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foster pets while you shelter-in-place
in Pets, That's Life

How to Help Animals While You Shelter-In-Place

Animals are going to be particularly vulnerable during this crisis. People are losing their jobs and income, shelter staff are being cut back, closed, and losing volunteers, and rescue groups are being stretched to capacity. Yet they still need us. So, here are a few things you can do to help animals while you shelter-in-place that may ease their suffering. Pet Food Pantries If you’re…

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in In Our Kitchen, That's Life

Getting Back to Basics in the Kitchen

We have officially been at Sugar Water Manor for eight months now. I have spent day after day building the gardens, planting, weeding, harvesting, unpacking (we are still not done), caring for animals and raising animals from young. We have learned so much, but I know our education will never end. Over these months, our focus has been on the outside and the farm, itself….

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sustainable shoe brands like allbirds
in Fabulous Finds, That's Life

Fabulous Finds: Sustainable Shoe Brands We Love

By now, LifeDoneWell readers know how much I focus on sustainable living. But one piece of this complex puzzle that I haven’t yet shared with you is footwear. Since fashion is a huge part of our rapidly overflowing landfill problem, it makes a lot of sense to examine our choice of shoes through a green lens. So, I’ve rounded up my favorite sustainable shoe brands…

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coral reef
in That's Life, Travel Done Well

Favorite Ocean-Friendly Mineral Sunscreens

With May being National Skin Cancer Awareness month, we felt it only appropriate to share with you our favorite ocean-friendly mineral sunscreens. Anything I use for sunscreen these days must be cruelty free, non-chemical, and reef safe, while of course, effective. I’ve researched both chemical and mineral ingredients and made the decision to go strictly mineral. Here’s a bit of what I learned… In particular,…

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dos and don't for being that aunt
in Kids & Family, That's Life

Do’s and Don’ts for Being “That Aunt”

I consider myself “That Aunt”. I say it all cheery and happy…full of buying my nieces and nephews what they want, allowing them to eat what they want, and most likely saying things that I want.  But, I am pretty sure when my siblings and their spouses say “That Aunt”, they use a different tone… Finding the balance is really hard. There are three of us sisters….

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