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Note: As of 2017, The New Homemaker is an archive. The articles on the site are all original to TNH.

When we were planning our new backyard several years ago, the designer said, "So I hear you want lavender. How many plants?" I told her, when you think you have too many, add five more and you'll have made a good start.

Helping without taking away someone's dignity is a real balancing act
The secret is a well-stocked pantry
Preparing for a happy ending