November is National Diabetes Awareness Month!

November is a month of awareness for many people. For men, it’s known as “Movember,” a month where they grow beards and mustaches to raise awareness of prostate cancer. For others, it is National Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Month. Diabetes—referred to doctors as diabetes mellitus—is a life-threatening condition which causes high sugar levels in the…

Adopting Pets

People adopt pets for several reasons. Some legitimately love certain animals and want to own them for the sake of it. Others can be a bit lonely and may want an animal to help liven up their home. Regardless of what the reason is, it has to be acknowledged that getting a pet is not…

Safe Trick or Treating

Halloween can be a fun time for kids. It is only during this time of the year that they can take part in the time-honored tradition of trick or treating. Few kids don’t enjoy dressing up in their favorite costumes, going door to door and receiving candy. As with any other activity, safety has to…

Fall can be the best season to do some gardening.

Gardening for Fall

Fall season is finally here! The season of pumpkin spice lattes, fiery yet calm tones, and the precedence of winter, many of us have been looking forward to fall due to its undeniable charm in captivating people. I know a lot of my colleagues at the local parish have been very excited and decided to…

Once you've gotten started, developing the land for the garden is the next step.

Starting a Community Garden

In our local parish, we were talking about how we can contribute to the community by starting a common garden which will provide crops for those in need. Are you familiar with community gardening? If not, it’s a way of gardening using a common piece of land collectively developed by a group of people. This…