Renovating Your Garage Into a Functional Workshop

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Turning your garage into a workshop can change how you live and work. It gives you a dedicated space for your projects. It adds value to your home.  This article will guide you through making your garage a functional workshop. Getting Started Before you begin, it’s essential to plan well. Assessing your space, budget, and […]

Prioritizing Kitchen Upgrades: Save Here, Splurge There

The kitchen, often hailed as the heart of the home, is a dynamic space that warrants careful consideration when it comes to upgrades. If you’re contemplating a kitchen upgrade, you’re about to embark on a journey of transformation and enhancement. In this comprehensive guide, navigate the intricate world of kitchen upgrades, strategically balancing savings and […]

Wine Lover’s Dream: DIY Home Wine Cellar Installation Guide

A wine cellar installation guide helps you avoid common pitfalls and mistakes that can occur during the installation process.

Picture this: the ultimate symbol of luxury, a home wine cellar. It’s a sanctuary where prized bottles are carefully kept, aged, and savored. But building a wine cellar is no small feat. It’s an art that demands precision and know-how. It takes more than just arranging bottles, it’s a meticulous craft that requires an eye […]

3 Brilliant Smart Thermostats to Elevate Your Living Space

Smart thermostats do the kind of thinking you often don’t have time to do. The little devices learn your daily routines and create home heating and cooling schedules accordingly. They save you a considerable amount of money in the process. Here are three of the best.

Inspiring and Uplifting: 25 Positive Things To Say To Your Child

Exercise caution in your conversations with your child, as words carry lasting effects. Demonstrating love and respect is essential. You are indeed fortunate to have these twenty-five positive things to say to your child at your disposal. Embracing the remarkable power of positive communication can genuinely transform your parent-child relationship and shape your child’s growth. […]

Of Death and Regrets

My father-in-law died last week. He didn’t ‘pass over’ or ‘pass away’. He died. He’s dead. He’s not coming back – or at least not in a recognizable form. He was 75, touring New Zealand and suddenly collapsed and died within minutes. A good death.  I can write about what he did or did not […]

4 Best Charcoal Grills for Your Money

Cooking on a charcoal grill is more an art than it is a science. You mostly need to go by instinct throughout the cooking process. If that sounds like an adventure you’d like to experience, then this buying guide should help.

Unpacking School Sex Ed: Pros, Cons & Age-Appropriate Timing

Sex education can promote gender equality and respect.

Let’s Talk About Sex: Why School Sex Ed Matters Sex education in and by schools is a controversial topic. While some argue that parents have the exclusive responsibility (and right) to educate their children on sex, others believe that schools should also contribute to this vital education. Regardless of personal opinions, the fact remains that […]

Becoming a climate change optimist…

The author takes heart in the fact that only 96% of our energy is coming from fossil fuels

June 18th, 2018 – Updated June 9th, 2023 Yes, there are still those willing to deny that global warming is a reality. Why, there are even some people who continue to argue that the cause is not anthropocentric. But for the vast majority of rational thinkers, it is a very worrying reality… especially if you have […]