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Day in the Life: 11 and 8 Years Old

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Day in the Life: 11 and 8 Years Old

My favorite personal category on the blog is probably the section dedicated to day in the life posts. Yes, they highlight how quickly years go by but they also offer the sweetest snapshots of what normal life looks like in a given moment in time. I often have wished I could go back in time and had a conversation with my parents from the perspective I have now but during the time I was a kid. Growing up your parents always seem like just your parents, but now you realize while they were raising you, they were still growing up...


The Benefits of Detoxing

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The Benefits of Detoxing

Turn on your JavaScript to view content You guys are so familiar with Peggy of Curry Girls Kitchen by now. She’s been on before to talk about health hacks, family foundations, & her cookbook, Damn Good Gluten Free. Today she is back on the blog to talk all about detoxing and cleansing, but WITH food. This ain’t no juice diet people. So if you need a little debloat or reset from the holiday season, this post is for you. And just in time, Peggy is hosting a new 21 day detox program starting this Saturday, February 4. She has so...


The Writing Life

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The Writing Life

Want your book published? There are several different ways and independent bookstores are showing signs of rebounding. “Talent plus perseverance equals luck.” – filmmaker Steven Soderbergh For literary minded-people, publishing a book can be a lifetime achievement that could earn you significant cash. But since publishing your work is terribly difficult and competitive, you could also end up tearing your hair out. Richmond has plenty of authors. The nonprofit James River Writers helps out with seminars and advice and has 525 members, some living as far away as Texas and California. “We’ve seen a 15% increase outside of Virginia,” according...


Shoot! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Astronomy and Projectile Science)

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Shoot! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Astronomy and Projectile Science)

Shoot! Scouts BSA Nova Award (Astronomy and Projectile Science) Requirements and Workbook Answers and Helps About the Nova Awards Related Resources Shoot! is the Scouts BSA Nova Award for investigating astronomy and projectile science. This module is designed to help you explore how science affects your life each day. To earn this award, Scouts must complete one of their science related merit badges and learn about related topics such as space, aviation, and weather. Scouts also visit a museum or build a catapult, pitching machine, or marble run. This award can be earned by young men and women who are...


Erin’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 10- and 15-year-old)

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Erin’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 10- and 15-year-old)

Erin’s Homeschool Day in the Life (with a 10- and 15-year-old) ~  Written by Erin Vincent of Nourishing My Scholar 7:30 am – I am up and groggily swap out my pajamas for real clothes and winter boots. I have no little kids to wake me up in the mornings anymore, but I have a 115-pound Great Pyrenees dog to take for a walk before anything else. It’s a cold winter morning here in the mountains of east Tennessee; cold and wet. I won’t see the kids for a few more hours. They are not morning people. Though my 15-year-old...