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Disney Wild Africa Trek

While we were in Disney World, we decided it was time to do something we'd never done before. The Wild Africa Trek! Indigo and Jade were too young, so while we were doing it, they went off and toured Animal Kingdom with some of Grandma's friends. I can honestly say that this is one of the coolest things I've ever done. It was a three hour guided tour where we got to walk over the hippos and alligators, learn some swahili, get really close to some of the animals on the safari, and eat an ... Read More »

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Do I Have To Pay My Taxes?

Do you hate paying taxes?  You'll love this!  Brett wrote and performed this parody of the song, "Do You Want To Build A Snowman?" from Disney's Oscar-Winning animated film, Frozen, that we can all relate to.  Please like, share, comment on and generally promote this video if you love to see hard working youth using their talents and driving the American economy through enterprise!   Yeah, Mom & Dad are pretty proud of her!     ... Read More »

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Five Reasons to Avoid Anti-Bacterial Soap

I have long believed that anti-bacterial soaps are not healthy and that people should avoid using them.  I was greatly encouraged to hear that the FDA is finally addressing the issue of anti-bacterial soap dangers.  According to the AP, Under a proposed rule released Monday, the agency will require manufacturers to prove that anti-bacterial soaps are safe and more effective than plain soap and water. Products that are not shown to be safe and effective by late 2016 would have to be ... Read More »

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Snuggly Sisters and a Famous Forehead

One morning the two little girls climbed into bed with Dad, wanting some snuggle time before they had to get ready for the day. At some point, they started talking about how Jade has bangs and Indigo doesn't. Jade said, "Indigo wants to have bangs." Dad said, "Well, bangs look good on Jade, and no bangs looks good on Indigo." He measured their foreheads with his fingers, from their eyebrows to their hairline. It turns out that Indigo has a much smaller forehead than Jade does. After they ... Read More »

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Tools For Staying Fit

Busy Mom's Survival Guide Podcast Episode 069.I talk a lot on my blog and podcast about how valuable it is for busy moms to exercise and stay fit.   But it’s not important so that we can look good (that's just a side benefit).  It’s important so that we can feel good and so that we can have the energy and stamina we need to thrive in our busy lives as we take care of our family.   During this week's episode, Brett joins me as we talk about some of the tools that we use to stay fit, ... Read More »

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The Goat Barn

When we moved to the new farm, I was able to build my dream barn.  I thought I'd share some of the features we built into the barn to make our lives easier. The exterior of the barn is all metal and away from the trees so it shouldn't be damaged by falling limbs. There are five main sections to the goat barn. 1. The Milking Room.  The milk room has a concrete floor with a drain (remember when the boys didn't clean it out and oats were growing?), and metal walls and ceiling so everything ... Read More »

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Getting Eggs The Fun Way

Here on the Goat Milk Stuff farm, we got a lot of snow this winter. A couple of months ago, it was particularly nasty. There were 3-4 inches of snow that had frozen completely solid, a sheet of ice on top making it almost impossible to walk anywhere. Fortunately, the next day it snowed again, so we had another inch of snow on top for traction. With the snow frozen solid, you could walk on top without breaking through. And as the kids discovered, you could ride your bikes without breaking ... Read More »