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Tomato Potato Pie

After a long summer of half-hearted gardening, the vines around my house are starting to brown. Nights are getting longer and colder and as they do, the garden slows down its once aggressive turnout of bulging tomatoes, glossy peppers and giant squash. 

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6 Tips to Nurture Literacy in Young Children

Years ago when I was a mom to very young boys and blogging almost daily, I wrote a post about fostering literacy in kids. Not only had I been a language arts teacher and a reading instructional coach, but I had closely observed my own children and expereimented with a variety of strategies. Those little boys are now 12 and 9. They both enjoy reading, albeit very different genres. I fully believe a lot of the work I put in when they were young is paying off now that they're older. Below are the original six tips I inlcuded in that blog post, although I've added some new details and storylines. If you're the parent of young ones, these tips will hopefully help instill a love of books and a joy of reading. 

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Recommended Reads from Rumble Readers

In honor of National Literacy Month, Rumble asked its readers for book recommendations. Here are the books that have changed the lives of women today. 

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Why We Go High, When They Go Low

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | “When they go low, we go high”-Michelle Obama

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Cast Iron Skillet Recipes

As fall rolls into the mountains, so too does the season for soups, stews and chilis. Cold weather sparks cravings for all food warm, hearty and comforting. But, while the weather is still balmy early in the season, cast iron skillet recipes are a nice way to transition into cold-weather food. One of the best things about the skillet? There is minimal clean up involved. Below are two quick and easy cast iron skillet recipes I’ve been enjoying lately. 

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It's a Yin / Yang Thing

By Sabrina Matheny • Rumble Contributor | Ah fall…and the beautiful colors that come with it! A season that as the temperatures get cooler, we begin to spend a little more time indoors.  We love pumpkins, football, and the holidays that are just around the corner.  As we gear up for more festivities, it’s a good time to look at our space and feel it through our energy system.  

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Favorite Fall Events

Fall is an exciting, beautiful season in the mountains of Western North Carolina. Below is a roundup of some of the big events going on in the region. 

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Mercury Retrograde Coming Next Week

Coming out of the full moon in Pisces, which was intense with emotions, everyone is rejoicing in the first days of the fall season. The temperature is cooler, the leaves are already changing and falling, and all the pumpkin spice products are hitting the shelves. While all this is fine and good, and I don’t mean to burst anyone’s happiness bubble, but Mercury moves back into retrograde Sept. 27 and stays there until Oct. 17.

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September: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Tidbit: There are no reliable or straightforward screenings available for ovarian cancer, so we depend on our connection with our bodies and the humanity and compassion of our doctors. The best ovarian cancer prevention tool is to have empowered women that advocate for themselves paired with health care providers that educate and listen.

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