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Save spring prunings for edging and fairy house construction material

Willow edging

It’s sunny in Portland today, and I was out in the garden in earnest for the first time in months. I pruned a neglected hydrangea, and while standing back to admire my handiwork, I naturally started brainstorming about what I could do with the clippings. I’m a cheap gardener which feeds my inclination toward DIY. […]

Does your kid hate Pedialyte? Try pediatric electrolyte strips.

Pediatric electrolyte strips

We’re trudging along on the second full week of my son’s horrible virus — so far he has missed a total of eight days of school due to this bug. (This particular illness has emptied out his school — it’s pretty dramatic.) I was at the drugstore last night for some oral rehydration solution (Pedialyte […]