also providing them with an educational activity and creative outlet. I don’t know about you, but I think gardening may be one of the best activities out there for kids. However, you want to be careful that your children will have a positive experience and that their plants will flourish and not end up as a withered pile…

Seven Tips For Getting Your Child Ready For Kindergarten

First Day of Kindergarten

Walking your child into school on their first day of kindergarten can be an emotional experience for both you and your son or daughter.  A wide range of emotions from fear and apprehension to excitement and anticipation are common.  Very quickly, however, the time will come for you to give one last kiss and a hug, trust that you have done enough to prepare your child for this new adventure, and walk away.  You may only be apart for a short time, but that first separation can feel monumental.  The…