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The Old-Fashioned Way
Why do old-fashioned ways for the most part seem better?  Why are we fascinated with the period in history that spans the 1800's?  Recently, we took a field trip to Conner Prairie, an outdoor, living museum that covers time from the end of the 18th century to the Civil War.  I was amazed at the simplicity of it all and the ingenuity it took just to have a comfortable place to sleep.  Birds had to be killed, cloth had to be

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1920's History and Fashion
Pretty much the world as we know it today began in the 1920's:  Highways, electricity, indoor plumbing, sewage systems, automobiles, and let's not forget women's right to vote all came into action in the 1920's.  With that came hair dryers, washing machines, and many other inventions that made life easier.  Cars were fast, the terrors of World War I were starting to

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Go Green Easter Baskets
Want an Easter craft that you can display on your dining room table and then outside in that troublesome bare spot in your back yard?  If so, this is the perfect project for you and your kids.  In less than a week you'll have thick green grass growing from an Easter basket.

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A Cold Winter's Night

Many people despise winter.  They grumble and complain about all of its nuisances.  I, personally, like my dad's view of all the ups and downs of every season:  "It's better than no weather at all."  Even in the bone chilling, snow covered days of winter we can find something for which to be grateful.  I am reminded of an event in Thornton Wilder's play Our Town when the heroine is granted one more precious day on earth.  Eventually, she can bear her visit no more because she took soooooo much for granted.  She laments, ". . . . all that was going on and we never noticed. . . Mama and Papa . . .clocks ticking. . . food and coffee . . . hot baths . . . Oh, earth, you're too wonderful for anybody to realize you."

Let's begin tonight to search for the beauty of the winter. 

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Freebies for Friends and Homeschoolers
Can you believe it?  Oliver De Mille (who wrote the foreword for my revised copy of The ABC's of Homeschooling) and his wife Rachel, are offering many of their products for free.  Their way of saying thank you for their great success.

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