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Homesteading, Food Preservation, Frugality, and Simple Living.  At Pantry Paratus, we mix it up with good old-fashioned “how-to”, food science, and recipes.

Financial Preparedness: 3 Tips for Your Children’s Future

Financial Preparedness

When my husband and I were sorting through my late mother-in-law’s final arrangements, I realized we hadn’t done nearly enough in our own future planning. It was scary to imagine a situation where my children would be on their own, and it brought up a lot of worst case scenarios I never wanted to think about. But preparing for any situation is crucial to my family’s well-being, especially to my children’s future, and in the end I feel a lot better knowing we’ve taken care of everything.

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10 Reasons Why Dogs Are Good for Kids

10 Reasons Why Dogs are Good for Kids

Christmas is in the air, and with nearly days before the season of love and giving, parents are clamoring gift shops and toys stores looking for the perfect gift to give their children. Although it might be fun and easy to simply buy a toy car, a train set, or a gadget to satisfy the so-called “immediate wants” of children, these items will eventually be either broken or lose the interest of the child. Plus, given the new world we live in, most children nowadays don’t get to experience the outdoors, but simply get stuck inside the house playing with their “toys.”

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8 DIY Natural Moisturizer Recipes for Soft Hydrated Skin

DIY Natural Moisturizers

Soft, hydrated skin is elegant, dare I say alluring.  It’s easily recognizable as a result of the evident radiance. But here is the question: “Is it possible for me to have such soft and hydrated skin–and without harsh products?”  The availability of DIY natural moisturizers that can be put together without complications make it possible for you to groom such enviable skin. We’re going to give you 8 natural moisturizer recipes!

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Preserve Your Eyesight with These Superfoods

Preserve Your Eyesight with These Superfoods

As the leading cause of blindness in the west, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects 3 in 10 people over the age of 75. With odds like these it makes sense to want to find ways to protect ourselves against it. A study from Harvard university has shown just how we can do that. The study shows that one of the best ways to prevent AMD is through diet and here we’ll explain exactly what foods are your key to helping preserve your eyesight long into old age.

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The False Dichotomy of Black Friday

Christmas Simplicity

This was an email newsletter I sent before “Black Friday” last year.  It’s a bit controversial, but it’s important to us.  Be sure to leave a comment with your thoughts!

Logic Lesson: What is a False Dichotomy?

A False Dichotomy (or “false dilemma”) is when someone pits 2 opposing thoughts, requiring you to choose one of the 2 extremes (ignoring the possibility of alternatives).
  This is a major ploy of retailers.  How do I know?  I am one.

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