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We are experiencing some unusual times and, depending on your perspective, that can be a good or bad thing. There’s no sense in allowing this to be an unpleasant experience, so let’s snap out of that negativity and do something positive and maybe even fun.

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The governor issued a stay-at-home order directing West Virginians to limit excursions away from their homes. We should make trips only to fulfill essential needs.

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With the cold days and nights we had in December, we decided to leave the birdfeeders out every night and had no problems.

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When she was 4 months old, our oldest daughter contracted Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV). As new parents, my husband and I were beyond scared as we watched our infant struggle to breathe.

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Sunday morning our 13-year-old son declared, “It’ll be easy for me to practice social distancing.”

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It is difficult to know what to do in the garden with temps in the mid 60s during the day and then down in the teens at night and the next day, but you know I can always find something for you to do.

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The Southeast U.S. is experiencing one of the warmest winters ever. Experts have tracked spring leaves emerging as far north as Virginia 3 weeks earlier than normal.

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There’s no getting around it, we cannot live without plants. They provide the food we eat and filter out a vast amount of pollution, cleaning the air we breathe. Their gorgeous flowers bloom in every color in the spectrum and fill our hearts with joy. Bees and other insects that are crucial …

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What could be more enjoyable than a warm bowl of steaming soup?

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The weather has had me shaking my head and there’s no reason to comment, because it will be totally different by tomorrow. Sigh.

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With the cold and flu season upon us it’s important to maintain a healthy immune system.

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Some folks talk about how dreary and dead the bare trees make the forest appear in winter. Personally, I see a whole new world above the colored carpet on the forest floor.

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This Valentine’s Day show your loved ones how much you care by serving them red on their dinner plates.

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This weather has been so crazy, especially the winds we’re experiencing. Small trees and new shrubs need protection this year more than ever.

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Earlier this winter, my feathers got ruffled over a few Facebook posts I’d seen. To help diffuse the situation, my oldest sister shared some words of wisdom our grandmother told her years ago.

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January can be a rough month for gardeners. Seed catalogs can only substitute for real, growing plants for a limited time.

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As I sit and write this, it is a sunny warm day and there is little doubt in my mind it will be just the opposite when this goes to print.

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A little while back, our oldest daughter had to keep a dream journal for one of her classes.

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Garden planning is always an ongoing job. Changes can come at every turn until all of a sudden it’s time to put things into motion out in the garden.

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It’s that time of year again and many of us have made a list of New Year’s resolutions. However, how many times do we make resolutions that do not get checked off of our list?

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’Tis the season for garden planning. Although several winter months separate us from springtime it is never too early to start the planning process.

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One of the things my husband and I love about being school-based occupational therapists is that we get to enjoy many of the same vacation days as our 3 school-age children. Thus, we spent most of this past winter break at home together.

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January 1st is often used to set new resolutions or goals for the coming year. If you are searching for ideas, consider a different type of “dieting” that may include the cakes and cookies from your neighbor.

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I got my first pair of glasses when I was in the 3rd grade. In true 1980s fashion, the frames were big, plastic and round.

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After taking a recent a road trip with my mom, I began thinking about how traditions change and possibly disappear over time.

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The holidays are filled with time-honored traditions that involve family, friends and, all-too-often, an overabundance of food.

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This past weekend, before heading out to shop, I asked my mom what she wanted for Christmas. She answered, “Nothing. I can’t think of anything I need.”