Looking for some fun activities to do at home? Yeah, so are we! On nice days we’ve been enjoying the sunshine and gorgeous weather. There has been lots of frisbee, soccer, ladderball, corn hole, and even a little basketball and bocce. Thanks to Amazon, I was able to upgrade the backyard with a hammock. And…

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Celebrate Earth Day 2020! - RushandRamble.com

Earth Day is almost here! Normally communities would be celebrating with beach and highway cleanups, festivals and expos, group hikes and bike rides, tree plantings, and other earth-loving activities. Not this year. Earth Day at a Distance Even though the usual festivities and activities are not an option thanks to coronavirus and social distancing, you…

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Thanks to coronavirus and COVID-19, these are some strange times we’re all living through. Stores and companies shut down, distance and virtual learning for kids. Parents juggling school and working from home. Endless binge watching of Netflix and Disney+ (yeah, you too Hulu). And no one can find toilet paper, paper towels, wipes, soap or…

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Last summer I participated in a challenge to go Plastic Free for the month of July. In reality, I didn’t really go plastic free but I did spend the month using far fewer single use plastics. This year, I invite you to join me in taking the Plastic Free July Eco Challenge. With a wide range…

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After my last post, I got a lot of feedback, support and questions. We waited until the day after to call the corporate offices to notify them about what happened and I wanted to give Home Depot a chance to follow up before responding to some of those questions. We have since heard back, so…

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I’ve read many stories over the years of deplorable treatment of active duty military, veterans and spouses, but none of that prepared me for a first hand experience. Let’s talk about Home Depot and how one very rude manager was “honoring veterans” on this lovely Veterans Day. Our story starts the day before Veterans Day.…

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TL;DR: the base pharmacy almost dosed my 4 year old wrong and didn’t even care. It all started with a fever… This morning, Dustin and I spent 3 1/2 hours at the base hospital. The whole thing was one ridiculous fiasco after another. Dustin woke up with a 102+ fever and was miserable. He couldn’t…

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It’s Plastic Free July. Don’t know what that is? I didn’t either until a few weeks ago. But I’m taking part this year and I hope you will too! Plastic Free July Eco Challenge I had never heard of Plastic Free July until I was invited to join a team and participate in an Eco…

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Teacher Appreciation Week, Nurse Appreciation, Military Spouse Appreciation and Sunday brings Mother’s Day. Seriously. All rolled up in one week. Pretty sure teachers and nurses deserve their own week all to themselves. If not an entire month. Perhaps we can rename this “National People We Don’t Thank, Pay or Respect Nearly as Much as We…

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So I found a wasp trapped between the screen and the window. Except it wasn’t a wasp. No idea what it was, but I’ve obviously watched too much Wild Kratts with the little guy because I was all like “To the creature rescue!” With the help of a plastic cup and sheet of paper, the…

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