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Happy Together: Homeschooling And Siblings

Happy Together: Homeschooling And Siblings

When you started homeschooling, perhaps you imagined your children happily working together—reading, cooking, gardening and learning. In your mind’s eye, your children would relish the opportunity to spend more time together and your family would become a model of closeness. ...

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How To Organize Your Winter Food Storage

How To Organize Your Winter Food Storage

Storing food supplies for the cold winter months or to preserve those garden veggies can be both cost-effective and efficient. From bulk ingredients to pre-made frozen meals, breads to canned fruits and veggies, your food storage should be organized in ...

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Solomon On Which Gang To Join

Solomon On Which Gang To Join

Every man is like the company he is wont to keep. —Euripides, c. 430 BC Sooner or later everyone has to decide which gang they belong to. —Pratchett and Gaiman, Good Omens (1990) To Be a Man When David was ...

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Rediscovering Belgian Lace

Rediscovering Belgian Lace

Years ago, my husband, then a young art student, visited Belgium. There, he was delighted to meet an old woman, bobbins spread out on a pillow in front of her, making lace. The woman, of course, reminded him of one ...

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Good Friends, Good Fishin’

Good Friends, Good Fishin’

Good morning, this is Bob Whitten, coming to you from beautiful, sunny Thomson, Illinois. When the weather turns cold like it has in Northwestern Illinois, my thoughts start shifting to fighting through weeds and hanging out under bridges. No, I ...

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In The Name Of Peace Transform Your Curriculum

In The Name Of Peace Transform Your Curriculum

The United Nations Charter statement, “We, the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war…”, prompted The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to adopt the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. Conflicting goals ...

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Algae Biofuel: The Next Big (Or Little) Thing?

Algae Biofuel: The Next Big (Or Little) Thing?

In a country that is working to establish energy independence, every energy possibility is being thoroughly explored in the hopes of finding oil’s replacement. Wind and solar face issues with being incorporated into the national electricity infrastructure and still don’t ...

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