I didn't always learn the lessons well. Some I did. I became a person of character, strength and ambition. But I didn't learn to steward my money responsibly, and I developed a habit of avoiding confrontation at all costs, the more I cared for a person.
So now I am learning.
:: Avoidance always increases the problem, whatever it is.
:: Some things are worth making from scratch (laundry detergent), but others are not (butter).
:: It takes a moment of laziness or inconsistency to allow your child to form a bad habit, and much longer to undo it.
:: Epsom salts are a wonderful fertilizer for tomatoes and peppers, and cayenne pepper keeps pests away.
:: Food won't grow in too much shade.
:: On any given day there are a million things a parent can feel guilty about, and most of them don't matter.
:: Meal planning is a huge money and time saver.
:: An emergency cash stash in the car can prevent a major headache.
:: Any vegetable that will climb grows better off the ground, saves space, and looks awesome.
:: A good relationship with neighbours can be a life saver.
:: Pay yourself first. Automatic savings transfers are a great tool.
:: Sometimes the worst thing you can do is hide your problems from your family.
:: All a child really needs is love and attention, not stuff.
:: Root veggies are better started in the ground.
:: Paying for everything with cash makes you more aware of how you spend your money.
:: Bees love cucumber flowers.